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Playing: Missa Festiva - for mixed choir and organ (Op.62) by Flor Peeters
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Wilfred Owen is considered by many to be one of the greatest voices of the First World War. The poets Fred d'Aguiar and Michael Longley discuss the work of the poet whose poetry inspired Britten's War Requiem.

Recorded in front of an audience at the Royal College of Music before tonight's Prom concert.

Fred D'Aguiar's poems include Boy Soldier in his collection The Rose of Toulouse and his most recent novel is called Children of Paradise
Michael Longley is a recipient of the Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry. His books include Cenotaph of Snow: Sixty Poems About War and his most recent is The Stairwell

Producer: Zahid Warley.

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35 minutes

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Thu 21 Aug 2014 21:25

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