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Owen, Wilfred 1893-1918

Works: 689 works in 2,021 publications in 12 languages and 40,517 library holdings
Genres: Musical settings  Poetry  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Requiems  Live sound recordings  Biographies  Songs and music  Personal correspondence  Festschriften  Comic books, strips, etc 
Roles: Author, Librettist, Lyricist, Author of screenplay, Other, Bibliographic antecedent, Composer, Creator, Contributor, wst
Classifications: PR6029.W4, 821.912
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Poems by Wilfred Owen( )

89 editions published between 1920 and 2020 in 4 languages and held by 2,487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A volume of anti-war poetry from the Great War
War requiem by Benjamin Britten( Recording )

82 editions published between 1963 and 2018 in 6 languages and held by 2,316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Public awareness of Benjamin Britten's person and works advanced dramatically -- even explosively -- twice during his lifetime. The first time was in 1945, when his opera Peter Grimes was produced for the postwar reopening of Sadler's Wells Theatre in London. The second time followed the premier at Coventry and the subsequent series of performances all across Europe and North America of the War Requiem. Except to those provincials who thought that milky pastoral was the only idiom appropriate for an Englishman and who also found the young Britten too clever by half, the triumph of Peter Grimes marked not just the confirmation of a prodigious talent; it represented a moment of hope that, for the first time since the death of Henry Purcell in 1695, England had produced a composer of international stature. The impact the War Requiem made 17 years later was wider and deeper by far. Britten, approaching 50, had become an artist whose every new utterance was awaited with the most lively interest and the highest expectations. The War Requiem, moreover, was tied to a pair of events that were heavily freighted with history and emotion: the destruction of Coventry Cathedral in an air raid during the night of November 14-15, 1940, and its reconsecration more than 21 years later. Its first performance was planned as an international event with respect both to participants and audience. Most importantly, the War Requiem was a weighty and poignant statement on the subject of piercingly urgent concern to much of humankind. In the War Requiem, Britten drew on forces larger and more complex than in any previous work of his. The basic division of the performers is into two groups, reflecting the dual source of the words; the libretto stands in a relation of text (the Latin Missa pro defunctis) and commentary (the nine Owen poems). The Latin text is essentially the province of the large mixed chorus, but from this there is spillover in two opposite directions: the solo soprano represents a heightening of the choral singing at its most emotional, while the boys' choir represents liturgy at its most distanced. The mixed chorus and solo soprano are accompanied by the full orchestra; the boys' choir, whose sound should be distant, is supported by an organ. All this constitutes one group. The other group consists of the tenor and baritone soloists, whose province is the series of Owen songs; they are accompanied by the chamber orchestra. - Program notes / Michael Steinberg
War requiem : op. 66 by Benjamin Britten( )

81 editions published between 1961 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

War requiem : op. 66 by Benjamin Britten( Recording )

58 editions published between 1963 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Britten: War Requiem Op. 66, Words from "Missa Pro Defunctis" - Poems by Wilfred Owen. Galina Vishnevskaya, Peter Pears, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau & the London Symphony Orchestra
The poems of Wilfred Owen by Wilfred Owen( Book )

85 editions published between 1931 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume contains all of Owen''s best known work, only four of which were published in his lifetime. His war poems were based on his acute observations of the soldiers with whom he served on the Western front, and reflect the horror and waste of World War One
The accessible city by Wilfred Owen( Book )

17 editions published between 1972 and 1973 in English and Japanese and held by 987 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collected poems by Wilfred Owen( Book )

28 editions published between 1963 and 1974 in English and French and held by 977 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Above the dreamless dead : World War I in poetry and comics( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 686 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"As the Great War dragged on and its catastrophic death toll mounted, poets turned their pens to a world upside down. Many of the Trench Poets, as they came to be called, were soldier-poets dispatching their verse from the front lines. Known for their impassioned portrayals of life and death on the Western Front, these poems became, for much of the world, the literary heart of the Great War. In Above the Dreamless Death, the words of the Trench Poets find dramatic expression and reinterpretation in the hands of some of the greatest cartoonists working today. This daring marriage of poetry and comics, edited by New York Times bestselling editor Chris Duffy, is a moving and illuminating tribute to those who fought and died in World War I"--Publisher description
The collected poems of Wilfred Owen by Wilfred Owen( Book )

39 editions published between 1963 and 1982 in English and held by 607 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The very content of Owen's poems was, and still is, pertinent to the feelings of young men facing death and the terrors of war."
The collected poems of Wilfred Owen by Wilfred Owen( Book )

6 editions published between 1964 and 1967 in English and held by 524 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduced by a discussion of Owen's poetry and early life, this edition includes youthful and minor verses and the war poems based on manuscripts in the British Museum
War poems and others by Wilfred Owen( Book )

