Britten – War Requiem


© 2005 London Philharmonic Orchestra Ltd

℗ 2006 London Philharmonic Orchestra Ltd

Recorded live at the Royal Festival Hall, London, on 8 May 2005

Publisher: Boosey & Hawkes Music Publishers Ltd


Booklet text in English and German

Total playing time 83:42

Released May 2006

CD: Britten – War Requiem

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 and Choir
Boris Garlitsky leader (chamber orchestra)
Pieter Schoeman leader (symphony orchestra)
Tiffin Boys’ Choir
Simon Toyne conductor (Tiffin Boys’ Choir)   

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, Anthony Dean Griffey and Gerald Finley and conducted by known peace activist, the Orchestra’s then-Principal Conductor Kurt Masur, this account of Britten’s extraordinary masterpiece is indispensable.

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