Notes & Reviews:
Kurt Masur directs a War Requiem to rank alongside the best. Every recorded performance of Britten's War Requiem has drawn the best from its interpreters - no wonder, considering the greatness of the work - so that each is its own justification. This new recording is no different.
BBC Music Magazine, Christmas 2012
This is a rather cautious account of the War Requiem. The soloists are first-rate and the choral singing is excellent, but the emotional effect is slightly cool.
BBC Music Magazine, February 2013
Committed, heartfelt choral singing, impressive solos. But Masur's conducting too often skims the surface prosaically and the end effect isn't specially memorable.
Recording information: Avery Fisher Hall, New York (02/1997).
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Works DetailsBritten, Benjamin : War Requiem, Op. 66
- Conductor: Samuel Wong
- Ensemble: Westminster Symphonic Choir
- Running Time: 79 min. 45 sec.
- Period Time: Modern
- Form: Choral
- Written: 1961