Benjamin Britten's great artistic statement of pacifism is a modern classic: an unprecedented treatment of the Latin texts of the Requiem set alongside acerbic and often overtly contradictory verse by Wilfred Owen. Captured in a live performance on the 60th anniversary of the end of World War II in Europe, featuring singers Christine Brewer (soprano), Anthony Dean Griffey (tenor) and Gerald Finley (baritone) and conducted by known peace activist, the Orchestra's Principal Conductor Kurt Masur, this account of Britten's extraordinary masterpiece is indispensible.
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BENJAMIN BRITTEN War Requiem
KURT MASUR conductor NEVILLE CREED conductor (chamber orchestra) and chorus master CHRISTINE BREWER soprano ANTHONY DEAN GRIFFEY tenor GERALD FINLEY baritone LONDON PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA LONDON PHILHARMONIC CHOIR BORIS GARLITSKY leader (chamber orchestra) PIETER SCHOEMAN leader (symphony orchestra) TIFFIN BOYS' CHOIR SIMON TOYNE conductor (Tiffin Boys' Choir)