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SHAKESPEARE, W.: Sonnets (The) (Unabridged)

    

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SHAKESPEARE, W.: Sonnets (The) (Unabridged)

Everyone knows something of Shakespeare’s sonnets, even if only in memorable fragments like ’the darling buds of may’ or ’remembrance of things past’ ’the marriage of minds’. For centuries these wonderfully-crafted, intense lyrics have stood for something valued about youth, love and the emotional complexities belonging to that time of life. This new recording presents all 154 of Shakespeare’s Sonnets, using the New Cambridge Shakespeare texts.



Disc 1

  The Sonnets
1.   Opening Music 00:01:12
2.   Sonnet 1: From Fairest Creatures We Desire Increase 00:01:01
3.   Sonnet 2: When Forty Winters Shall Besiege Thy Brow 00:01:06
4.   Sonnet 3: Look In Thy Glass And Tell The Face Thou Viewest 00:01:00
5.   Sonnet 4: Unthrifty Loveliness, Why Dost Thou Spend 00:01:01
6.   Sonnet 5: Those Hours That With Gentle Work Did Frame 00:01:01
7.   Sonnet 6: Then Let Not Winter's Ragged Hand Deface 00:00:59
8.   Sonnet 7: Lo In The Orient When The Gracious Light 00:01:00
9.   Sonnet 8: Music To hear, Why Hear'st Thou Music Sadly 00:01:02
10.   Musical Interlude 00:00:42
11.   Sonnet 9: Is It For Fear To Wet A Widow's Eye 00:01:01
12.   Sonnet 10: For Shame Deny That Thou Bear'st Love To Any 00:00:59
13.   Sonnet 11: As Fast As Thou Shalt Wane, So Fast Thou Grow'st 00:01:07
14.   Sonnet 12: When I Do Recount The Clock That Tells The Time 00:01:02
15.   Sonnet 13: O That You Were Your Self! But, Love, You Are 00:00:58
16.   Sonnet 14: Not From The Stars Do I My Judgement Pluck 00:01:01
17.   Sonnet 15: When I Consider Every Thing That Grows 00:01:00
18.   Sonnet 16: But Wherefore Do Not You A Mightier Way 00:00:58
19.   Sonnet 17: Who Will Believe My Verse In Time To Come 00:00:57
20.   Musical Interlude 00:01:06
21.   Sonnet 18: Shall I Compare Thee To A Summer's Day 00:01:02
22.   Sonnet 19: Devouring Time, Blunt Thou The Lion's Paws 00:01:01
23.   Sonnet 20: A Woman's Face With Nature's Own Hand Painted 00:01:06
24.   Sonnet 21: So Is It Not With Me As With That Muse 00:01:00
25.   Sonnet 22: My Glass Shall Not Persuade Me I Am Old 00:00:58
26.   Sonnet 23: As An Unperfect Actor On The Stage 00:00:59
27.   Sonnet 24: Mine Eye Hath Played The Painter And Hath Stelled 00:01:01
28.   Musical Interlude 00:01:40
