Britten - War Requiem

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PO320040919

"My subject is War, and

the pity of War;

The poetry is in the pity.

All a poet can do today is warn."

(Wilfred Owen)

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)

Paragon Ensemble

Garry Walker (conductor)

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

Ilan Volkov (conductor).

PO320040919

"My subject is War, and

the pity of War;

The poetry is in the pity.

All a poet can do today is warn."

(Wilfred Owen)

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)

Paragon Ensemble

Garry Walker (conductor)

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

Ilan Volkov (conductor).