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BAUDELAIRE, C.: Flowers of Evil (Unabridged)

Sensual, macabre, joyous and liberating, The Flowers of Evil, or Les Fleurs du Mal, is a beautifully debauched reflection on dreams, sin, life and death. With subjects ranging from travel to drugs, sex to faith, sleep to contemplation, Baudelaire finds new beauty in the most sinister and corrupt of situations. His morbid and nightmarish Romanticism was completely unique: cynical and bleak, but also inspiring, lifted by magnificent imagery and melodious language. The book was highly controversial upon its release and Napoleon III’s government prosecuted Baudelaire for ‘an insult to public decency’; six of the poems were banned until as recently as 1949.



Disc 1

  The Flowers of Evil
1.   The Flowers of Evil 00:03:03
2.   Spleen and the Ideal – No. 1. Benediction 00:04:11
3.   No. 2. The Albatross 00:00:59
4.   No. 3. Elevation 00:01:15
5.   No. 4. Correspondences 00:00:54
6.   No. 5. 'I love the thought…' 00:02:27
7.   No. 6. The Beacons 00:03:10
8.   No. 7. The Sick Muse 00:01:01
9.   No. 8. The Venal Muse 00:00:59
10.   No. 9. The Wretched Monk 00:00:57
11.   No. 10. The Enemy 00:00:57
12.   No. 11. Ill Fortune 00:00:43
13.   No. 12. A Former Life 00:01:00
14.   No. 13. Gypsies Travelling 00:00:54
15.   No. 14. Man and the Sea 00:01:02
16.   No. 15. Don Juan in Hell 00:01:18
17.   No. 16. Punishment for Pride 00:01:33
18.   No. 17. Beauty 00:01:09
19.   No. 18. The Ideal 00:00:58
20.   No. 19. The Giantess 00:00:53
21.   No. 20. The Mask 00:02:22
22.   No. 21. Hymn to Beauty 00:01:46
23.   No. 21a. The Jewels 00:01:54
24.   No. 22. Exotic Perfume 00:00:57
25.   No. 23. Head of Hair 00:02:09
26.   No. 24. 'I love you as I love…' 00:00:41
27.   No. 25. 'You'd entertain the universe…' 00:01:09
28.   No. 26. Sed non satiata 00:00:56
29.   No. 27. 'The way her silky garments…' 00:00:50
30.   No. 28. The Dancing Serpent 00:01:33
31.   No. 29. A Carcass 00:02:32
32.   No. 30. De profundis clamavi 00:00:53
33.   No. 31. The Vampire 00:00:57
34.   No. 31a. Lethe 00:01:25
35.   No. 32. 'Beside a monstrous Jewish whore…' 00:00:53
36.   No. 33. Remorse after Death 00:00:55
37.   No. 34. The Cat 00:00:49
38.   No. 35. Duellum 00:00:52
39.   No. 36. The Balcony 00:02:06
40.   No. 37. The Possessed 00:00:57
41.   No. 38. A Phantom 00:03:42
42.   No. 39. 'I give to you these verses…' 00:00:56
43.   No. 40. Semper eadem 00:01:01
44.   No. 41. Completely One 00:01:07
45.   No. 42. 'What will you say tonight…' 00:00:54
46.   No. 43. The Living Torch 00:00:58
47.   No. 43a. To One Who Is Too Cheerful 00:01:44
48.   No. 44. Reversibility 00:01:37
49.   No. 45. Confession 00:02:06
50.   No. 46. The Spiritual Dawn 00:00:54
51.   No. 47. The Harmony of Evening 00:01:16