29.   Sonnet 25: Let Those Who Are in Favour With Their Stars 00:00:55
30.   Sonnet 26: Lord Of My Love, To Whom In Vassalage 00:00:59
31.   Sonnet 27: Weary With Toil, I Haste To Go To My Bed 00:01:04
32.   Sonnet 28: How Can I Then Return In Happy Plight 00:01:02
33.   Sonnet 29: When In Disgrace With Fortune And Men's Eyes 00:00:59
34.   Sonnet 30: When To The Sessions Of Sweet Silent Through 00:01:03
35.   Sonnet 31: Thy Bosom Is Endeared With All Hearts 00:00:56
36.   Sonnet 32: If Thou Survive My Well - Contended Day 00:00:59
37.   Musical Interlude 00:00:43
38.   Sonnet 33: Full Many A Glorious Morning Have I Seen 00:01:01
39.   Sonnet 34: Why Didst Thou Promise Such A Beauteous Day 00:00:59
40.   Sonnet 35: No More Be Grieved At That Which Thou Hast Done 00:01:02
41.   Sonnet 36: Let Me Confess That We Two Must Be Twain 00:01:00
42.   Sonnet 37: As A Decrepit Father Takes Delight 00:01:00
43.   Sonnet 38: How Can My Muse Want Subject To Invent 00:00:57
44.   Sonnet 39: O How Thy Worth With Manners May I Sing 00:01:00
45.   Sonnet 40: Tale All My Loves, My Love, Yea, Take Them All 00:01:07
46.   Sonnet 41: Those Pretty Wrongs That Liberty Commits 00:01:00
47.   Sonnet 42: That Thou Hast Her, It Is Not All My Grief 00:01:09
48.   Musical Interlude 00:01:08
49.   Sonnet 43: When Most I Wink, Then Do Mine Eyes Best See 00:01:04
50.   Sonnet 44: If The Dull Substance Of My Flesh Were Thought 00:01:02
51.   Sonnet 45: The Other Two, Slight Air And Purging Fire 00:00:59
52.   Sonnet 46: Mine Eye And Heart Are At A Mortal War 00:01:00
53.   Sonnet 47: Betwixt Mine Eye And Heart A League Is Took 00:01:04
54.   Sonnet 48: How Careful Was I, When I Took My Way 00:01:03
55.   Sonnet 49: Against That Time (If Ever That Time Come) 00:01:00
56.   Sonnet 50: How Heavy Do I Journey On The Way 00:00:54
57.   Sonnet 51: Thus Can My Love Excuse The Slow Offence 00:01:01
58.   Musical Interlude 00:01:18
59.   Sonnet 52: So Am I As The Rich Whose Blessed Key 00:00:54
60.   Sonnet 53: What Is Your Substance, Whereof Are You Made 00:01:01
61.   Sonnet 54: O How Much More Doth Beauty Beauteous Seem 00:01:02
62.   Sonnet 55: Not Marble Nor The Gilded Monuments 00:00:58
63.   Sonnet 56: Sweet Love, Renew Thy Force, Be It Not Said 00:01:01
64.   Sonnet 57: Being Your Slave, What Should I Do But Tend 00:00:58
65.   Sonnet 58: That God Forbid, That Made Me First Your Slave 00:01:06
66.   Musical Interlude 00:01:10


