War Requiem DVD
Benjamin Britten's remarkable classical piece, which fuses the Latin Mass with works by World War I poet Wilfrid Owen, came to America via this spectacular premiere performance recorded by the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Erich Leinsdorf conducts the ensemble, which includes riveting solo vocals by soprano Phyllis Curtin, tenor Nicholas Di Virgilio, and baritone Tom Krause. 89 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo.