Britten - War Requiem
Live from the Royal Albert Hall in London, a performance of Britten's War Requiem for Remembrance Sunday with the BBC Symphony Orchestra conducted by Semyon Bychkov.
Britten's War Requiem live from the Royal Albert Hall on Remembrance Sunday with the BBC Symphony Orchestra conducted by Semyon Bychkov.
Presented by Petroc Trelawny.
Britten: War Requiem
Sabina Cvilak (soprano)
Allan Clayton (tenor)
Roderick Williams (baritone)
BBC Symphony Chorus
Crouch End Festival Chorus
The Choristers of Westminster Abbey
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Semyon Bychkov (conductor)
'My subject is war, and the pity of war.'
Benjamin Britten's War Requiem interweaves the poetry of Wilfred Owen with the words of the Requiem Mass in a deeply moving and powerful work. Written for the consecration of Coventry Cathedral after its destruction in the Second World War, this great work remains as relevant today as ever. Semyon Bychkov conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra, the BBC Symphony Chorus and superb soloists in a performance of the work in Britten's 100th anniversary year, on Remembrance Sunday and in an iconic building whose association with remembrance goes back nearly a century.
Event in association with the Royal British Legion
Followed by music from the younger generation of pianists, recorded earlier this year in concert halls across Europe.