Best Classical podcasts — Archived recordings and live performances (Updated November 2017; image)
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New Classical Tracks with Julie Amacher
 
Host Julie Amacher provides an in-depth exploration of a new classical music release each week.
 
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APM: Performance Today - Piano Puzzler
 
A Classical music quiz podcast: Test your ears as Bruce Adolphe takes a popular tune and transforms it into something that sounds like it was composed by one of the greats.
 
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NACOcast: Classical music podcast with Sean Rice
 
Join host Sean Rice (Second Clarinet, NAC Orchestra) as he explores the world of classical music and its great composers. In this series of audio programmes you can look forward to hearing insightful commentary about upcoming NAC Orchestra programmes as well as musical excerpts and interviews with NACO musicians and guest artists.
 
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Classical Music Discoveries
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Proudly Sponsored by La Musica International Chamber Music Festival in Sarasota Florida
 
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Classical Performance Podcast
 
The Classical Performance podcast features the very best live classical performances, recorded by WGBH and broadcast on WCRB. From local up-and-comers to world-renowned masters, the Classical Performance podcast is your source for classical music, on the go.
 
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Classical Podcasts » Podcast Feed
 
We are convinced that lovers of classical music include people who are always looking for (1) music that they have not heard before that might attract them, and (2) the best performance of music that they are familiar with and already enjoy.This website was created to help these music lovers achieve both goals. We are uniquely able to fulfill this mission because we bring together two exceptional resources that are not available on any other classical music website: (1) a classical music rec ...
 
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Classical Classroom
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There’s a rumor going around that classical music is hoity toity. At Classical Classroom, we beg to differ. Come learn with classical music newbie Dacia Clay and the music experts she invites into the Classical Classroom.
 
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San Francisco Symphony Podcasts
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Podcasts from the San Francisco Symphony and Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas.
 
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The Naxos Blog
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Updates from the world’s leading classical music label
 
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Public Domain Classics
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Public Domain Classics, a podcast bringing you old time phonograph recordings of classical music in the public domain.
 
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The Concert - Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
 
Classical Music Podcasts from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
 
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Classical 101 Podcasts
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Classical 101 is the only classical music station in Central Ohio. The Classical 101 hosts provide insight into classical music news from Columbus and around the world.
 
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Explore the Symphony
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A classical music podcast. Join the National Arts Centre Orchestra's Marjolaine Fournier and one Canada's foremost music journalists, Jean-Jacques van Vlasselaer, as they explore the symphonic form from Haydn to Shostakovich.
 
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Classics For Kids
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Introduce children to classical music in a fun and entertaining way.
 
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On the Music
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Discover the world of the orchestra with the Houston Symphony's On the Music. In each episode, hosts Carlos Botero and Aurelie Desmarais explore a masterpiece of the orchestral repertoire. Combining musical insights with fascinating stories, On the Music will appeal to both longtime fans and newcomers to the world of symphonic music.For credits and more information, visit www.houstonsymphony.org/onthemusic.
 
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Sticky Notes: The Classical Music Podcast
 
Sticky Notes is a classical music podcast for everyone. Whether you are a beginner just looking to get into classical music but don't know where to start, or a seasoned musician interested in the lives and ideas of your fellow artists, this podcast is for you. The show will feature interviews with the top artists of today, in-depth looks at specific pieces from the repertoire, and deep dives into each era of classical music, plus much more.
 
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That Classical Podcast
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Kelly and Chris talk to you about classical music whilst making you laugh. AND LEARN. Subscribe to us on iTunes at http://apple.co/1RmUY7L OR catch us on Instagram @thatclassicalinsta OR Twitter @thatclassical We will definitely provide you with some top notch social media entertainment. We promise it won't just be jokes about Mozart. N.B. we can make no promises it won't just be jokes about Mozart.
 
