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War Requiem - Benjamin Britten

Forum Karlín, Pernerova 53, Praha 8 - Karlín, 186 00
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16. 11. 2017

A staunch pacifist, the British composer Benjamin Britten (1913–1976) most boldly expressed his antimilitary sentiment in the oratorio War Requiem, in which he responded to the two tragic global armed conflicts of the 20th century, their horrors and victims. He wrote the work in 1962 for the re-consecration of the new Coventry Cathedral, which was built after the original structure had been destroyed in a Nazi air-raid.

Conductor: Andreas Sebastian Weiser
Chorus master: Adolf Melichar, Pavel Vaněk, Jiří Chvála

Tatiana Pavlovskaya - Soprano
Andrew Staples - Tenor
Roman Trekel  - Baritone

State Opera Orchestra, State Opera Chorus, National Theatre Chorus
Prague Philharmonic Children's Choir



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