Britten’s War requiem recording with London Symphony orchestra is finally out.
Recording was made in October 2011 at concerts featuring the London Symphony Orchestra and Chorus in Barbican center
Conductor: Gian Andrea Noseda
Soprano: Sabina Cvilak
Tenor: Ian Bostridge
Bariton: Simon Keenlyside
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The LSO and its Chorus are on cracking form, and the soloists are as good as you will get. Ian Bostridge and Simon Keenlyside bring all their experience to bear on the passage
where two enemy soldiers are reconciled in death, but are equally vivid when jointly recounting the story of Abraham and Isaac. Slovenian soprano Sabina Cvilak sings with a
freshness and edge that make you sit up. No one should be without the composer’s recording, also with the LSO, but half a century later, Noseda’s dramatic, pulsating account
represents another landmark.
from Andrew Clark’s piece on Britten: War Requiem that appeared in Financial Times on April, 28th