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The Pity of War CD (Bostridge/Pappano)

Marking the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I, Ian Bostridge and Antonio Pappano have assembled Requiem, a programme of songs offering historical and poetic perspectives on this momentous event. Composed over a period of some 50 years, the songs were written by Gustav Mahler, Kurt Weill and two creative musicians of promise and achievement whose lives were cut short by the Great War, the Englishman George Butterworth (1885-1916) and the German Rudi Stephan (1887-1915).

Requiem - The Pity of War
George Butterworth
1-6. 6 Songs from A Shropshire Lad
Rudi Stephan
7-12. Ich will dir singen ein Hohelied
Kurt Weill
13-16. Four Walt Whitman Songs
Gustav Mahler
17-19. 3 Songs from Des Knaben Wunderhorn

Ian Bostridge / Antonio Pappano
Total Time:
58.24 mins
Year: 2018