The First Performance of Britten's War Requiem

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Scholar Michael Foster, author of The Idea Was Good, talks with WCRB's Brian McCreath about the 1962 premiere of Benjamin Britten's War Requiem and the use of Wilfred Owen's poetry in the piece.

(photo of Benjamin Britten by Roland Haupt via britten100.org)

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