my copy arrived today!I had a quick listen to some of it before I came out to the internet place- I love the Negative Capability one- it feels fitting for the first track to start with this. I think this CD would be excellent to use in literature classes- might move the students to sit up and take notice! I thought we could have a little thread to post our comments, feelings and reviews on this CD. I have a feeling it will hardly be out of my CD player for a few weeks ...
I found bright Star very moving- I only heard the first couple of lines and welled up...it had the effect of making me feel Fanny Brawne herself was reading it, such was the emotion in Abbey Cornish's voice.Edited 15 th Jan.
I had it in my CD player all evening. Ben Whishaw reads La Belle Dame Sans
Merci so well- he is a joy to listen to. The same goes with the letters too- he gives them a tenderness and tone that one doesn't always come across off a printed page.
The tender and melancholy cello and viola weave around the words like a musical signature of our dear poet. I am so clumsy and useless with words- I don't know how else to put it.