The Spoken Word: British Poets

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9780712351058: The Spoken Word: British Poets

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From Alfred, Lord Tennyson to Ted Hughes, this three CD compilation includes recordings of some of the greatest British poets of the 20th century. Thirty poets are included, each reading from their own work, often with their own spoken introductions. The selection includes historic recordings by Tennyson and Robert Browning; poets laureate John Masefield, Cecil Day Lewis, John Betjeman and Ted Hughes; unforgettable voices, such as Edith Sitwell and Dylan Thomas; and rare recordings by Philip Larkin and Edwin Morgan. The majority of these recordings are taken from BBC broadcasts and are published for the first time. Track listing DISC ONE Alfred Tennyson 1. Charge of the Light Brigade 2. Charge of the Heavy Brigade at Balaclava Robert Browning 3. How they Brought the Good News from Ghent to Aix Laurence Binyon 4. For the Fallen (September, 1914) 5. Pine Trees 6. Home Coming 7. For Mercy, Courage, Kindness, Mirth Walter De la Mare 8. Introduction to 'Thomas Hardy' 9. Thomas Hardy 10. Sotto Voce 11. To K.M. [Katharine Mansfield] 12. Away John Masefield 13. A Prayer for King and Country 14. Sea Fever 15. On Growing Old Edith Sitwell 16. Lullaby 17. Dirge for the new sunrise 18. Heart and Mind 19. Scotch Rhapsody Hugh MacDiarmid 20. Reflections in a Slum 21. Introduction to Old Wife in High Spirits 22. Old Wife in High Spirits Robert Graves 23. Love in Barrenness 24. The Terraced Valley 25. Like Snow 26. Through Nightmare 27. To Juan at the Winter Solstice 28. Song of Blodeuwedd 29. The White Goddess David Jones 30. The Wall Basil Bunting 31. On the Fly-leaf of Pounds Cantos 32. What the Chairman told Tom Stevie Smith 33. Not Waving but Drowning 34. Introduction to Persephone 35. Persephone 36. Introduction to At School 37. At School DISC TWO Cecil Day Lewis 1. Do not expect again a phoenix hour 2. Come, Live with me and be my love 3. Tempt me no more 4. Overture to Death 5. In the heart of contemplation John Betjeman 6. Middlesex 7. Introduction to Eunice 8. Eunice 9. Introduction to The Irish Unionists Farewell To Greta Hellstrom in 1922 10. The Irish Unionist s Farewell To Greta Hellstrom in 1922 11. Introduction to Caprice 12. Caprice W H Auden 13. As I Walked Out One Evening 14. Introduction to On This Island 15. On This Island 16. Introduction to As He Is 17. As He Is 18. Introduction to The Shield of Achilles 19. The Shield of Achilles Louis MacNeice 20. Sunday Morning 21. Snow 22. The Sunlight on the Garden 23. The Creditor Stephen Spender 24. Rough 25. The Truly Great 26. The Express 27. Elementary School Classroom in a Slum Sorley MacLean 28. Introduction to Hallaig 29. Hallaig (Read in English) 30. Hallaig (Read in Gaelic) R S Thomas 31. The Other 32. Ancestors 33. Plas Difancoll George Barker 34. Introduction to The Ballad of Yucca Flats 35. The Ballad of Yucca Flats 36. Introduction to Home Thoughts 37. Home Thoughts Dylan Thomas 38. Introduction to Poem in October 39. Poem in October 40. Fern Hill 41. And death shall have no dominion David Gascoyne 42. Introduction to The Three Stars 43. The Three Stars 44. The Post-War Night 45. Birth of a Prince

Revue de presse :

These CDs are a treasure-trove. Always fascinating and instructive, and always proving that the sound and the sense of poetry cannot be separated. --Sir Andrew Motion, former Poet Laureate

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