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The Classical Poetry Collection, Volume 3

Length: 48 mins
Categories: Classics, Poetry
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Summary

The finest voices reading a wonderful selection of poetry accompanied by selected classical music. Includes:

  • Sonnet XVIII - 'Shall I Compare Thee to a Summer's Day' by William Shakespeare
  • 'To Autumn' by John Keats
  • 'Looking-Glass River' by Robert Louis Stevenson
  • 'When Icicles Hang by the Walls' by William Shakespeare
  • 'In Death Divided' by Thomas Hardy
  • 'Lines Written in Early Spring' by William Wordsworth
  • 'Speak to Us of Love' by Kahlil Gilbran
  • 'The Wild Swans at Coole' by W.B.Yeats
  • 'The Nocturnall' by John Donne
  • 'L'Allegro' by John Milton
  • 'Eskimo Love Song'
  • 'To a Skylark' by Percy Shelley
  • 'Spring Offensive' by Wilfred Owen
  • 'The Souls of the Slain' by Thomas Hardy

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poems ruined by irritating musical backing

What disappointed you about The Classical Poetry Collection, Volume 3?

There is a loud musical backing to every poem as if they thought the poetry by itself not worth recording - as a result you strain to hear the words. Its an alarmingly stupid idea.

Has The Classical Poetry Collection, Volume 3 put you off other books in this genre?

yes

Who might you have cast as narrator instead of the narrators?

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If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Classical Poetry Collection, Volume 3?

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Any additional comments?

There should be a clear warning of this and it should go under the separate genre of 'poetry set to music by idiots'

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Well what a fiasco, ruined by the music

What would have made The Classical Poetry Collection, Volume 3 better?

No music

Has The Classical Poetry Collection, Volume 3 put you off other books in this genre?

Yes

What aspect of the narrators’s performance might you have changed?

The narrators are excellent I would not change them.

What character would you cut from The Classical Poetry Collection, Volume 3?

The music

Any additional comments?

Each poem should be introduced. A good selection ruined by the music.

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who wrote what?.

there's no indication anywhere to know who's reading what. A real disappointment. Don't bother with it.

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No,No,No!

The music is too loud, I cannot hear the poetry. Why add music to the superb original readings.

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  • Oakleafhydrangea
  • 05-04-16

excellent in every way except for background music

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

Excellent poems, and excellent readers, BUT I found the background music intrusive and completely unnecessary-- If you like poetry, you know it stands by itself. Having a sound tract is like listening to too song played simultaneously. arg!

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  • Jacob Arnon
  • 22-04-20

It's pretty annoying.

The background music makes distracts. Who would want to hear an overbearing orchestra when you you should be concentrating on the sounds of Shelley, the words of Shakespeare or the descriptions of Keats?

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  • melissa dunlap
  • 29-10-19

Background music to loud

The background music is loud and overshadows the narrator. Ignore this sentence, apparently reviews must contain a minimum of fifteen words.