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10-03  
Britten Centenary: War Requiem

Date:2013-10-03  Thursday
Venue:Shanghai Oriental Art Center - Concert Hall
Soprano:Tatiana Pavlovskaya
Tenor:John Mark Ainsley
Bass-Baritone:Hanno Müller-Brachmann
Chorus:London Voices
Children’s Chorus:Shanghai Spring Children’s Choir

Britten Centenary: War Requiem

 

Conductor: Charles Dutoit

Soprano: Tatiana Pavlovskaya

Tenor: John Mark Ainsley

Bass-Baritone: Hanno Müller-Brachmann

Chorus: London Voices

Children’s Chorus: Shanghai Spring Children’s Choir

 

Time: 7.30 PM, Oct.3

Venue: Shanghai Oriental Art Center - Concert Hall

Price: RMB VIP500、300、180、100、60

 

Program:

Benjamin Britten: War Requiem                         (Chinese Premiere)

 

Composed by Britten in 1962, the War Requiem was commissioned to mark the consecration of the new Coventry Cathedral rebuilt on the war ruins. It stands out among all the musical compositions in 20th century with its unusual large scale and vast magnificence. The work was scored for soprano, tenor, and baritone soloists, chorus, boys’ chorus, organ, and a hugely organized orchestra. The lyrics were taken from Wilfred Owen’s poems condemning the WWI and the traditional Latin Mass texts. The British composer Britten had taken a dominant place in the history of Western opera art and was regarded as the only master in British opera. It is of great significance that Shanghai Symphony Orchestra with the 40-year-old choral ensemble--London Voices will perform this splendid work to mark his centenary.

 

 

 

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