carnegie hall live/britten's war requiem
April 30 at 6pm
Hailed as “a phenomenon” who “pulls together the most intellectually enticing and emotionally gripping [performances] in New York” (The New Yorker), Robert Spano leads his Atlanta Symphony Orchestra in a stirring performance of Britten’s towering masterpiece. The composer created this mammoth meditation on war and peace by juxtaposing Latin texts from the Mass for the Dead with depictions of battle by Wilfred Owen, a British poet who died in World War I.
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