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SEVEN AGES - An Anthology of Poetry with Music (Naxos Audio Books: NA218912)



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One of the best anthologies of the year... An arresting, deeply moving collection of the best of British poetry read by a star-studded cast.' The Independent This exceptional anthology, based on Lord Owen's published anthology Seven Ages - Poetry for a Lifetime, features many of Britain's leading actors who have all given their services for charity. Shakespeare's 'seven ages' speech (read by Sir Ian McKellen) punctuates the programme which contains over four hundred poems read by forty actors. Michael Caine reads Kipling's 'If'; Ralph Fiennes reads Hood's 'I Remember, I Remember'; John Cleese reads 'The Owl and the Pussycat'; Pete Postlethwaite reads 'Kubla Khan'.
Facts
Item number NA218912
Barcode 9789626341896
Release date 11/04/2000
Category Poetry | AudioBooks
Label Naxos AudioBooks
Media type CD
Number of units 2
Performers
Artists Jacob Heringman
Lord Owen
Robert Hardy
David Suchet
William Houston
Robert Lindsay
Takako Nishizaki
Leo Sayer
Michael Maloney
Michael Caine
Charles Dance
Ed Bishop
Felicity Kendal
Judi Dench
Jenny Agutter
Robert Powell
Clark Peters
Catherine McCormack
Michael Williams
Gayle Hunnicutt
John Sessions
Janet Suzman
Stella Gonet
Terence Stamp
Ian McKellen
Connie Booth
Hannah Gordon
HRH The Duchess of Kent
John Cleese
Timothy West
Pete Postlethwaite
Andrew Sachs
Ralph Fiennes
Glenda Jackson
Emma Fielding
Prunella Scales
Juliet Stevenson
Art Malik
Mark Rylance
Samuel West
Joss Ackland
Ioan Gruffud
Shirley Rumsey
Composers Seamus Heaney
Laszlo Geiger
Margaret Williams-Hamerik
Francisco de Medrano
John Jarmain
John McCrea
Wilfred Owen
William Porter
Gyorgy Selmeczi
Harry Partch
Guillaume Bourgogne
Julian Grenfell
Alice Mary Smith
Dylan Thomas
P. Lesso-Valerio
G. K. Chesterton
Thomas Ravenscroft
Jan Bach
William Hickling Prescott
Astrovsky
T. S. Eliot
D.H. Lawrence
E. B. Browning
Endre Ady
Ruth Fainlight
Wright-Denman
William Blake
Robert Seymour Bridges
Ted Hughes
Leif Karlsson
Robi Das Baul
Henry Rosner
A. A. Milne
Shel Silverstein
John Boyle O'Reilly
W. H. Auden
Anne Stevenson
Edward Lear
Anon
Billy Moore Jr.
Gunnar Birgegard
William Allingham
J. Whittier
Alan Wendell Livingston
John Edward Masefield
W.B. Yeats
Rabindranath Tagore
Ogden Nash
Lanigi Mua
Jean-Francois Laporte
Alfred Lord Tennyson
A.E. Housman
Thomas Hood
Thomas Gunn
Disc: 1
The Four Seasons: Violin Concerto in F major, Op.
1 VIVALDI: Violin Concerto in F major, Op. 8, No. 3,
As You Like It, Act II Scene VII: 'Seven Ages'
2 As You Like It, Act II Scene VII: 'Seven Ages'
A Fancy (beginning)
3 DOWLAND: A Fancy (beginning)
INFANT
4 INFANT
Baby Song
5 Baby Song
The Victory
6 The Victory
Surgeons
7 Surgeons
The Merchant of Venice, Act III Scene 2: 'Fancy'
8 The Merchant of Venice, Act III Scene 2: 'Fancy'
The Guppy
9 The Guppy
The Quangle Wangle's Hat
10 The Quangle Wangle's Hat
I Remember, I Remember
11 I Remember, I Remember
The Fairies
12 The Fairies
A Parental Ode
13 A Parental Ode
My Shadow
14 My Shadow
The Owl and The Pussy Cat
15 The Owl and The Pussy Cat
Sneezles
16 Sneezles
The Walrus and The Carpenter
17 The Walrus and The Carpenter
Jellyfish
18 Jellyfish
The Donkey
19 The Donkey
The Common Cormorant
20 The Common Cormorant
Where Go The Boats
21 Where Go The Boats
Crab
22 Crab
The End
23 The End
A Midsummer Night's Dream: Uphill Down Dale (extra
24 MENDELSSOHN: A Midsummer Night's Dream: Uphill Dow
SCHOOL
25 SCHOOL
To Any Reader
26 To Any Reader
Under Milk Wood
27 Under Milk Wood
The Collier
28 The Collier
Sick
29 Sick
Boring
30 Boring
The Barefoot Boy (excerpt)
31 The Barefoot Boy (excerpt)
The Tempest, Act I Scene 2: 'Full Fathom Five' (Ar
32 The Tempest, Act I Scene 2: 'Full Fathom Five' (Ar
Rosa Mystica
33 Rosa Mystica
A Smuggler's Song
34 A Smuggler's Song
Walking Away
35 Walking Away
Tarantella
36 Tarantella
Macavity
37 Macavity
