Britten, Benjamin - War Requiem - Masur, Kurt (conductor)

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...Masur drew both blazing and heartbreakingly intimate playing from the LPO, while Creed directed the excellent chamber ensemble accompanying the male soloists superbly. A deeply affecting performance...

(The Independent)

...Indeed, this was a performance of total conviction from all involved, especially the outstanding London Philharmonic Choir, who sang beautifully and kept reserves in store for the terrifying, unfettered climaxes Masur demanded...

(The Guardian)


...I know exactly what war means. At the end of World War II I was a 17-year-old soldier: a prisoner of war. We had to give up our weapons; we had to come to terms with the fact that we had lost, and we learned just how much damage Hitler had done. When I first came to England, I visited Coventry and was deeply moved by what I saw. I grew up from then on with a very strong desire for peace...

(Kurt Masur)

Christine Brewer, sopran

Anthony Dean Griffey, tenor

Gerald Finley, baryton

Tiffin Boys’ Choir; London Philharmonic Choir/Kurt Masur


War Requiem

CD 1

1. Requiem aeternam

2. Anthem for Doomed Youth - What passing-bells for these who die as cattle?

3. Dies irae

4. But I Was Looking At The Permanent Stars - Bugles sang, saddening the evening air

5. Liber scriptus proferetur

6. The Next War - Out there, we've walked quite friendly up to Death

7. Recordare

8. Confutatis maledictis

9. On Seeing A Piece of Our Heavy Artillery Brought into Action - Be slowly lifted up, thou long black arm

10. Lacrimosa

11. Futility - Move him into the sun

CD 2

1. Offertorium

2. Parable of the Old Men and the Young - So Abram rose, and clave the wood

3. Sanctus

4. Benedictus

5. The End - After the blast of lightning from the East

6. Agnus Dei

7. Libera me

8. Strange Meeting - It seemed that out of battle I escaped

Artikelnummer LPO0010
Streckkod 0854990001109
Utgivningsdatum 2006-06-19
Kategori Klassiskt
Skivbolag LPO
Enhet CD
Antal enheter 2
Artister Masur, Kurt (conductor)
Dirigenter Masur, Kurt
Kompositörer Britten, Benjamin
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