War Requiem (Britten) - Hannover, Germany - November, 2018 (High Definition)
Title: War Requiem (In Concert)
Composer: Benjamin Britten
Date: November, 2018
Location: Kupelsaal, Hannover, Germany
Media Download Available: High Definition Digital Video (HD DVD)
Quality & Size: Superb (High Definition)/ Professional (1.75 GB)
Duration: 1 hour, 52 minutes
Details: On the occasion of the centenary of the First World War, the Kupelsaal in Hannover is hosting an unprecedented commemoration concert. Andrew Manze conducts the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and the NDR Philharmonic Orchestra. On the program: Britten's War Requiem, a hymn to peace in the tradition of the great masses of Mozart, Beethoven and Verdi.
The German-British friendship is in the spotlight during this evening. In the same spirit of rapprochement, the NDR Philharmonic Orchestra brings together musicians from the two participating cities: the choir of Liverpool Cathedral accompanies choirs of young girls and boys, Bachchor and the vocal ensemble of young people from Hanover. Soprano Susanne Bernhard and baritone Benjamin Appl, two German soloists, sing alongside British tenor Ed Lyon. As for conductor Andrew Manze, his international commitments are the perfect embodiment of artistic collaboration across borders.