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Von 1973 bis 1990 strahlte Sender Freies Berlin (SFB) die beliebte Hörfunksendung 'Nur für starke Nerven' (ab 1987 unter dem Namen 'Die Mitternachtsstory') aus. Der Schauspieler Friedrich Schoenfelder las darin Grusel- und Kriminalgeschichten für Erwachsene zur guten Nacht vor. Bezeichnenderweise schlug er selbst 1972 der Unterhaltungsabteilung des SFB vor, eine Sendereihe zu starten, in der von ihm redaktionell ausgewählte Gruselgeschichten zu Gehör kommen sollten. Namhafte Autoren, von denen Geschichten zum Vortrag kamen, waren Ray Bradbury, H.P. Lovecraft, Robert Bloch, E. A. Poe oder auch zeitgenössische deutschsprachige AutorInnen. Die Sendereihe umfasste mehr als 500 Folgen. Friedrich Schoenfelder konnte in mehr als 140 TV- und Kinofilmen, in mehr als 50 Hörspielen und als Synchronsprecher seine schauspielerische Leistung als distinguierter Gentleman aber auch als Charakterdarsteller unter Beweis stellen. In dieser Folge liest Friedrich Schoenfelder die Geschichten 'Augusthitze' und 'Nacht über dem Moor' von W. F. Harvey, 'Schicksal' von Saki, 'Der schöne Anzug' von H.G. Wells, 'Der Bahnwärter' von Charles Dickens und 'Der Fluch der Feuer und Schatten' von William Butler Yeats.Show more
Nature loosens her limbs, increases her ambition. Summer's work is intense with colour, she paints with a brighter light. The hours of night diminish, quickly shrink. She has no need for rest but a yearning to work. Vibrant swathes of shooting, pulsing colour almost overwhelm. Her tempo is beyond our awed imagination. Inspired, the air, the sea, the parching earth bring elemental strength. Summer storms, forest fires. The endless blue of sky, of ocean water will not still her work. Mistress of all. Our poets merely the inky pens of her will.In fifty poems we take you on their inspiring journey, reflecting on the miracle of summer.Show more
March - the third month of the year in the Gregorian calendar brings with it the Spring Equinox and the promise of warmer days and shorter nights. Our selected poets including Swift, Yeats, Morris, Swinburne and Austin of course provide the words to match the mood. Among our readers are Richard Mitchley and Ghizela Rowe. The tracks are; March - An Introduction; A March Minstrel By Alfred Austin; A March Snow By Ella Wheeler Wilcox; In March By Archibald Lampman; My Little March Girl By Paul Laurence Dunbar; Very Early Spring By Katherine Mansfield; Four Songs For Four Seasons By Algernon Charles Swinburne; To A Daisy Found Blooming March 7th By John Hartley; Monadnock In Early Spring By Amy Lowell; March By John Payne; Lines Written In Early Spring By William Wordsworth; March By Alfred Edward Houseman; Sonnet XLIII. The Malvern Hills, March 12th 1835 By Henry Alford; Stella's Birthday, March 13th 1727 By Jonathan Swift; The Message Of The March Wind By William Morris; Letter From Town: On A Grey Morning In March By D.H.Lawrence; The Welsh March By A E Houseman; March Evening By Amy Lowell; From A Full Moon In March - Parnell's Funeral By William Butler Yeats; Written In London On The 19th March 1796 By Matilda Betham; March - An Ode By Algernon Charles Swinburne.Show more
September - The ninth month of the year in our Gregorian calendar and with it arrives the Autumn equinox and the first glimpses of the new season. There is much for out Poets including Browning, Kingsley, Yeats, Lanier and Lindsay to say and write about. Among our readers are Richard Mitchley and Ghizela Rowe. The tracks are; September - An Introduction; September 1st 1802 By William Wordsworth; In September By Amy Levy; Sonnet XXL, Sacred To The Memory Of Edward Spedding Who Died September 3rd 1832 By Henry Alford; September 1918 By Amy Lowell; In September By Thomas MacDonagh; Lines Written On The 6th September By Thomas Gent; September 1815 By William Wordsworth; An Indian Summer Day On The Prairie By Vachel Lindsay; September By George Arnold; September By Helen Hunt Jackson; September By Carlos Wilcox; A Calendar Of Sonnets By September By Helen Hunt Jackson; Postscriptum, September 1913 By Thomas MacDonagh; Indian Summer By Sara Teasdale; September 1819 by William Wordsworth; Indian Summer By Henry Van Dyke; September 1913 By William Butler Yeats; September By Janet Hamilton; September By John Payne; Sonnet September 1922 By Ivor Gurney; 21st September 1870 By Charles Kingsley; Among The Rocks By Robert Browning; September Dark By James Whitcomb Riley; Ode To The West Wind By Shelley; Written In September 1804 By Christian Milne; The Golden Wedding Of Sterling And Sarah Lanier September 27th 1868 By Sidney Lanier; Written In London September 1802 By William Wordsworth; Late September By Amy Lowell; A September Night By George Marion McClellan; September Midnights By Sara Teasdale.Show more
William Butler Yeats, the first Irishman to win the Nobel Prize for Literature, is not only one of the greatest poets of the twentieth century but one of the most widely read. The landscape, myths, legends, and folklore of his homeland lie at the heart of his poetic imagination, and the unique musicality of Ireland adds to the richness of his verse. But the themes of his poetry are universal and timeless: the conflict between life and death, love and hate, and the meaning of man's existence in an imperfect world. This collection includes such favorites as "The Lake Isle of Innisfree" and "When You Are Old," as well as two of his longer narrative works, "The Old Age of Queen Maeve" and "Baile and Aillinn." It traces the poet's artistry from his early days as a dreamy, late-romantic poet into one of the most individual and visionary voices of twentieth-century verse.Show more
Hear rare recordings from some of the world's most-respected poets reading their own works: Ezra Pound, Old Men With Beautiful Manners; William Butler Yeats, The Lake Isle Of Innisfree; Robert Graves, A Last Poem; Edna St. Vincent Millay, The Harp-Weaver; Richard Eberhart, The Groundhog; Philip Levine, Blasting From Heaven; Marianne Moore, The Mind Is An Enchanting Thing; Stephen Spender, What I Expected; Vachel Lindsay, An Interpolation By Mr. Lindsay.Show more
Naxos AudioBooks continues its new series of Great Poets - represented by a collection of their most popular poems on one CD - with W. B. Yeats, one of the most loved poets of the twentieth century. He left a large legacy of outstanding poems, and the finest are collected here: Down by the Salley Gardens, The Lake Isle of Inisfree, The Secret Rose and He Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven. They are read by a strong cast led by Olivier award winner Jim Norton.Show more
This compelling collection spans Yeats's career: from the poems of his early years, which display his interest in Irish myths and his hopeless passion for Irish patriot Maud Gonne, to the soaring, majestic poems of his old age. Works of precision, economy and sensuous, lyrical beauty, they include "The Lake Isle of Innisfree," "The Wild Swans at Coole," "Byzantium," and "Leda and the Swan."Show more
The Life of William Butler Yeats is a remarkable one - poet, playwright, essayist, politician, occultist, astrologer, founder of a national theatre, voluminous correspondent, lover, husband and father. It was a life that extended to a packed, sometimes frantic seventy-three years and left us with what many consider to be one of the finest collections of poetry from one voice.Show more
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