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Publisher: Chester Music

Akhmatova: Requiem (1980)
commissioned by the Edinburgh Festival
Text Writer
Anna Akhmatova
Publisher
Chester Music Ltd
Category
Soloist(s) and Orchestra
Year Composed
1980
Duration
50 Minutes
Language
Russian
Soloist
soprano, bass [baritone]


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  • Ensemble
    BBC Symphony Orchestra / Nash Ensemble
    Soloist(s)
    Phyllis Bryn-Julson, soprano John Shirley Quirk, bass Elise Ross
    Conductor
    Gennadi Roshdenstvensky
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  • Ensemble
    BBC Symphony Orchestra, The Nash Ensemble
    Soloist(s)
    Phyllis Bryn-Julson, John Shirley-Quirk, Elise Ross
    Conductor
    Gennady Rozhdestvensky
    NMC Recordings:
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Reviews
“It’s a powerful work, lyrical and sparsely textured”
Erica Jeal , The Guardian ,10/7/2014
“The glory of this work lies in its vocal writing
Hilary Finch , The Times ,10/7/2014
“So vivid is its musical vocabulary, so visceral its gestures…that it’s hard not to get sucked into its tragic mindset.”
Hannah Nepil , The Financial Times ,10/6/2014
“It’s a powerful work, lyrical and sparsely textured”
Erica Jeal , The Guardian ,10/6/2014
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