Britten: War Requiem

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Album title:
Britten • Penderecki
Composer(s):
Britten, Penderecki
Works:
Britten: War Requiem; Berg: Violin Concerto; Penderecki: Threnody
Performer:
Lövaas (soprano), Roden (tenor), Adam (bass-baritone), Scherzer (violin); Leipzig Radio Choir; Dresdner Philharmonie/Herbert Kegel
Label:
Brilliant
Catalogue Number:
95354 (1978-89)  
Performance:
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Recording:
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Reviewer:
BBC Music Magazine
Britten: War Requiem

An especially sombre, monumental War Requiem. Theo Adam’s English is idiosyncratic, but generally the solo team is strong. Penderecki’s Threnody really stings, but the Berg is less impressive.

Stephen Johnson

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