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TOLSTOY, L.: Kreutzer Sonata (The) (Unabridged)

    

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TOLSTOY, L.: Kreutzer Sonata (The) (Unabridged)

It is hardly possible to find anything of equal importance in conception and beauty of execution. Apart from its artistic merits which are in places amazing, we should be grateful for the story alone, for it stimulates thought extremely
Anton Chekhov

Chekhov was understating the case—no other work in Russia inspired such outrage as Tolstoy’s novella of desire and disgust, music and murder.

Marriage is a hellish trap, lust the hideous bait, and music an aphrodisiac which rouses passions that are best left undisturbed. So says Pozdnyshev as he relates the story of his wife’s affair to his fellow train passengers.

Radical in its dissection of conventional hypocrisies, and intense in its discussion of Tolstoy’s fundamentalist views, The Kreutzer Sonata was banned in Russia before its publication, and is startling even now.



Disc 1

  The Kreutzer Sonata (Unabridged)
1.   The Kreutzer Sonata by Leo Tolstoy read by Jonathan Oliver 00:07:34
2.   The train moved faster and faster… 00:07:27
3.   Chapter 2 00:05:40
4.   'But you are talking all the time about physical love…' 00:05:44
5.   Chapter 3 00:03:23
6.   Chapter 4 00:06:50
7.   Chapter 5 00:07:47
8.   Chapter 6 00:03:26
9.   Chapter 7 00:03:02
10.   Chapter 8 00:03:27
11.   Chapter 9 00:04:57
12.   Chapter 10 00:03:58
13.   Chapter 11 00:08:55
14.   Chapter 12 00:06:26


Disc 2

  The Kreutzer Sonata (Unabridged)
1.   'It began during the first days…' 00:01:44
2.   Chapter 13 00:08:21
3.   Chapter 14 00:07:35
4.   Chapter 15 00:06:09
5.   Chapter 16 00:09:37
6.   Chapter 17 00:05:55
7.   Chapter 18 00:04:58
8.   Chapter 19 00:08:08
9.   Chapter 20 00:09:10
10.   Chapter 21 00:06:09
11.   'Had I been pure, I should not have understood…' 00:07:41
12.   Chapter 22 00:03:49


Disc 3

  The Kreutzer Sonata (Unabridged)
1.   'For the first time I wished to give physical impression…' 00:03:45
2.   Chapter 23 00:09:19
3.   Chapter 24 00:06:14
4.   Chapter 25 00:06:08
5.   'Oh, I am afraid, afraid of railway carriages…' 00:04:43
6.   Chapter 26 00:05:09
7.   'Previously I had doubted and thought…' 00:04:56
8.   Chapter 27 00:05:57
9.   'When people say they don't remember what they do…' 00:07:26
10.   Chapter 28 00:08:29
11.   Afterword by the Author 00:08:38
12.   How about the human race 00:06:52

Total Playing Time: 03:55:28






Author(s):
Tolstoy, Leo

Reader(s):
Oliver, Jonathan

Label: Naxos AudioBooks

Genre: Classic Fiction

Period: Romantic

Catalogue No: NA335612

Barcode: 9781843793564

Physical Release: 2010

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