Britten: War Requiem (2-SACD)

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Britten: War Requiem (2-SACD)

Composer: Benjamin Britten
Artists: Galina Vishnevskaya, Peter Pears, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, The Bach Choir, London Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Benjamin Britten
Number of Discs: 2
Label: Decca
Release Date: September 30, 2023

On January 10, 1963, recording sessions for this world premiere recording of Britten’s War Requiem were completed in London. In 2023, sixty years later, Decca has made new high-resolution 24-bit/192 kHz transfers of the original quarter-inch stereo master tapes at British Grove Studios for the best possible sound quality. 

Conducted by the composer himself and featuring the three soloists (Galina Vishnevskaya, Peter Pears, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau) for whom the work was written, this remains for many the reference recording par excellence. The truly comprehensive companion book includes excerpts from John Culshaw’s autobiography, Putting the Record Straight, recollections from three members of the original 1963 Decca recording team, technical notes, extensive essays on the War Requiem and the recording sessions, and rare, never-before-seen photographs.



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Most Western music is based on a system of notation that evolved around 1600 out of earlier practices. The starting point for any opera is the full score, which contains all individual voices and instruments arranged in a specific order on the page. The written music—representing the sounds a composer creates in his head—then comes to life performed by singers onstage and played by the orchestra.

 

 

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