Britten, Benjamin: War Requiem - Remastered (Decca Classics 2 CD & Blu-Ray Disc)

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Benjamin Britten; Galina Vishnevskaya, Peter Pears, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau; London Symphony Orchestra and Chorus.

Over half a century has passed since this classic DECCA recording was made in Kingsway Hall, London in January 1963. While the performance remains a benchmark, time has left the original analogue master tapes more fragile than ever. For this Britten centenary edition, DECCA has gone back to the original tapes and used the latest techniques and extensive comparison with the earliest LP pressings and subsequent remasterings, to make a definitive transfer. For the first time ever, all audio processing has been achieved in the 96 kHz 24-bit domain. The new blu-ray disc format, in particular, affords an unprecedented opportunity to hear the recording at this resolution.

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Contents
CD1 Requiem aeternam
[1] Requiem aeternam 5.54
[2] What passing bells for those who die as cattle? 3.39
Dies Irae
[3] Dies irae 3.38
[4] Bugles sang, saddening the evening air 2.34
[5] Liber scriptus proferetur 2.56
[6] Out there, we've walked quite friendly up to death 1.57
[7] Recordare Jesu pie 4.49
[8] Be slowly lifted up 1.51
[9] Dies irae 1.13
[10] Lacrimosa dies illa 1.54
[11] Move him into the sun 4.50
Offertorium
[12] Domine Jesu Christe 3.32
[13] So Abraham rose, and clave the wood 6.10
Sanctus
[14] Sanctus 6.01
[15] After the last of lightning from the east 3.49
Agnus Dei
[16] One ever hangs where shelled roads part 3.39
Libera me
[17] Libera me, Domine 7.36
[18] It seemed that out of battle I escaped 9.35
[19] Let us sleep now... In Paradisum 5.37

CD2 REHEARSAL
[1] Requiem aeternam 7.18
[2] Dies irae 9.46
[3] Dies irae 2.03
[4] Dies irae 4.37
[5] Offertorium 8.22
[6] Sanctus 6.15
[7] Sanctus 0.17
[8] Agnus Dei 1.05
[9] Libera me 1.11
[10] Libera me 5.20
[11] Libera me 3.16

Blu-Ray Disc 1
Requiem aeternam
[1] Requiem aeternam 5.54
[2] What passing bells for those who die as cattle? 3.39
Dies Irae
[3] Dies irae 3.38
[4] Bugles sang, saddening the evening air 2.34
[5] Liber scriptus proferetur 2.56
[6] Out there, we've walked quite friendly up to death 1.57
[7] Recordare Jesu pie 4.49
[8] Be slowly lifted up 1.51
[9] Dies irae 1.13
[10] Lacrimosa dies illa 1.54
[11] Move him into the sun 4.50
Offertorium
[12] Domine Jesu Christe 3.32
[13] So Abraham rose, and clave the wood 6.10
Sanctus
[14] Sanctus 6.01
[15] After the last of lightning from the east 3.49
Agnus Dei
[16] One ever hangs where shelled roads part 3.39
Libera me
[17] Libera me, Domine 7.36
[18] It seemed that out of battle I escaped 9.35
[19] Let us sleep now... In Paradisum 5.37