Disc 2

  The Sonnets
1.   Musical Interlude 00:01:38
2.   Sonnet 59: If There Be Nothing New, But That Which Is 00:00:55
3.   Sonnet 60: Like As The Waves Make Towards The Pebbled Shore 00:01:08
4.   Sonnet 61: Is It Thy Will Thy Image Should Keep Open 00:01:07
5.   Sonnet 62: Sin Of Self - Love Possesseth All Mine Eye 00:01:02
6.   Sonnet 63: Against All My Love Shall Be As I Am Now 00:01:00
7.   Sonnet 64: When I Have Seen By Time's Fell Hand Defaced 00:01:04
8.   Sonnet 65: Since Brass, Nor Stone, Nor Earth, Nor Boundless Sea 00:01:04
9.   Musical Interlude 00:01:33
10.   Sonnet 66: Tired With All These, For Restful Death I Cry 00:01:05
11.   Sonnet 67: Ah Wherefore With Infection Should He Live 00:01:04
12.   Sonnet 68: Thus Is His Cheek The Map Of Days Outworn 00:00:55
13.   Sonnet 69: Those Parts Of Thee That The World's Eye Doth View 00:01:02
14.   Sonnet 70: That Thou Art Blamed Shall Not Be Thy Defect 00:01:03
15.   Sonnet 71: No Longer Mourn For Me When I Am Dead 00:00:59
16.   Sonnet 72: O Lest The World Should Ask You To Recite 00:01:00
17.   Musical Interlude 00:02:05
18.   Sonnet 73: That Time Of Year Thou Mayst In Me Behold 00:01:04
19.   Sonnet 74: But Be Contented When That Fell Arrest 00:01:02
20.   Sonnet 75: So Are You To My Thoughts As Food To Life 00:01:02
21.   Sonnet 76: Why Is My Verse So Barren Of New Pride 00:01:04
22.   Sonnet 77: Thy Glass Will Show Thee How Thy Beauties Wear 00:01:02
23.   Musical Interlude 00:00:47
24.   Sonnet 78: So Oft Have I Invoked Thee For My Muse 00:01:04
25.   Sonnet 79: Whilst I Alone Did Call Upon Thy Aid 00:01:00
26.   Sonnet 80: O How I Faint When I Of You Do Write 00:01:03
27.   Sonnet 81: Or I Shall Live Your Epitaph To Make 00:01:01
28.   Sonnet 82: I Grant Thou Wert Not Married To My Muse 00:00:57
29.   Sonnet 83: I Never Saw That You Did Painting Need 00:00:58
30.   Sonnet 84: Who Is It That Says Most Which Can Say More 00:01:03
31.   Sonnet 85: My Toungue - tied Muse In Manners Holds Her Still 00:01:08
32.   Sonnet 86: Was It The Proud Sail Of His Great Verse 00:00:59
33.   Musical Interlude 00:01:39
34.   Sonnet 87: Farewell, Thou Art Too Dear For My Possessing 00:01:01
35.   Sonnet 88: When Thou Shalt Be Disposed To Set Me Light 00:01:07
36.   Sonnet 89: Say That Thou Didst Forsake Me For Some Fault 00:01:00
37.   Sonnet 90: Then Hate Me When Thou Wilt, If Ever, Now 00:01:03
38.   Sonnet 91: Some Glory In Their Birth, Some, Some in Their Skill 00:01:09
39.   Sonnet 92: But Do Thy worst To Steal Thyself Away 00:01:02
40.   Sonnet 93: So Shall I Live, Supposing Thou Art True 00:01:08
41.   Sonnet 94: They That Have Pow'r To Hurt, And Will Do None 00:01:10
42.   Sonnet 95: How Sweet And Lovely Dost Thou Make The Shame 00:01:07
43.   Sonnet 96: Some Say Thy Fault Is Youth, Some Wantonness 00:01:08
44.   Musical Interlude 00:01:03
45.   Sonnet 97: How Like A Winter Hath My Absence Been 00:00:59
46.   Sonnet 98: From You Have I Been Absent In The Spring 00:01:01
47.   Sonnet 99: The Forward Violet Thus Did I Chide 00:01:04
48.   Sonnet 100: Where Art Thou, Muse, That Thou Forget'st So Long 00:01:04
49.   Sonnet 101: O Truant Muse, What Shall Be Thy Amends 00:01:05
50.   Sonnet 102: My Love Is Strength'ned, Though Weak In Seeming 00:01:02
51.   Sonnet 103: Alack, What Poverty My Muse Brings Forth 00:00:59
52.   Sonnet 104: To Me, Fair Friend, You Never Can Be Old 00:01:09
53.   Musical Interlude 00:01:32
54.   Sonnet 105: Let Not My Love 00:01:05
55.   Sonnet 106: When In The Chronicle Of Wasted Time 00:00:59
56.   Sonnet 107: Not Mine Own Fears, Nor The Prophetic Soul 00:01:09
57.   Sonnet 108: What's In the Brain That Ink May Character 00:01:00
58.   Sonnet 109: O Never Say That I Was False Of Heart 00:01:02
59.   Sonnet 110: Alas 'Tis True, I Have Gone Here And There 00:01:09
60.   Sonnet 111: O For My Sake Do You With Fortune Chide 00:01:03
61.   Sonnet 112: Your Love And Pity Doth Th'Impression Fill 00:01:03
62.   Musical Interlude 00:01:17


