Britten: War Requiem
Warner Classics 15448-2
Britten: War Requiem, Op 66: Offertorium (9:20); Sanctus (9:28)
Anna Netrebko, soprano; Ian Bostridge, tenor; Thomas Hampson, baritone; Santa Cecilia National Academy Chorus & Orchestra / Antonio Pappano
2013 marks the 100th birthday of Benjamin Britten, and Warner Classics pays tribute to this key figure of 20th century music with the release of a 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.