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Modern Classical Music Podcast
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We compile hour long mixes of pure contemporary classical, and modern classical music with zero talking and zero ads.Listen anytime at:http://www.sadclassicalmusic.com/
 
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Relevant Tones | WFMT
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With composers from nearly every country in the world creating music in diverse styles, there has simply never been a more exciting time for classical music. Relevant Tones creator and host Seth Boustead dives into this treasure trove of music accompanied by first-person interview, In the Field segments that him to festivals and concert halls around the world, with stellar performances by talented ensembles and soloists.
 
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Classical Music Discoveries
 
Violin Concerto No. 2 in D, K. 211​​Violin Concerto No. 3 in G, "Straßburg", K. 216Dominique Beaulieu, conductor and violin soloistCMD Philharmonic of Paris in OrleanPurchase now at:http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p495/Mozart_Violin_Concerti_2_and_3.html
 
George Gershwin wrote his Rhapsody in Blue in a big hurry, after he saw a newspaper announcement saying that he was writing a jazz concerto for a concert taking place in less than a month! Everyone loved the piece at its first performance, and at age 25, Gershwin became a musical celebrity.
 
One of America’s most acclaimed and versatile contemporary music pianists, performance artist and keyboardist Kathleen Supové is known for breaking boundaries between audience and performer and for her multimedia performances as the “Exploding Piano” The post Modern Piano Virtuoso Kathleen Supové appeared first on 98.7WFMT.…
 
Born in Argentina in 1932, Lalo Schifrin journeyed from his early classical training to study with Messiaen in Paris, before transforming into a jazz pianist, composer and arranger whose services were sought after by no less a luminary than Dizzy Gillespie. The composer of more than a hundred scores for film and television, in addition Read Mor ...…
 
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Sticky Notes: The Classical Music Podcast
 
Imagine a beautiful painting of the sea, with all of its glory and majesty. Now imagine that painting transformed into 23 minutes of whirling, exciting, fantastical, and thrilling music. That's what you get when you hear Debussy's masterpiece, La Mer(the sea). Join conductor and host Joshua Weilerstein as we go through nearly every minute of th ...…
 
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APM: Performance Today - Piano Puzzler
 
This week's contestant is Kelly Ferjutz from Cleveland, OH
 
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Classical Music Discoveries
 
Award winning cellist Carmine Miranda and violinist Boris Abramov’s new Navona release Mozart / Beethoven: Violin and Cello Duets is an intimate gem of delightful chamber music from the Classical Period. Drawn from various duos by Beethoven and Mozart, this album is substantive, and showcases a wide stylistic breadth of late eighteenth century ...…
 
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New Classical Tracks with Julie Amacher
 
New Classical Tracks: Norman Krieger - Extended
 
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Classical Music Discoveries
 
Beautiful World CD11 original contemplative harPoems for small bandArtist : Anne Vanschothorst - landscape music composerRelease Date : summer 2017Label : HSM (harp and soul music)Catalog ref. : HSM17052213Nov17 - corrected rendering errors
 
The chamber music ensemble Mistral is in its 21st season. We take a look back at a studio performance of a scaled-down version of Vivaldi's "The Four Seasons". Vivaldi: The Four Seasons Concerto No. 1 in E major, Op. 8, RV 269, "Spring" (Gabriela Diaz, solo violin); Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 8, RV 315, "Summer" (Kristopher Tong, solo violi ...…
 
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Classical Music Discoveries
 
Francaix: String TrioBeethoven: Piano Trio in G Major, Op. 1, No. 2Dvorak: String Quintet in E-flat Major, Op. 97For more information on La Musica's 2018 Season, please visit:http://www.LaMusicaFestival.org
 
"Rhapsody" is an ancient word that means "songs stitched together". The Greeks used to write long poems in praise of their heroes, and then take bits and pieces of those poems and string them together for performance. In music, a rhapsody is a free-form piece that takes different tunes and strings them together.…
 
