Anna Netrebko, Ian Bostridge and Thomas Hampson.
2013 marks the 100th birthday of Benjamin Britten and EMI pays tribute to this key figure of 20th century music with the release of a brand new recording of his War Requiem, with a stellar line up of soloists – Anna Netrebko, Ian Bostridge and Thomas Hampson.
Considered to be Britten’s crowning choral work, and for some possibly the pinnacle of his entire output, it was commissioned for the festival marking the consecration of the new cathedral at Coventry.
BRITTEN War Requiem, 1962. Susan Gritton, John Mark Ainsley, Christopher Maltman, Wroclaw Philharmonic Choir, Gabrieli Young Singers Scheme, Trebles of The Choir of New College Oxford, Gabrieli Consort & Players / Paul McCreesh. Signum 2cds
BRITTEN War Requiem Op. 66. Pears, Harper, Fischer-Dieskau, Coventry Festival Choir, Boys of Holy Trinity, Leamington and Holy Trinity, Stratford, Cooper, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra / Davies, Melos Ensemble / Britten. Testament Records