BRITTEN War Requiem / 2013 HD Remaster

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BENJAMIN BRITTEN

War Requiem

2013 High Resolution Remaster:
Single CD / Rehearsal CD / Blu-ray Audio
Galina Vishnevskaya · Peter Pears
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
Bach Choir · Melos Ensemble
London Symphony Orchestra
and Chorus
Benjamin Britten
Int. Release 05 Aug. 2013
2 CDs + 1 Blu-ray Audio
0289 478 5433 3
2 CDs + 1 Blu-ray Audio DX3


Track Liste

CD 1: Britten: War Requiem

Benjamin Britten (1913 - 1976)
War Requiem, Op.66

Requiem aeternam

London Symphony Chorus, The Bach Choir, Highgate School Choir, Melos Ensemble, Simon Preston, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Peter Pears, Melos Ensemble, The Bach Choir, London Symphony Chorus, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Dies Irae

3.
3:38

London Symphony Chorus, The Bach Choir, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Melos Ensemble, Benjamin Britten

Galina Vishnevskaya, London Symphony Chorus, The Bach Choir, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Peter Pears, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Melos Ensemble, Benjamin Britten

London Symphony Chorus, The Bach Choir, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Melos Ensemble, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

9.
1:13

London Symphony Chorus, The Bach Choir, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Galina Vishnevskaya, London Symphony Chorus, The Bach Choir, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Offertorium

Peter Pears, Galina Vishnevskaya, London Symphony Chorus, The Bach Choir, Melos Ensemble, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Highgate School Boys' Choir, Simon Preston, London Symphony Chorus, The Bach Choir, Melos Ensemble, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Peter Pears, Highgate School Choir, London Symphony Chorus, The Bach Choir, Simon Preston, Melos Ensemble, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Sanctus

Galina Vishnevskaya, London Symphony Chorus, The Bach Choir, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Melos Ensemble, Benjamin Britten

Agnus Dei

Peter Pears, London Symphony Chorus, The Bach Choir, Melos Ensemble, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Libera me

Galina Vishnevskaya, London Symphony Chorus, The Bach Choir, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Peter Pears, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Melos Ensemble, Benjamin Britten

Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Peter Pears, Galina Vishnevskaya, Highgate School Boys' Choir, London Symphony Chorus, The Bach Choir, Melos Ensemble, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Gesamtspielzeit: 1:21:22

CD 2: Britten: War Requiem

Benjamin Britten (1913 - 1976)
War Requiem, Op.66

The Bach Choir, London Symphony Chorus, Highgate School Choir, Simon Preston, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Galina Vishnevskaya, The Bach Choir, London Symphony Chorus, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Galina Vishnevskaya, John Culshaw, The Bach Choir, London Symphony Chorus, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Galina Vishnevskaya, The Bach Choir, Highgate School Choir, London Symphony Chorus, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Peter Pears, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, The Bach Choir, London Symphony Chorus, Highgate School Choir, Melos Ensemble, Simon Preston, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

6.
0:00
6:16

Galina Vishnevskaya, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, The Bach Choir, Highgate School Choir, London Symphony Chorus, The Melos Ensemble Of London, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

7.
0:00
0:19

Galina Vishnevskaya, Benjamin Britten

8.
1:07

Peter Pears, John Culshaw, The Bach Choir, London Symphony Chorus, The Melos Ensemble Of London, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

John Culshaw, Benjamin Britten

10.
0:00
5:22

Galina Vishnevskaya, The Bach Choir, London Symphony Chorus, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

11.
0:00
3:18

Galina Vishnevskaya, Peter Pears, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, The Bach Choir, Highgate School Choir, London Symphony Chorus, Simon Preston, Melos Ensemble, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Gesamtspielzeit: 49:50

BR 3: Britten: War Requiem

Benjamin Britten (1913 - 1976)
War Requiem, Op.66

Requiem aeternam

London Symphony Chorus, The Bach Choir, Highgate School Choir, Melos Ensemble, Simon Preston, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Peter Pears, Melos Ensemble, The Bach Choir, London Symphony Chorus, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Dies Irae

3.
3:38

London Symphony Chorus, The Bach Choir, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Melos Ensemble, Benjamin Britten

Galina Vishnevskaya, London Symphony Chorus, The Bach Choir, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Peter Pears, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Melos Ensemble, Benjamin Britten

London Symphony Chorus, The Bach Choir, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Melos Ensemble, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

9.
1:12

London Symphony Chorus, The Bach Choir, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Galina Vishnevskaya, London Symphony Chorus, The Bach Choir, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Offertorium

Peter Pears, Galina Vishnevskaya, London Symphony Chorus, The Bach Choir, Melos Ensemble, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Highgate School Boys' Choir, Simon Preston, London Symphony Chorus, The Bach Choir, Melos Ensemble, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Peter Pears, Highgate School Choir, London Symphony Chorus, The Bach Choir, Simon Preston, Melos Ensemble, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Sanctus

Galina Vishnevskaya, London Symphony Chorus, The Bach Choir, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Melos Ensemble, Benjamin Britten

Agnus Dei

Peter Pears, London Symphony Chorus, The Bach Choir, Melos Ensemble, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Libera me

Galina Vishnevskaya, London Symphony Chorus, The Bach Choir, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Peter Pears, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Melos Ensemble, Benjamin Britten

Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Peter Pears, Galina Vishnevskaya, Highgate School Boys' Choir, London Symphony Chorus, The Bach Choir, Melos Ensemble, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Gesamtspielzeit: 1:21:22

This recording is one of the greatest achievements of the classical recording world . . . Now in this new hi-res remastering package it will have a new life with collectors around the world.

. . . [none] is as authoritative, nor as electrifying, nor as creative in the use of stereo and space as Britten's own 1963 recording (Decca) . . . re-released in a special edition that includes a fresh, spacious-sounding transfer on a Blu-ray audio disc and a rehearsal disc along with the regular CD. It set a daunting example for the recordings that came afterward, particularly for sopranos who try to channel Galina Vishnevskaya's shrill fervor, or tenors who emulate Peter Pears' diction. The rehearsal disc is invaluable not only for its insights straight from the composer's mouth, but also for proof that Britten knew how to rehearse.

L'acuité linguistique et l'articulation naturelle des deux chanteurs requis, Dietrich Fischer Dieskau et le compagnon de Britten, l'incontournable Peter Pears apportent cet éclairage poétique en réussissant la projection idéal du texte ; à l'évocation des sacrifices commis au nom d'une barbarie jamais éteinte ; dans l'apologie suprême d'une fraternité qui relie chaque combattant à son ennemi déclaré . . . au-delà des mots, les images et les formules imprécatoires et poétiques renouent avec cette méditation bouleversante qui remonte aux oratorios de Haendel. La richesse du texte en gagne une vérité qui touche directement et souligne ce génie universel avec lequel Britten aborde le thème de la guerre et des frères sacrifiés au nom d'une aberration vivace. La voix de la soprano Galina Vishnevskaya apporte elle aussi ce tremblement humain qui palpite et vibre au diapason d'une humanité promise à la grâce finale, libérée de cette malédiction guerrière . . . Les trois choeurs complémentaires ajoutent à la prière d'une humanité en quête de fraternité. La direction de l'auteur d'une fragilité émotionnelle manifeste . . . ajoute à la totale réussite de cette lecture qui prend valeur d'autographe. On savait Britten grand chef (son Faust de Schumann par exemple, également chez Decca en témoigne), son "War Requiem" dévoile aussi quel magnifique interprète de lui-même, il a su être.