26 editions published between 1973 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This up-to-date edition contains all Owen's published war poems, a selection from his lyrical work and extracts from his letters. The material is arranged in a roughly chronological order so that his development may be followed from his declarations of poetic independence in 1913 to his last and finest poem, Spring Offensive in 1918. The text of the poems has been thoroughly revised from the British Museum manuscripts. The Introduction, notes and appendices provide new information while catering for the interests of general reader and student."--Jacket
Wheels by Wilfred Owen( Book )

40 editions published between 1965 and 2000 in 5 languages and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Great War remembered in songs & poems by Jeremy Huw Williams( )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fields of the fallen by Ronald Corp( )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

War Requiem ; Spring symphony ; Five flower songs ; Hymn to St. Cecilia by Benjamin Britten( )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

War requiem by Derek Jarman( Visual )

11 editions published between 1988 and 2011 in English and German and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The horrors of war and the pacifist sentiments expressed in Benjamin Britten's War requiem and the poems of Wilfred Owen are evoked in scenes and vignettes illustrating death and suffering in World War I
In Flanders' fields : a celebration of the poets & composers of the Great War 1914-1918 by Fiona Kimm( )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

War requiem ; Spring symphony ; the young person's guide to the orchestra by Benjamin Britten( )

2 editions published in 2013 in Latin and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three poets of the First World War : Ivor Gurney, Isaac Rosenberg and Wilfred Owen by Wilfred Owen( Book )

4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This indispensable anthology brings together the works of three major poets from the First World War. Ivor Gurney (1890-1937) was a classical music composer and poet who published two volumes of poems, Severn and Somme and War's Embers. Wilfred Owen's (1893- 1918) realistic poetry is remarkable for its details of war and combat. Isaac Rosenberg's (1890-1918) Poems from the Trenches is widely considered one of the finest examples of war poetry from the period. Carefully selected by Jon Stallworthy, a professor emeritus of English at the University of Oxford, these poems comprise a landmark publication that reflects the disparate experiences of war through the voices of the soldiers themselves"--Publisher's description
Songs for Leontyne : six songs for high voice and piano by Lee Hoiby( )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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War requiem : op. 66
War requiem : op. 66The poems of Wilfred OwenThe collected poems of Wilfred OwenWar poems and othersThree poets of the First World War : Ivor Gurney, Isaac Rosenberg and Wilfred OwenWilfred OwenWilfred Owen : a new biography
Alternative Names
Oʼen, Vilfred

Oʾen, Ṿilfred 1893-1918

Ouėn, Uilfred 1893-1918

Ouėn, Uilfred Ėdvard Solter 1893-1918

Owen, W. E. S. 1893-1918

Owen Wilfred Edward Salter

Owen, Wilfred Edward Salter 1893-1918

Vilfred Oven

Wilfred Owen

Wilfred Owen anglický básník a voják

Wilfred Owen britisk poet

Wilfred Owen Brits auteur

Wilfred Owen brittisk poet

Wilfred Owen englischer Dichter

Wilfred Owen English poet and soldier (1893-1918)

Wilfred Owen poeta inglese

Wilfred Owen Poeta y soldado británico

Wilfred Owen poète et soldat britannique (1893-1918)

Вилфред Овен

Вілфред Оуен англійський поет і військовик (1893-1918)

Оуэн У

Оуэн У. 1893-1918

Оуэн, Уилфред 1893-1918

Уилфред Оуен

Уилфред Оуэн

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‏אואן, וילפרד.

אואן, וילפרד 1893־1918

אובן, וילפרד

אוון, וילפרד

אוון, וילפרד, 1893-1918

אוון, וילפריד

אווען, וילפרד

וילפרד אוון

וילפרד אוון סופר בריטי

ويلفريد أوين

ویلفرد اوون شاعر بریتانیایی

ویلفرێد ئۆوین

विल्फ्रेड ओवेन

উইলফ্রেড ওয়েন

வில்ஃபிரட் ஓவன்

ವಿಲ್ಫ್ರೆಡ್ ಎಡ್ವರ್ಡ್ ಸಾಲ್ಟರ್ ಓವನ್

วิลเฟรด โอเวน

오언, 윌프레드 1893-1918

오언, 윌프레드 에드워드 솔터 1893-1918

오웬, W. E. S. 1893-1918

오웬, 윌프레드 1893-1918

오웬, 윌프레드 에드워드 솔터 1893-1918

윌프레드 오언


オウエン, ウイルフリッド

オウエン, ウイルフレッド


威爾弗雷德·歐文 英国诗人