Disc 3

  The Sonnets
1.   Opening Music 00:01:52
2.   Sonnet 113: Since I Left You, Mine Eye Is In My Mind 00:00:58
3.   Sonnet 114: Or Whether Doth My Mind Being Crowned With You 00:01:07
4.   Sonnet 115: Those Lines That I Before Have Write To Lie 00:01:14
5.   Sonnet 116: Let Me Not To The Marriage Of True Minds 00:01:05
6.   Sonnet 117: Accuse Me Thus: That I Have Scanted All 00:01:02
7.   Sonnet 118: Like As To Make Our Appetites More Keen 00:01:06
8.   Sonnet 119: What Potions Have I Drunk Of Siren Tears 00:01:03
9.   Sonnet 120: That You Were Once Unkind Befriends Me Now 00:01:05
10.   Sonnet 121: 'Tis Better To Be Vile Than Vile Esteemed 00:00:58
11.   Musical Interlude 00:00:48
12.   Sonnet 122: Thy Gift, Thy Tables, Are Within My Brain 00:00:58
13.   Sonnet 123: No! Time, Thou Shalt Not Boast That I Do Change 00:00:56
14.   Sonnet 124: If My Dear Love Were But The Child Of State 00:01:03
15.   Sonnet 125: Were't Aught To Me I Bore The Canopy 00:01:06
16.   Sonnet 126: O Thou My Lovely Boy, Who Are In Thy Power 00:00:57
17.   Musical Interlude 00:00:45
18.   Sonnet 127: In The Old Age Black Was Not Counted Fair 00:01:03
19.   Sonnet 128: How Oft, When Thou, My Music, Music Play'st 00:01:04
20.   Sonnet 129: Th'Expense Of Spirit In A Waste Of Shame 00:01:04
21.   Sonnet 130: My Mistress' Eyes Are Nothing Like The Sun 00:01:01
22.   Sonnet 131: Thou Art As Tyrannous, So As Thou Art 00:01:02
23.   Sonnet 132: Thine Eyes I Love, And They, As Pitying Me 00:00:59
24.   Sonnet 133: Beshrew That Heart That Makes My Heart To Groan 00:01:06
25.   Musical Interlude 00:01:07
26.   Sonnet 134: So Now I Have Confessed That He Is Thine 00:01:07
27.   Sonnet 135: Whoever Hath Her Wish, Thou Hast Thy Will 00:01:06
28.   Sonnet 136: If Thy Soul Check Thee That I Come So Near 00:01:09
29.   Sonnet 137: Thou Blind Fool, Love, What Dost Thou To Mine Eyes 00:01:08
30.   Sonnet 138: When My Love Swears That She Is Made Of Truth 00:01:08
31.   Sonnet 139: O Call Not Me To Justify The Wrong 00:01:02
32.   Sonnet 140: Be Wise As Thou Art Cruel, Do Not Press 00:01:03
33.   Musical Interlude 00:01:05
34.   Sonnet 141: In Faith, I Do Not Love Thee With Mine Eyes 00:01:08
35.   Sonnet 142: Love Is My Sin, And Thy Dear Virtue Hate 00:01:05
36.   Sonnet 143: Lo, As A Careful Huswife Runs To Catch 00:00:59
37.   Sonnet 144: Two Loves I Have, Of Comfort And Despair 00:01:09
38.   Sonnet 145: Those Lips That Love's Own Hand Did Make 00:00:54
39.   Sonnet 146: Poor Soul, The Centre Of My Sinful Earth 00:01:11
40.   Sonnet 147: My Love Is As A Fever, Longing Still 00:01:01
41.   Musical Interlude 00:01:13
42.   Sonnet 148: O Me! What Eyes Hath Love Put In My Head 00:01:07
43.   Sonnet 149: Canst Thou, O Cruel, Say I Love Thee Not 00:01:01
44.   Sonnet 150: O From What Pow'r Hast Thou This Pow'rful Might 00:01:03
45.   Sonnet 151: Love Is Too Young To Know What Conscience Is 00:01:11
46.   Sonnet 152: In Loving Thee By His Brand And Fell Asleep 00:01:08
47.   Sonnet 153: Cupid Laid By His Brand And Fell Asleep 00:01:08
48.   Sonnet 154: The Little Love - God Lying Once Asleep 00:01:07
49.   Closing Music 00:01:19

Total Playing Time: 03:08:56






Author(s):
Shakespeare, William

Reader(s):
Jennings, Alex

Label: Naxos AudioBooks

Genre: Poetry

Period: Renaissance

Catalogue No: NA314512

Barcode: 9789626341452

Physical Release: 10/1997

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