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Relevant Tones | WFMT
 
One of the first composers to graduate from the Beijing Conservatory upon its reopening after the Cultural Revolution and the winner of the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for his opera Madame White Snake, Zhou Long creates thoughtful, spiritually-infused music that has resonated with audiences across the globe. The post Composer Spotlight: Zhou Long appea ...…
 
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San Francisco Symphony Podcasts
 
Charles Ives' Symphony No. 4 is the classic mash-up of 19th century Americana: hymns, anthems, marches and dance tunes all woven together in a collage that is by turns messy, complicated, sentimental and chaotic, but ultimately transcendent—kind of like life itself.By publicrelations@sfsymphony.org (San Francisco Symphony).
 
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San Francisco Symphony Podcasts
 
Mahler's sunny Symphony No. 4 ends with a song—a child's description of heaven. But it is also full of reminders of the vastness of his musical universe.By publicrelations@sfsymphony.org (San Francisco Symphony).
 
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Classical Music Discoveries
 
The final works composed by Mozart when he was 18 years old.Mozart: Violin Concerto No 1 in B-flat Major, K. 207Dominique Beaulieu, violin soloist and conductorCMD Philharmonic of Paris in OrleanPiano Sonata No. 6 in D, K. 284​Joana Filipe Martinez, pianistPurchase the digital download now at:http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p493/Mozart_-_ ...…
 
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Classical Music Discoveries
 
Our #1 show from Season 12. 4 hours of soundtrack, pop, old vocals and classical music to keep newspaper carriers alert while delivering their morning papers.
 
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Sticky Notes: The Classical Music Podcast
 
Join conductor and host Joshua Weilerstein as we explore 11 composers who were suppressed by the Third Reich. These are amazing stories of composers who either continued writing throughout the Holocaust until their deaths, or were suppressed or banned by the Nazi regime. We explore the music of Ullman, Krasa, Schreker, Zemlinsky, Weinberg, Korn ...…
 
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APM: Performance Today - Piano Puzzler
 
This week's contestant is Jessie J. Marshall from Tallahassee, FL
 
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Classical Music Discoveries
 
Macbeth is an opera in four acts by Giuseppe Verdi, with an Italian libretto by Francesco Maria Piave and additions by Andrea Maffei, based on William Shakespeare's play of the same name. Written for the Teatro della Pergola in Florence, it was Verdi's tenth opera and first given on 14 March 1847. Macbeth was the first Shakespeare play that Ver ...…
 
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New Classical Tracks with Julie Amacher
 
How a performance collaboration among brothers Anthony and Demarre McGill and pianist Michael McHale turned into a debut recording, 'Portraits.'
 
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Classical Podcasts » Podcast Feed
 
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Classical Music Discoveries
 
Navona Records’ NOTTURNO: The Complete Nocturnes and Ballades of Chopin is a fresh look at some of the Polish composer’s most expressive works. The nocturnes and ballades are also some of Chopin’s most innovative works, displaying exciting advancements in harmony, rhythm, and form—all renewed in pianist Eliane Rodrigues’s nuanced, thoughtful pe ...…
 
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Classical Music Discoveries
 
Internationally renowned, New York-based pianist Mirian Conti has recorded Lalo Schifrin – Piano Works, a collection of solo piano music by Grammy© Winning and Academy Award© Nominated Composer Lalo Schifrin. The collection of World Premieres will be released on November 1 by the Naxos Grand Piano label (GP776). Ms. Conti will present a special ...…
 
This is Public Domain Classics, a podcast bringing you timeless classical music from the public domain. In this episode, we will hear the music of German composer Ludwig van Beethoven. If you have any suggestions or comments regarding our podcast, please send us an email. Our email address is comments@publicdomainclassics.org. Also, visit our p ...…
 
Listening Guide With Lew Smoley jQuery(document).ready(function($) { $('#wp_mep_3').mediaelementplayer({ m:1 ,features: ['playpause','current','progress','duration','volume','tracks','fullscreen'] ,audioWidth:230,audioHeight:30 }); }); The Works Symphony No. 7: Angel of Light Tranquillo jQuery(document).ready(function($) { $('#wp_mep_4').mediae ...…
 
