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Work: War Requiem, Op.66

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ComposerBritten, Benjamin (1913-1976)
Period20th century
Year1961
Work typeInstrumental
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A technically flawless War Requiem in Edinburgh

Daniel Harding © Ryan Buchanan
The performance was technically flawless, but left our reviewer unmoved.
***11
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Inspiration eludes Kramer in Britten's War Requiem at ENO

Roderick Williams and David Butt Philip © Richard Hubert Smith
The music’s explosions of volume have an open-throated magnificence.
***11
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Striking intimacy from Britten's War Requiem in Liverpool

Andrew Manze, Ed Lyon and Benjamin Appl © Mark McNulty
The RLPO and NDR Radiophilharmonie Hannover join forces for Britten's War Requiem.
****1
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Britten's War Requiem receives a searing performance in Dublin

Ailish Tynan © RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra & Philharmonic Choir
Ailish Tynan's powerful soprano soared above the massive forces of the choir in the thundering "Libera Me" – a wall of sound that blew the audience away.
*****
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An unfussy, memorable War Requiem from Noseda

Gianandrea Noseda © Steve Sherman
Gianandrea Noseda conducts the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, the Netherlands Radio Choir and an ideal team of soloists in a memorable performance of Britten's War Requiem.
****1
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