Thursday, March 31, 2011

Benjamin Britten's War Requiem (Excerpts) Conducted by Mstislav Rostropovich








The War Requiem "was not meant to be a pro-British piece or a glorification of British soldiers, but a public statement of Britten's anti-war convictions" and "a denunciation of the wickedness of war, not of other men."

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