RCO: War Requiem


Witnessing a performance of Benjamin Britten's monumental War Requiem is an experience. Scored for orchestra, large chorus, children's choir and three soloists, it is certainly a challenge to perform. Gianandrea Noseda makes his debut with the Concertgebouw Orchestra with a work he has championed and for which he has received critical acclaim in performances and on record. In 1964, the Concertgebouw Orchestra performed Britten's War Requiem under the direction of Bernard Haitink with the 'dream team' Britten had actually envisaged for the world premiere two years earlier: the Russian soprano Galina Vishnevskaya, the English tenor Peter Pears and the German baritone Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau. Now the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra has again invited a Russian soprano, an English tenor and a German baritone.

Additional Info

  • No: A86050019
  • Composer: Benjamin Britten
  • Conductor: Gianandrea Noseda
  • Orchestra: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra; Netherlands Radio Choir; Flemish Radio Choir; National Children’s Choir
  • Artists: Elena Stikhina, Mark Padmore, Michael Volle
  • Production year: 2018
  • Run time: 01:30:00
  • Producers: RCO, Unitel, Mezzo
  • Format: HDTV 16:9
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