Playing: Symphony No.8 in B minor, D759 by Franz Peter Schubert
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Chains of Desire

A sequence of poems, prose and letters read by actors Neil Pearson and Clare Higgins interspersed with music, all connected by the theme of erotic love. With words by Catullus, Andrew Marvell, Shakespeare, Keats as well as Baudelaire, Flaubert, and Proust (in translation). The music includes works by Beethoven, Rimsky-Korsakov, Wagner, Dvorak and Orff.

1 hour, 25 minutes

Last on

Sun 25 May 2008 22:35

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