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Prom 72: Peter Oundjian, Royal Scottish National Orchestra perform Britten's War Requiem

Live at the BBC Proms: the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, under Peter Oundjian, with soloists Erin Wall, Allan Clayton and Russell Braun performs Britten's War Requiem

Live at the BBC Proms: Royal Scottish National Orchestra under Peter Oundjian with soloists Erin Wall, Allan Clayton and Russell Braun in Britten's War Requiem

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London
Presented by Kate Molleson

7.30pm
Britten War Requiem

Erin Wall (soprano)
Allan Clayton (tenor)
Russell Braun (baritone)
Huddersfield Choral Society
RSNO Junior Chorus
RSNO Chorus
Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Peter Oundjian (conductor)

A powerful statement of the composer’s pacifist beliefs – composed in the shadow of the Second World War, but harking back to the carnage of the First via the war poetry of Wilfred Owen – Britten’s War Requiem today remains one of the most devastating artistic responses to conflict: a work that mourns but also rages against the senseless violence and destruction of war.

The Huddersfield Choral Society, RSNO Chorus (175 this year) and RSNO Junior Chorus (40 this year) join the Royal Scottish National Orchestra and its outgoing Music Director Peter Oundjian for a performance marking 100 years since the end of the First World War.

1 hour, 44 minutes

Music Played

  • Benjamin Britten

    War Requiem

    Choir: Royal Scottish National Chorus. Orchestra: Royal Scottish National Orchestra.
  • Astor Piazzolla

    Cafe 1930 (L'histoire du tango)

    Performer: Patrick Gallois. Performer: Göran Söllscher.
    • Piazzolla for Two - Tangos for Flute & Guitar: Patrick Gallois, Goran Sollscher.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.

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