ALBUM TITLE: Britten
WORKS: War Requiem
PERFORMER: Galina Vishnevskaya, Peter Pears, Dietrich Fischer Dieskau, LSO/Britten
CATALOGUE NO: 475 7511
Recent recordings may have clarified details but Britten’s original is indispensable for its unmediated vision and the unimpeachable authority of the soloists. As appendix, nearly 50 minutes of Britten rehearsing is an archive not to be missed.