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Feuersnot (Need for (or lack of) fire), Op. 50, is a Singgedicht (sung poem) or opera in one act by Richard Strauss. The German libretto was written by Ernst von Wolzogen, based on J. Ketel's report "Das erloschene Feuer zu Audenaerde". It was Strauss' second opera.Thematically, the opera has been interpreted as a parody of Richard Wagner's ide ...…
 
George Gershwin was an American composer who combined classical music and jazz to create his own unique style. Gershwin wrote music for Broadway shows, movies, the concert hall, and opera. One of the people he liked to work with was his brother Ira, who wrote wonderful lyrics (words) for George Gershwin's songs.…
 
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Relevant Tones | WFMT
 
The Contemporary Music Centre in Ireland is one of the world’s foremost models of government support for composers, with dozens of composers receiving financial support, commissions and travel grants. We plunge into the incredible wealth of music created by this program. The post Foster the Music: Ireland appeared first on 98.7WFMT.…
 
Terry Riley’s breakthrough work, In C, was written in 1964, but it wasn’t until 1991 that he produced his first orchestral piece. Over the years, Riley has come under the influence of a wide range of musicians, including John Cage, John Coltrane, Miles Davis and Pandit Pran Nath, the master Indian classical singer. Raymond Bisha Read More ...…
 
Symphonia Domestica (Domestic Symphony), Op. 53, is a tone poem for large orchestra by Richard Strauss. The work is a musical reflection of the secure domestic life so valued by the composer himself and, as such, harmoniously conveys daily events and family life.Joana Filipe Martinez, conductorCMD Grand Opera Company of Barcelona Spain Orchestr ...…
 
Charles Ives' music is the archetypal "mash-up" of classic Americana. His Symphony No. 3 was inspired by the gentler, more spiritual side of the religious revivals he attended with his family as a child.By publicrelations@sfsymphony.org (San Francisco Symphony).
 
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Classical Music Discoveries
 
Il re pastore (The Shepherd King) is an opera, K. 208, written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart to an Italian libretto by Metastasio, edited by Giambattista Varesco. It is an opera seria. The opera was first performed on 23 April 1775 in Salzburg, at the Palace of the Archbishop Count Hieronymus von Colloredo.In 1775 the opera was commissioned for a ...…
 
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Sticky Notes: The Classical Music Podcast
 
A Halloween-themed episode of Sticky Notes today with the incredible composer HK "Nali" Gruber! Gruber is one of the greatest of 20th and 21st century composers, and we taped this interview just before going on stage and performing one of his masterpieces, Frankenstein!! We talk a lot about Gruber's background as a tonal composer and his experi ...…
 
Modern Classical Music Ep10 Surreal MinimalismTracklistAbandoned Toys Vermillion ReflectionsTrio Zephyr PerleRasplyn Open DoorOzymandias Les Doutes EternelsElizabeth Fawn Under Strange skiesSophie Hutchings After mostClint Mansell featuring kronos quartet first snowTara Fuki Kolorowe SzkielkaGiovanni Allevi CoraleRudi Arapahoe Lunar SemaphoreRa ...…
 
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APM: Performance Today - Piano Puzzler
 
This week's contestant is Caroline Cassil from Sutherlin, OR
 
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The Concert - Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
 
Work by Korngold performed by Alexi Kenney, violin and Dina Vainshtein, piano on March 6, 2016. Korngold, Erich: Sonata for Violin and Piano in G Major, Op. 6 The piece we’ll hear on the podcast today was written when Erich Korngold was in his teens: his Violin Sonata in G Major, Op. 6. Why is this fascinating work, by such a promising composer ...…
 
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Classical Music Discoveries
 
Ravello Records proudly presents VERDI’S GUITAR, an album by guitarist Alan Rinehart made up of six fantasies for solo guitar by 19th-century composer guitarist/composer Josef (Johann) Kaspar Mertz. Each fantasy is based on an opera of the great Giuseppe Verdi, including such famous works as Nabucco, Rigoletto, Il Trovatore, and La Traviata.The ...…
 
Conductor and pianist Antonio Pappano joins the legendary Martha Argerich for a new recording of Saint-Saens' 'Carnival of the Animals.'
 
