‘War Requiem’ on ABC Classic FM

  Listen in to the Sydney Symphony’s performance of Britten’s War Requiem from the Sydney Opera House on ABC Classic FM on Saturday night. Conducted by Vladimir Ashkenazy and featuring soloists Russian soprano Dina Kuznetsova, British tenor Andrew Staples and German baritone Dietrich Henschel with the Sydney Children’s Choir and Sydney Philharmonia Choirs. Despite its name,…

Britten’s ‘War Requiem’ –  A Message For All Time

Britten’s ‘War Requiem’ – A Message For All Time

  Benjamin Britten’s (22 Nov 1913 – 4 Dec 1976) towering multi-layered musical statement, the War Requiem, opus 66, is to be performed in Sydney, by the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Vladimir Ashkenazy on November 8th and 9th at the Sydney Opera House. Premiering on May 30th, 1962, the work was commissioned to commemorate the consecration…