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Britten: War Requiem / Bostridge, Keenlyside, Noseda, London Symphony


Release Date: 06/01/2018 
Label:  Musical Concepts   Catalog #: 2029  
Composer:  Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Sabina CvilakSimon KeenlysideIan Bostridge
Conductor:  Gianandrea Noseda
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 2 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

REVIEWS:

Noseda seeks to take the audience from the edge of consciousness to the blazing fires of the battlefield. Bostridge spins a beautiful line, and Keenlyside is excellent throughout. Decisive and confident, Sabina Cvilak has the Slavic edge that has seemed hard-wired into the part since the incomparable Vishnevskaya sang her part in the composer's own recording of the work in the early 1960s.

– Gramophone

Noseda brings a strong sense of Italianate lyricism to bear on the score, reminding us of Britten’s debt to Verdi. The choral singing is fervent and intense, the playing fierce and sensitive.

– The Guardian
REVIEWS:

Noseda seeks to take the audience from the edge of consciousness to the blazing fires of the battlefield. Bostridge spins a beautiful line, and Keenlyside is excellent throughout. Decisive and confident, Sabina Cvilak has the Slavic edge that has seemed hard-wired into the part since the incomparable Vishnevskaya sang her part in the composer's own recording of the work in the early 1960s.

– Gramophone

Noseda brings a strong sense of Italianate lyricism to bear on the score, reminding us of Britten’s debt to Verdi. The choral singing is fervent and intense, the playing fierce and sensitive.

– The Guardian Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
War Requiem, Op. 66 by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Sabina Cvilak (Soprano), Simon Keenlyside (Baritone), Ian Bostridge (Tenor)
Conductor:  Gianandrea Noseda
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1961; England 

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