Benjamin Britten's War Requiem

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Paul Gambaccini goes behind the scenes of the first performance of Britten's masterpiece, performed to mark the consecration of the new Coventry Cathedral in 1962. He talks to performers and audience members about that momentous, emotionally charged evening.

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Mon 26 Jan 2004 00:15
BBC Radio 4 FM only

Rehearsal for the premiere of Britten's War Requiem

Rehearsal for the premiere of Britten's War Requiem
Coventry Cathedral, 24 May 1962

Credits

Role Contributor
PresenterPaul Gambaccini
Interviewed GuestPeter Pears
Interviewed GuestDietrich Fischer-Dieskau

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