Digital Concert Hall: Benjamin Britten's War Requiem

Digital Concert Hall: Benjamin Britten's War Requiem

Found 25th Apr
Register on the Digital Concert Hall website to watch Benjamin Britten's War Requiem free of charge.

The War Requiem is one of the most important sacred works of the post-war period. It was first performed in 1962 for the re-inauguration of the Coventry Cathedral which was almost completely destroyed by the German Luftwaffe. In this work, Britten also set to music poems by poet Wilfred Owen who fell in the First World War, in addition to the liturgical text of the funeral mass.

With reinforcements from the Orchestre Français des Jeunes, an international trio of soloists and choirs from a variety of countries, the German National Youth Orchestra played the requiem under the direction of Thomas Neuhoff in the Philharmonie as the final concert of their current tour – “faultlessly, with precision and commitment”, as the Tagesspiegel described the performance.

The Digital Concert Hall also has a selection of other free concerts.
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