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Britten: War Requiem / Leinsdorf/Boston Symphony Orchestra (b&w) [DVD]

Album Summary

>Britten, Benjamin : War Requiem, Op. 66
Performers Conductor Ensembles Composer

Notes & Reviews:

"The orchestra was in mighty fine shape when Leinsdorf took over... in the summer of 1963 they sounded splendid together. Leinsdorf hit the orchestra like a ton of bricks, working the details in a far more exacting manner than his laid-back predecessor Charles Munch, while bringing challenging, unfamiliar repertoire like the 'War Requiem' to the attention of his musicians and audiences... Phyllis Curtin sang with remarkable power and finesse. If a better soprano has recorded the 'War Requiem', I haven't heard her... They cheered Leinsdorf et al for 20 minutes when this was over..." -American Record Guide

Notes & Reviews:

Run Time: 90 min.
Picture Format: NTSC, 4:3, B&W
Country of Origin: USA


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Works Details

>Britten, Benjamin : War Requiem, Op. 66
  • Performers: Phyllis Curtin (Soprano); Nicholas Di Virgilio (Tenor); Tom Krause (Baritone)
  • Conductor: Erich Leinsdorf
  • Ensemble: Boston Symphony Orchestra
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1961