C1370. WWAR REQUIEM (Britten), with the Composer Cond. Melos Ensemble of London, London Symphony Orchestra & Chorus, Bach Choir & Highgate School Choir; Galina Vishnevskaya, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau & Peter Pears. 2-London 414 383, recorded 1963. Boxed Set, w.brochure. Final sealed copy. - 028941438324
"The composer's 1963 recording [of the WAR REQUIEM] remains the preferred account, unequaled in its scope and emotional intensity. It brings together the three soloists for whom the work was written, chosen not only because of their artistry but because they represented three of the nations most deeply scarred by World War II - the Soviet Union, England, and Germany. Benjamin Britten holds the vast forces together, and the superbly engineered recording captures with chilling exactitude the power and the nuance of his ardent, visionary interpretation."