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War Requiem, 2018, Roderick Williams and Ensemble, by Richard Hubert Smith

War Requiem is one of the greatest choral works of the 20th century - 'the one musical masterwork we possess with overt pacifist meanings' in which Britten provocatively juxtaposes the anti-war poetry of Wilfred Owen with the timeless ritual of the Latin Requiem Mass. The result is a passionate outcry against man's inhumanity to man. This new production to mark the centenary of the end of the First World War saw ENO Artistic Director Daniel Kramer's contemporary staging designed by Turner Prize-winning artist Wolfgang Tillmans to dramatic effect.