RCO – Britten: War Requiem
© Milagro Elstak
Gianandrea Noseda makes his debut with the Concertgebouw Orchestra with a work he has championed and for which he has received critical acclaim in performances both in concert and on record: Benjamin Britten's monumental War Requiem. It has been one of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra's long-cherished wishes to perform this remarkable work. Scored for orchestra, large chorus, children's choir and three soloists, it is certainly a challenge to perform. The work also indirectly calls on Noseda's experience as an opera conductor, since theatre is never far away in Britten's compositions.