Release Date: April 1, 2012
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***** Financial Times (UK)
***** Rondo (Germany)
***(3 * max) Point de Vue (France)
Best International Album of the Year 2012 Musical Toronto(Canada)
CD of the Week Sunday Times (UK)
Recording of the Month MDT.co.uk
Premiered in 1962, the War Requiem is one of the twentieth century’s defining works. Britten was commissioned to write it for the re-dedication of Coventry Cathedral, which was destroyed during the Second World War. Interspersing the Latin mass of the dead with texts by war poet Wilfred Owen he created a work that both mourned the dead and pleaded the futility of war.