Death becomes them

Britten's War Requiem hits home in challenging acoustics, while Sibelius is too cold for comfort

"The world of the symphony is one of uncompromising effort and thought, in which the indulgences of hope and beauty may only take fleeting embodiment in the nostalgic shards of melody that crisscross the musical surface like fragments of a lost landscape."

Review of Britten's War Requiem in Liverpool and Colin Davis conducting the LSO in Sibelius...

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