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Interviews
15 Jun 2013

Sir Simon Rattle in conversation with James Jolly (24 min.)

There are some works musicians feel particularly close to for the whole of their lives, and for Simon Rattle, Benjamin Britten’s War Requiem has been such a work, especially in the early years of his career. On the occasion of a performance for the 100th anniversary of Benjamin Britten’s birth in June 2013, the chief conductor of the Berliner Philharmoniker talks to the music journalist James Jolly about this work which portrays the horrors of war to the listener like almost no other.

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