Britten - War Requiem op. 66 - 2CDs




The original Decca recording of Britten's great 1963 pacifist work, performed by the musicians for whom it was written. Galina Vishnevskaya (soprano), Sir Peter Pears (tenor), Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (baritone) & Simon Preston (organ) with the London Symphony Orchestra, Melos Ensemble, London Symphony Orchestra Chorus, Highgate School Choir & The Bach Choir, conducted by Benjamin Britten. Reissued 2006, including 11 extra rehearsal tracks. BBC Radio 3 Building a Library Nov. 2009 First Choice, Grammy Awards 6th Awards (1963) Best Choral Performance& Best Contemporary Classical Composition.