The Waste Land and Other Poems

Rhapsodize Audio recordings of works by T.S. Eliot
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Rhapsodize Audio presents

The Waste Land and Other Poems
by T.S. Eliot.

In 1920 A.A.Knopf published two collections of poetry by T.S.Eliot. The first collection, entitled Prufrock and Other Observations, contains many of Eliot's most famous early poems, and has previously been recorded by Rhapsodize Audio. The second collection, which is the subject of the present recording, includes Gerontion - like Prufrock, an examination of the rigours of aging - and a number ofl less well known poems, several of which are in French.
This recording concludes with a performance of the Waste Land, Eliot's cross-cultural epic, which, with its phantasmagoric reconstruction of language and imagery, still remains one of the most controversial poems ever written.


Music for Sections 1 and 2

Three Pieces for Clarinet Alone by Igor Stravinsky
Performed by William McColl
Three Pieces

Music for the Wasteland:
The Rite of Spring by Igor Stravinsky,
Performed by the New York Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by the composer.
The Rite of Spring


Section 1


Performed by Alan Weyman


Section 2

11 poems, performed by Winston Tharp, Carol Box, Jannie Meisberger, Alan Weyman and Jason Mills.

1 Burbank with a Baedeker: Bleistein with a Cigar
2 Sweeney Erect
3 A Cooking Egg
4 Le Directeur
5 M?lange adult?re de tout
6 Lune de Miel
7 The Hippopotamus
8 Dans le Restaurant
9 Whispers of Immortality
10 Mr. Eliot's Sunday Morning Service
11 Sweeney Among the Nightingales


Section 3

The Waste Land

Performed by Caprisha Page, Denis Daly, Alan Weyman. Winston Tharp, Jannie Meisberger, Bob Gonzalez, Carol Box and Jason Mills.


  1. Introduction (1.4Mb)
  2. Gerontion (7.2Mb)
  3. Eleven Poems (19.4Mb)
  4. The Waste Land (30.5Mb)

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