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Benjamin Britten - War Requiem Full Album

Benjamin Britten - War Requiem Full Album Performer: Benjamin Britten
Title: War Requiem
Style: Modern
Category: Classical
Date of release: 1963
Country: UK
Label: Decca
Catalog number: SET 252-3, SET 252/3
Size MP3: 2928 mb
Size FLAC: 2956 mb
Rating: 4.0


1IV Sanctus
2II Dies Irae (Part One)
3III Offertorium
4VI Libera Me
5I Requiem Aeternam
6V Agnus Dei
7II Dies Irae (Conclusion)
8War Requiem Opus 66


  • Baritone VocalsDietrich Fischer-Dieskau
  • ChoirHighgate School Choir
  • ChorusLondon Symphony Orchestra Chorus, The Bach Choir
  • Chorus MasterDavid Willcocks
  • Chorus Master [Director Of Music Highgate School Choir]Edward Chapman
  • Composed ByBenjamin Britten
  • ConductorBenjamin Britten
  • Engineer [Recording]Kenneth Wilkinson
  • EnsembleMelos Ensemble
  • Liner Notes [Commentary]John Culshaw
  • Liner Notes [Preface]William Plomer
  • Mastered ByD (tracks: A1 to A2), E (tracks: B1 to D)
  • OrchestraLondon Symphony Orchestra
  • OrganSimon Preston
  • Photography ByIlse Buhs, Lotte Meitner-Graf
  • Producer [Recording]John Culshaw
  • Soprano VocalsGalina Vishnevskaya
  • Technician [Chamber Organ Built By]Noel Mander
  • Tenor VocalsPeter Pears
  • Words By [Poems]Wilfred Owen


Original grooved wide band purple labels with "Original recording By.." at 10 o'clock
Labelography code: EP1
Recording First Published 1963
Recorded on 3-5, 7, 8 & 10 January 1963
Includes a 16-page 12" booklet with liner notes and sung texts
Mono version released with catalog# MET 252-3 / MET 252/3


  • Other (Record 1 Catalog# on label): SET.252
  • Other (Record 2 Catalog# on label): SET.253
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A (stamped)): ZAL-5927
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B (stamped)): ZAL-5928
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C (stamped)): ZAL-5929
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D (stamped)): ZAL-5930


  • Recorded At – Kingsway Hall
  • Printed By – MacNeill Press Ltd.


War Requiem - Benjamin Britten. Лента с персональными рекомендациями и музыкальными новинками, радио, подборки на любой вкус, удобное управление своей коллекцией. The War Requiem, Op. 66, is a large-scale setting of the Requiem composed by Benjamin Britten mostly in 1961 and completed in January 1962. The War Requiem was performed for the consecration of the new Coventry Cathedral, which was built after the original fourteenth-century structure was destroyed in a World War II bombing raid. The traditional Latin texts are interspersed, in telling juxtaposition, with extra-liturgical poems by Wilfred Owen, written during World War I. Britten: War Requiem. Bliss: Morning Heroes - Sir Simon Rattle, Sir Charles Groves, Benjamin Britten. To commemorate 100 years since World War One in Nov 2014, Southbank Centre staged a special performance of Benjamin Brittens War Requiem featuring free to Benjamin Britten Britten: War Requiem War Requiem, Op. 66: Requiem Aeternam, War Requiem, Op. 66: Dies Irae and more. 6 tracks 84:20. The War Requiem was commissioned for the reconsecration of Coventry Cathedral on May 30, 1962 after the original fourteenth century structure was destroyed in a World War II bombing raid on the night of November 14, 1940. As a pacifist, Britten was inspired by the commission, which gave him complete freedom in choosing the type of music he would like to compose. He conceived of setting the traditional Latin Mass for the Dead interwoven with. Britten: War Requiem, 2013. Benjamin Britten. War Requiem, Op. 66, Requiem aeternam: What Passing Bells For These Who Die As Cattle, 03:39. 66, Dies Irae: Dies irae, 03:38. 66, Dies Irae: Out There, We've Walked Quite Friendly Up To Death, 01:56. War Requiem. Released 1962. War Requiem Tracklist. War Requiem: i. Requiem Aeternam - Requiem aeternam Lyrics. War Requiem: ii. Dies Irae - Dies irae Lyrics. War Requiem: iii. Offertorium Lyrics. War Requiem Q&A. Writers Benjamin Britten & Wilfred Owen. More Benjamin Britten albums. Cabaret Songs. The Poets Echo, Op. Show all albums by Benjamin Britten. It was commissioned for the reconsecration of Britain's Coventry Cathedral, which had been destroyed by a Nazi bomb raid in 1940. Audio for First Listens is no longer available after the album is released. Enlarge this image. Baritone Thomas Hampson left, conductor Antonio Pappano center and tenor Ian Bostridge pay tribute to composer Benjamin Britten in a new recording of the War Requiem, which comes out Nov. Riccardo MusacchioCourtesy of the artists hide caption