Richard Burton: The Voice - In Poetry

 
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SAMUEL COLRIDGE / DYLAN THOMAS / SHAKESPEARE / JOHN DONNE / THOMAS HARDY
Richard Burton: The Voice - In Poetry
Richard Burton (reader)

[ Alto / 2 CD ]

Release Date: Wednesday 4 January 2017

"One of the most expressive and romantic acting voices, in selections of his own"

Welsh actor Richard Burton, CBE, was noted for his mellifluous baritone voice. Establishing himself as a formidable Shakespearean actor in the 1950s, with a memorable performance of Hamlet in 1964, Burton was called "the natural successor to Olivier" by critic and dramaturg Kenneth Tynan. Burton was nominated for an Academy Award seven times, but never won. He was a recipient of BAFTAs, Golden Globes, and Tony Awards for Best Actor. In the mid-1960s, Burton ascended into the ranks of the top box office stars, and by the late 1960s was one of the highest-paid actors in the world, receiving fees of $1 million or more plus a share of the gross receipts.

Tracks:

CD One:

[1] Under Milk Wood: To Begin at the Beginning: 1.49

Dylan Thomas Poetry:
[2] A Winter's Tale 7:19
[3] In my Craft and Sullen Art 0:55
[4] The Force that through the Green Fuse Drives the Flower 1:20
[5] The Hand that Signed the Paper 1:05
[6] The Ballad of the Long-Legged Bait 9:45
[7] Fernhill 3:23
[8] Hunchback in the Park 1.53
[9] Before I Knocked 2.21
[10] I See the Boys of Summer 2:52
[11] Lament 3:48
[12] Desiderata (1692, found in a Baltimore church) 2:02
[13] Adelstrop (Edward Thomas 1878-1917) 0:50
[14] Non sum qualis eram bonae sub regno Cynarae
(Ernest Dowson 1867-1900 ) 1:30
[15] Hunter Trials (John Betjeman 1906-84) 1:09

Thomas Hardy Poetry:
[16] At Casterbridge Fair (6 parts) 5:15
[17] The Voice 0:58
[18] Weathers 0:49
[19] She Charged Me 0:57

John Donne Poetry
[20] A Hymn to God the Father 1:02
[21] The Good Morrow 1:22
[22] Song: Go and Catch a Falling Star 1:04
[23] Song: Sweetest Love I do not go 1:49
[24] Frost at Midnight (Samuel Taylor Coleridge) 4:23
[25] Lines from Richard II (Wm.Shakespeare) 1.56
[26] Lines from The Tempest (Wm.Shakespeare) 0:51

Dylan Thomas Poetry:
[27] Elegy (ed.Watkins) 2:31
[28] Lie Still, Sleep Becalmed 1:21
[29] Do not go Gentle into that Good Night 1:20
[30] And Death Shall Have No Dominion 1:35

CD Two:
[1] The Rime of the Ancient Mariner (Taylor Coleridge)
Richard Burton with John Neville as narrator
and Robert Hardy as the Wedding Guest 28:22

Thomas Hardy Poetry:
[2] In Tenebris 1:06
[3] Shut Out that Moon 1:13
[4] Reminiscences of a Dancing Man 1:22
[5] Let me Enjoy 0:51
[6] Beyond the Last Lamp 2:02
[7] I Found her out There 1:20
[8] In the Servants' Quarters 2.20
[9] In the Study 1:03
[10] Timing Her 1:36
[11] Old Furniture 1:44
[12] At Castle Boterel 1:56

John Donne Poetry:
[13] Legacie 1.20
[14] The Anniversary 1:44
[15] A Nocturnall (Upon St. Lucy's) 2:46
[16] A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning 2:00
[17] The Extasie 3:47
[18] The Funerall 1:12
[19] The Relique 1:45
[20] At the Round Earth's Imagined Corner 0:52
[21] Death be not Proud 0:54