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Wed, 22 May 2019 20:00
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Orchestre de Paris / Daniel Harding / War Requiem

A radical rejection of war and a call for reconciliation – this was the intention behind Benjamin Britten's »War Requiem«, which he wrote a few years after the end of the Second World War. Britten set to music a text combining the Latin Mass for the dead with the shattering poems of Wilfred Owen, who was killed in the First World War at the age of 25. There is no bombast about the score: this is deeply touching music devoted to silent mourning and the memory of those who fell in the war. As at its 1962 premiere, this performance deliberately features an international line-up of top-class soloists.

Please note: Alina Shagimuratova has regrettably been forced to cancel her appearance in this concert due to illness. Soprano Emma Bell has kindly agreed to step in at short notice.

Performers

Orchestre de Paris

Chœur de l’Orchestre de Paris choir

Emma Bell soprano

Andrew Staples tenor

Christian Gerhaher baritone

conductor Daniel Harding

Programme

Benjamin Britten
War Requiem op. 66

Download programme (German)

Promoter

HamburgMusik / ProArte

Cooperation

The guest performance of the Orchestre de Paris at the Elbphilharmonie is made possible by the generous support of the Kühne Foundation