If
38 If
This Above All
39 This Above All
M. George Whitehead his Almand (excerpt)
40 DOWLAND: M. George Whitehead his Almand (excerpt)
LOVER
41 LOVER
The Arrow
42 The Arrow
The Arrow and The Song
43 The Arrow and The Song
They Who Are Near To Me
44 They Who Are Near To Me
The First Day
45 The First Day
The Song of Torrismond
46 The Song of Torrismond
My Delight and Thy Delight
47 My Delight and Thy Delight
Sonnet 43
48 Sonnet 43
The Virginity
49 The Virginity
The Longest Journey
50 The Longest Journey
We Have Known Treasure
51 We Have Known Treasure
Sonnet 138
52 Sonnet 138
Echo
53 Echo
Delusions I Did Cherish
54 Delusions I Did Cherish
Sonnet 18
55 Sonnet 18
When I Was One-And-Twenty
56 When I Was One-And-Twenty
The Mermaid
57 The Mermaid
Upon the Nipples of Julia's Breast
58 Upon the Nipples of Julia's Breast
My Love Is Like a Red, Red Rose
59 My Love Is Like a Red, Red Rose
Sonnet 116
60 Sonnet 116
New Year's Eve
61 New Year's Eve
Green
62 Green
A Thing of Beauty Is a Joy Forever
63 A Thing of Beauty Is a Joy Forever
Disc: 2
The Soldier's Tale (excerpt)
1 STRAVINSKY: The Soldier's Tale (excerpt)
SOLDIER
2 SOLDIER
Henry V: Prologue
3 Henry V: Prologue
Into Battle
4 Into Battle
An Irish Airman Foresees His Death
5 An Irish Airman Foresees His Death
Once to Every Man and Nation
6 Once to Every Man and Nation
Whatever You Say, Say Nothing
7 Whatever You Say, Say Nothing
In Flanders Field
8 In Flanders Field
Perhaps
9 Perhaps
Anthem for Doomed Youth
10 Anthem for Doomed Youth
Dulce et Decorum Est
11 Dulce et Decorum Est
Pluck
12 Pluck
In Memory of W. B. Yeats (excerpt)
13 In Memory of W. B. Yeats (excerpt)
At a War Grave
14 At a War Grave
El Alamein
15 El Alamein
Handbag
16 Handbag
Salvage Song
17 Salvage Song
England
18 England
Dover Beach
19 Dover Beach
Written with a Pencil in a Sealed Wagon
20 Written with a Pencil in a Sealed Wagon
No Man Is An Island
21 No Man Is An Island
Fantasia (excerpt)
22 LUIS DE NARVAEZ: Fantasia (excerpt)
WISDOM
23 WISDOM
The Merchant of Venice, Act IV Scene 1: 'The Quali
24 The Merchant of Venice, Act IV Scene 1: 'The Quali
What is Good
25 What is Good
Leaves of Grass
26 Leaves of Grass
Addendum to the Ten Commandments
27 Addendum to the Ten Commandments
A Student
28 A Student
Abou Ben Adhem
29 Abou Ben Adhem
The Song of Hiawatha (excerpt)
30 The Song of Hiawatha (excerpt)
My Heart Leaps Up
31 My Heart Leaps Up
Auguries of Innocence
32 Auguries of Innocence
The Tyger
33 The Tyger
Of All The Souls That Stand Create
34 Of All The Souls That Stand Create
Chorus of Spirits
35 Chorus of Spirits
Kubla Khan
36 Kubla Khan
A Man's a Man for A' That
37 A Man's a Man for A' That
The Road Not Taken
38 The Road Not Taken
The Bleed'n' Sparrer
39 The Bleed'n' Sparrer
The King of Denmark's Galiard (excerpt)
40 DOWLAND: The King of Denmark's Galiard (excerpt)
SIXTH AGE
41 SIXTH AGE
Politics
42 Politics
Peekaboo, I Almost See You
43 Peekaboo, I Almost See You
Samson Agonistes
44 Samson Agonistes
Sea Fever
45 Sea Fever
The Exultation
46 The Exultation
We Have Been Here Before
47 We Have Been Here Before
The Brook (excerpt)
48 The Brook (excerpt)
Upon Westminister Bridge
49 Upon Westminister Bridge
A Song of a Young Lady To Her Ancient Lover
50 A Song of a Young Lady To Her Ancient Lover
John Anderson, My Jo
51 John Anderson, My Jo
In Praise of Cocoa, Cupid's Nightcap
52 In Praise of Cocoa, Cupid's Nightcap
The Way Through the Woods
53 The Way Through the Woods
Uphill (excerpt)
54 Uphill (excerpt)
LAST SCENE
55 LAST SCENE
Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night
56 Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night
Song
57 Song
Code Poem for the French Resistance
58 Code Poem for the French Resistance
This World is not Conclusion
59 This World is not Conclusion
Requiem
60 Requiem
Sleeping at Last
61 Sleeping at Last
Cymbeline, Act IV Scene 2: 'Fear No More'
62 Cymbeline, Act IV Scene 2: 'Fear No More'
Evolution
63 Evolution
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