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28.5.12

Requiescant in pace

We wish a peaceful Memorial Day to our American readers. Continuing with our remembrance of Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, here is an excerpt from the Libera Me movement of Benjamin Britten's War Requiem, with Fischer-Dieskau and Peter Pears singing and the composer conducting the London Symphony Orchestra. The text is Wilfred Owen's poem Strange Meeting: "I mean the truth untold, / The pity of war, the pity war distilled."

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