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Jon Vickers Narrates Strauss: Enoch Arden, (Op 38) (Richard Strauss)
VAI AUDIO, 1 CD: cat# 1179-2, $16.99
Strauss's great setting of the Tennyson poem for narrator and piano. The legendary opera star Jon Vickers makes his recording debut as speaker in this powerful and moving performance.
JON VICKERS, narration
In this lengthy poem, Lord Tennyson tells of the people of an English coastal town. He examines the potential for nobility of the human spirit, by revealing their collective and individual involvement with the life and death of one man.
Enoch Arden is a work of great beauty and should be heard by all who are searching for a greater purpose and meaning in life. It is "soul-satisfying" to be so powerfully reminded of the timeless truths of Love, Fidelity, Faithfulness, Patience and Steadfastness: indeed, all of the attributes which reap such joyous reward, through striving for the welfare of others while denying oneself; accepting the long haul while scorning instant gratification.
CD 1 (49:08)
1) Long lines of cliff breaking have left a chasm (9:06)
2) So these were wed, and merrily rang the bells (12:25)
3) She, when the day that Enoch mention’d came (12:39)
4) It chanced one evening Annie’s children long’d / To go with others nutting to the wood (15:02)
CD 2 (36:09)
where was Enoch? (8:38)
at Le Chalet de la Montagne in Montreal, Quebec, Canada,