Benjamin Britten's War Requiem, written in response to the devastation of both World Wars, premiered in 1962. Getty Images hide caption

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Britten: War Requiem
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Around The Classical Internet: July 22, 2011
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Soprano Anna Netrebko stars in the Vienna State Opera production of Donizetti's Anna Bolena. Michael Pohn/Vienna State Opera hide caption

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