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  Britten: War Requiem - Rilling
  Benjamin Britten: War Requiem

Annette Dasch (soprano)
James Taylor (tenor)
Christian Gerhaher (bass)
Aurelius-Sängerknaben Calw
Festival Ensemble Stuttgart
Helmuth Rilling (conductor)
Track listing:
  Classical - Vocal
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Review by wilbur November 4, 2011 (4 of 6 found this review helpful)
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I bought this with great hope, but it just doesn't quite get there in most ways. There is some good playing and singing, but it doesn't seem to catch fire at any time. Soloists the same. Nice voices but not anything like the intensity that is needed, and that is supplied in many other versions, particularly Britten's. The SACD sound is very, very strange as well. While I completely applaud a company that tries to use the rear channels a little more imaginatively this goes too far, with bizarre perspectives and no realistic sound stage in any direction. We await the ideal multi-channel version I am afraid!

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Benjamin Britten - War Requiem, Op. 66