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Britten: War Requiem ()

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composed by Benjamin Britten

This version of Britten's War Requiem comes from a live 2010 performance in Utrecht led by Jaap van Zweden and Reinbert de Leeuw, and was released in 2012, the 50th anniversary of the work's premiere. The conductors are given equal billing, but van Zweden's name comes first, so apparently he leads the large orchestra and de Leeuw leads the chamber orchestra. The performance is notable for its raw intensity and almost savage depths, which are made even starker in contrast to the moments of stillness and resignation. The ...

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Britten: War Requiem
2012, Challenge Classics

UPC: 608917238822

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