War Requiem by Benjamin Britten

Regarded as one of the most important pieces in 20th Century English music, it was first played in the newly built Coventry Cathedral. The original had been destroyed during World War II. Hear from one of the orchestral performers who took part, and from composer Michael Berkeley.

(Photo: Benjamin Britten in 1964 - BBC copyright)

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