Britten's War Requiem
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Diva moments in classical music
16. Britten's War Requiem
The first performance of Britten’s War Requiem boasted a cast of some of the best singers of the past 100 years, but it wasn’t without its diva moments. Galina Vishnevskaya (pictured at the front) threw a tantrum during the recording, thinking she should be placed with the male soloists instead of the choir.