"My subject is War, and
the pity of War;
The poetry is in the pity.
All a poet can do today is warn."
Britten's powerful setting of the Roman Mass for the Dead, interspersed with anti-war poems by Wilfred Owen.
Tonight's performance was recorded in the Usher Hall at this year's EDINBURGH International Festival.
Presented by Christopher Cook.
Olga Guryakova (soprano)
Mark Padmore (tenor)CHRISTIAN Gerhaher (baritone)EDINBURGH Festival Chorus
David Jones (Chorus Master)
National Youth Choir of SCOTLAND National Boys Choir
Christopher Bell (Chorus Master)
Garry Walker (conductor)
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Ilan Volkov (conductor).