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Robert Shaw Chorus: Britten: War Requiem

Song NameComposer
Requiem Aeternam Benjamin Britten
Dies Irae Benjamin Britten
Offertorium Benjamin Britten
Sanctus Benjamin Britten
Agnus Dei Benjamin Britten
Libera Me Benjamin Britten

Only a conductor of Robert Shaw's experience could hope to shed new light on a score the composer himself had so convincingly presented on record. Shaw finds a meditative gentleness in the music that is new and touching, and imparts a distant, sad feeling to the climaxes that deepens their ambivalence. The solo singing is on a par with that of Britten's recording--the diction is in fact better--and the choral singing is suffused with Shaw's unique magic. Telarc's digital recording is a bona fide sonic spectacular.

Grammy Winner - Best Choral Performance - 1989

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Choral | Accompanied | Mixed | United States