Britten: War Requiem


With Antonio Pappano leading the Orchestra, Coro e Voci Bianche Dell’accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia. 

November 22, 2013 marks the 100th birthday of Benjamin Britten, and Warner Classics pays tribute to this key figure of 20th century music with this brand new recording of his War Requiem, featuring a superstar line up of soloists – Anna Netrebko, Ian Bostridge and Thomas Hampson.

Critical acclaim:

“Hampson shows great sensitivity in shaping his part and imbuing it with a formidable range of tonal color.”

Stephen Greenbank – MusicWeb International

“Pappano’s interpretation profits from the quality of his soloists, Ian Bostridge and Thomas Hampson bringing a more natural delivery to the Owen texts, almost jauntily walking “quite friendly up to Death” . . .”

Andy Gill – The Independent