BOSTRIDGE, IAN

War Requiem

2 Compact Disc
21 Oct 2013

Barcode: 5099961544826

Other participants: Anna Netrebko, Ian Bostridge, Thomas Hampson, Orchestra, Coro e Voci Bianche dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Antonio Pappano

2013 marks the 100th birthday of Benjamin Britten and Warner Classics pays tribute to this key figure of 20th century music with the release of a brand new recording of his War Requiem, with a stellar line up of soloists – Anna Netrebko, Ian Bostridge and Thomas Hampson.

Considered to be Britten’s crowning choral work, and for some possibly the pinnacle of his entire output, it was commissioned for the festival marking the consecration of the new cathedral at Coventry.

Audio sample & Tracklisting

Disc 1 
01 Requiem aeternam - Te decet [childrens' chorus]: War Requiem Op. 66, Requiem aeternam  - Orchestra dell' Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecil 
02 'What passing bells' [tenor solo] (Owen's 'Anthem for Doomed Youth') - Kyrie eleison [chorus]: War Requiem Op. 66, Requ  - Orchestra dell' Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecil 
03 Dies irae [chorus]: War Requiem Op. 66, Dies irae  - Orchestra dell' Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecil 
04 'Bugles sang' [baritone solo] (Owen's 'Voices'): War Requiem Op. 66, Dies irae  - Thomas Hampson 
05 Liber scriptus [soprano solo and semi-chorus]: War Requiem Op. 66, Dies irae  - Antonio Pappano/Anna Netrebko/Orchestra dell' Acca 
06 'Out there, we walked quite friendly up to death' [tenor and baritone soli] (Owen's 'The Next War'): War Requiem Op. 66  - Thomas Hampson 
07 Recordare [women's chorus]: War Requiem Op. 66, Dies irae  - Orchestra dell' Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecil 
08 Confutatis [men's chorus]: War Requiem Op. 66, Dies irae  - Orchestra dell' Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecil 
09 'Be slowly lifted up' [baritone solo] (Owen's 'Sonnet On Seeing a Piece of our Heavy Artillery Brought into Action') -  - Thomas Hampson 
10 Lacrimosa [soprano and chorus] interspersed with "Move him, move him" [tenor solo] (Owen's "Futility  - Orchestra dell' Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecil 
11 Domine Jesu Christe [childrens' choir]: War Requiem Op. 66, Offertorium  - Thomas Hampson 
12 Quam olim Abrahae [chorus]: War Requiem Op. 66, Offertorium  - Thomas Hampson 
13 Isaac and Abram [tenor and baritone soli] (Owen's "The Parable of the Old Man and the Young") - Hostias et pr  - Thomas Hampson 
14 Reprise of Quam olim Abrahae [chorus]: War Requiem Op. 66, Offertorium  - Thomas Hampson 
15 Sanctus, Hosanna and Benedictus [soprano solo and chorus]: War Requiem Op. 66, Sanctus  - Antonio Pappano/Anna Netrebko/Ian Bostridge/Thomas 
16 'After the blast of lightning' [baritone solo] (Owen's 'The End'): War Requiem Op. 66, Sanctus  - Thomas Hampson 
17 Agnus Dei [chorus] interspersed with 'One ever hangs' [chorus; tenor solo] (Owen's 'At a Calvary near the Ancre'): War  - Thomas Hampson 
18 Libera me [soprano solo and chorus] - Reprise of Dies irae: War Requiem Op. 66, Libera me  - Antonio Pappano/Anna Netrebko/Ian Bostridge/Thomas 
19 'It seemed that out of battle I escaped' ...: War Requiem Op. 66, Libera me  - Antonio Pappano/Anna Netrebko/Ian Bostridge/Thomas 
20 'None said the other' [tenor and baritone soli] (Owen's 'Strange Meeting'): War Requiem Op. 66, Libera me  - Thomas Hampson 
21 Let him sleep now [tenor and baritone soli] - In paradisum [All] - Requiem aeternam and Requiescant in pace [childrens'  - Thomas Hampson 


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