Robert Chafe is a 2010 Governor General Award recipient for his play, Afterimage. His extensive body of work also includes such plays as Place of First Light, Charismatic Death Scenes, Belly Up, Emptygirl, Oil and Water, Butler's Marsh, and Tempting Providence. Butler's Marsh and Tempting Providence also earned Robert a 2004 Governor General Aw ...…
 
The Requiem in D minor, K. 626, is a requiem mass by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Mozart composed part of the Requiem in Vienna in late 1791, but it was unfinished at his death on 5 December the same year. A completed version dated 1792 by Franz Xaver Süssmayr was delivered to Count Franz von Walsegg, who commissioned the piece for a Requiem servic ...…
 
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The Messa da Requiem is a musical setting of the Catholic funeral mass (Requiem) for four soloists, double choir and orchestra by Giuseppe Verdi. It was composed in memory of Alessandro Manzoni, an Italian poet and novelist whom Verdi admired. The first performance, at the San Marco church in Milan on 22 May 1874, marked the first anniversary o ...…
 
This is Public Domain Classics, a podcast bringing you timeless classical music from the public domain. In this episode, we will hear the music of German composer Ludwig van Beethoven. If you have any suggestions or comments regarding our podcast, please send us an email. Our email address is comments@publicdomainclassics.org. Also, visit our p ...…
 
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Salieri was committed to medical care and suffered dementia for the last year and a half of his life. He died in Vienna on 7 May 1825, aged 74 and was buried in the Matzleinsdorfer Friedhof on 10 May. At his memorial service on 22 June 1825 his own Requiem in C minor – composed in 1804 – was performed for the first time. His remains were later ...…
 
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Symphony No. 7 by Gustav Mahler was written in 1904–05, with repeated revisions to the scoring. It is sometimes referred to by the title Song of the Night (German: Lied der Nacht), which Mahler never knew (and certainly would be unlikely to have sanctioned).Although the symphony is often described as being in the key of E minor, its tonal schem ...…
 
Appropriately spooky classical music for Halloween.
 
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Relevant Tones | WFMT
 
Intrepid pianist Sarah Cahill has just released a monumental recording of solo and four-hands piano works of seminal composer Terry Riley, one of the most important musical figures of the twentieth century and an accomplished pianist himself. Riley’s piano music is a fascinating blend of jazz, east Indian rhythms, drone figures and complex chor ...…
 
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Explore the Symphony
 
Jean-Jacques van Vlasselaer and Marjolaine Fournier present part two of their 2017-2018 podcasts on Sibelius. In this episode, hear them trace the trajectory of Sibelius’ six symphonic poems, all performed by the NAC Orchestra during the 2017 Ideas of North festival. Composed between 1896 and 1927, they delineate the “itinerary of Sibelius, the ...…
 
The Grande Messe des morts (or Requiem), Op. 5, by Hector Berlioz was composed in 1837. The Grande Messe des Morts is one of Berlioz's best-known works, with a tremendous orchestration of woodwind and brass instruments, including four antiphonal off-stage brass ensembles placed at the corners of the concert stage. The work derives its text from ...…
 
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The War Requiem, Op. 66, is a large-scale, non-liturgical setting of the Requiem composed by Benjamin Britten mostly in 1961 and completed in January 1962. The War Requiem was performed for the consecration of the new Coventry Cathedral, which was built after the original fourteenth-century structure was destroyed in a World War II bombing raid ...…
 
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