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Britten “War Requiem”, London Philharmonic Orchestra & Choir, Jurowski, Royal Festival Hall (Review)

Vladimir Jurowski and London Philharmonic OrchestraBritten’s innate theatricality shines through every single bar of his War Requiem. Atmosphere, drama, suspense, and high emotionalism is to a greater or lesser degree written into the piece (something which the naysayers always latch on to). And yet, with its planes of sound so precisely appropriated there is an acoustical part to be … [Read More]

Posted on 13/10/2013
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Posted in Classical Music, Reviews


A week that has been nothing if not varied in style and content….

Today (Thursday) I spent an absorbing hour in the erudite company of Ian Bostridge talking Benjamin Britten and Peter Pears for an EMI audio podcast. A new disc of Britten song settings with Antonio Pappano at the piano and a Rome recording … [Read More]

Posted on 14/02/2013
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