LSO - Britten's War Requiem

Almost exactly 58 years ago Britten's War Requiem was premiered at the consecration of the new Coventry Cathedral. Coventry's 14th-century Gothic cathedral had been destroyed in bombing in World War Two. Interspersing the Latin mass of the dead with texts by war poet Wilfred Owen, Benjamin Britten created a work that both mourned the dead and pleaded the futility of war. Listen now on Apple Music.