About the Event
Experience classical music like never before in this astonishing performance of masterworks by Benjamin Britten at Berlin's remarkable Konzerthaus Berlin.
On Good Friday, Christians remember the crucifixion of Jesus, a moment of deep sorrow and reflection. This emotion is also reflected in Benjamin Britten's powerful musical statement against war. His 'War Requiem' combines the poetry of Wilfred Owen, a lyricist who gave his life in World War I at the age of 25, with the Latin texts of the requiem mass. This haunting work was premiered in 1962 at Coventry Cathedral, a place of worship destroyed by the German Luftwaffe in 1940 and later rebuilt.
- Benjamin Britten – „War Requiem“ für Sopran, Tenor, Bariton, gemischten Chor, Knabenchor und Orchester op. 66
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The Konzerthaus Berlin is a concert hall situated on the Gendarmenmarkt, the most beautiful square in the city. Built in 1821, the structure initially served as a theater. Severely damaged in the Second World War, it was rebuilt as a concert hall in 1977, with a neoclassical interior, and changed its name to reflect its new function in 1994. Consistently numbered among the top five concert halls in the world, the Konzerthaus hosts around 500 performances every year, ranging from symphony and chamber concerts featuring international stars to new music and children's concerts.