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BRITTEN: War Requiem

spacer Harper; Pears, Fisher-Dieskau; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Melos Ensemble, Coventry Festival Choir, M. Davies, Britten. No texts or translations. Testament (mono) SBT 1490

In the absence of any official recording of the premiere performance of Britten's War Requiem, the event has passed into lore as a gigantic misfire. The poor acoustics of Coventry Cathedral — rebuilt ...

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