Disc 2

  The Flowers of Evil
1.   No. 48. The Flask 00:01:56
2.   No. 49. Poison 00:01:06
3.   No. 50. Misty Sky 00:01:02
4.   No. 51. The Cat 00:01:56
5.   No. 52. The Splendid Ship 00:02:05
6.   No. 53. Invitation to the Voyage 00:01:26
7.   No. 54. The Irreparable 00:02:36
8.   No. 55. Conversation 00:01:02
9.   No. 56. Autumn Song 00:01:50
10.   No. 57. To a Madonna – Votive in the Spanish Style 00:02:34
11.   No. 58. Song of the Afternoon 00:01:32
12.   No. 59. Sisina 00:00:55
13.   No. 60. Praises for My Francisca 00:01:36
14.   No. 61. For a Creole Lady 00:01:05
15.   No. 62. Moesta et arrabunda 00:01:46
16.   No. 63. The Ghost 00:00:47
17.   No. 64. Autumn Sonnet 00:00:57
18.   No. 65. Sorrows of the Moon 00:00:55
19.   No. 66. Cats 00:00:58
20.   No. 67. Owls 00:00:49
21.   No. 68. The Pipe 00:00:41
22.   No. 69. Music 00:00:39
23.   No. 70. Burial 00:00:38
24.   No. 71. A Fantastical Engraving 00:00:51
25.   No. 72. The Happy Corpse 00:00:56
26.   No. 73. The Cask of Hate 00:00:55
27.   No. 74. The Cracked Bell 00:00:55
28.   No. 75. Spleen (I) 00:00:56
29.   No. 76. Spleen (II) 00:01:32
30.   No. 77. Spleen (III) 00:01:02
31.   No. 78. Spleen (IV) 00:01:18
32.   No. 79. Obsession 00:01:00
33.   No. 80. The Taste for Nothingness 00:01:10
34.   No. 81. Alchemy of Suffering 00:00:53
35.   No. 82. Congenial Horror 00:00:49
36.   No. 83. Heautontimoroumenos 00:01:16
37.   No. 84. The Irremediable 00:01:47
38.   No. 85. The Clock 00:01:38
39.   Parisian Scenes – No. 86. Landscape 00:01:45
40.   No. 87. The Sun 00:01:15
41.   No. 88. To a Red - Haired Beggar Girl 00:02:09
42.   No. 89. The Swan 00:03:32
43.   No. 90. The Seven Old Men 00:03:00
44.   No. 91. The Little Old Women 00:05:17
45.   No. 92. The Blind 00:00:59
46.   No. 93. To a Woman Passing By 00:01:04
47.   No. 94. Skeletons Digging 00:01:38
48.   No. 95. Dusk 00:02:25
49.   No. 96. Gaming 00:01:32


Disc 3

  The Flowers of Evil
1.   No. 97. Danse macabre 00:03:32
2.   No. 98. The Love of Illusion 00:01:50
3.   No. 99. 'have not forgotten…' 00:00:44
4.   No. 100. 'That kind heart you were jealous of…' 00:01:25
5.   No. 101. Mists and Rains 00:00:59
6.   No. 102. Parisian Dream 00:02:50
7.   No. 103. Dawn 00:02:05
8.   Wine – No. 104. The Soul of Wine 00:01:33
9.   No. 105. The Ragman's Wine 00:02:00
10.   No. 106. The Murderer's Wine 00:02:25
11.   No. 107. The Solitary's Wine 00:00:59
12.   No. 108. The Lovers' Wine 00:00:47
13.   Flowers of Evil – No. 109. Destruction 00:01:02
14.   No. 110. Martyr – Drawing by an Unknown Master 00:03:21
15.   No. 110a. Lesbos 00:04:27
16.   No. 110b. Condemned Women: Delphine… 00:06:41
17.   No. 111. Condemned Women 00:01:53
18.   No. 112. The Two Good Sisters 00:00:57
19.   No. 113. The Fountain of Blood 00:00:57
20.   No. 114. Allegory 00:01:19
21.   No. 115. A Beatrice 00:01:43
22.   No. 115a. The Metamorphoses of the Vampire 00:01:58
23.   No. 116. A Voyage to Cythera 00:04:09
24.   No. 117. Passion and the Skull – An Old Colophon 00:00:52


Disc 4

  The Flowers of Evil
1.   Revolt – No. 118. St. Peter's Denial 00:02:25
2.   No. 119. Abel and Cain 00:01:40
3.   No. 120. Litanies of Satan 00:03:06
4.   Death – No. 121. The Death of Lovers 00:01:04
5.   No. 122. The Death of the Poor 00:01:03
6.   No. 123. The Death of Artists 00:01:08
7.   No. 124. Day's End 00:00:52
8.   No. 125. Dream of a Curious Man 00:01:03
9.   No. 126. Voyaging 00:09:29
10.   The Waifs – 1. The Setting of the Romantic Sun 00:01:04
11.   Gallantries – VIII. The Fountain 00:01:49
12.   IX. Bertha's Eyes 00:00:55
13.   X. Hymn 00:00:58
14.   XI. A Face Makes Promises 00:01:15
15.   XII. The Monster or The Praise of a Macabre… 00:03:30
16.   Epigraphs – XIV. Poem on the Portrait of Honoré… 00:00:52
17.   XV. Lola de Valence 00:00:23
18.   XVI. On Tasso in Prison, by Eugene Delacroix 00:00:56
19.   Diverse Pieces – XVII. The Voice 00:01:51
20.   XVIII. The Unforeseen 00:02:59
21.   XIX. The Ransom 00:00:52
22.   XX. To a Girl of Malabar 00:01:46
23.   Buffooneries – XXI. On the Debut of Amina… 00:01:09
24.   XXII. To M. Eugene Fromentin Concerning… 00:02:12
25.   XXIII. A Jolly Tavern On the Road from Brussels… 00:00:31
26.   Additional Poems from the Third Edition 00:00:54
27.   No. 2. 'To Théodore de Banville 1842' 00:00:57
28.   No. 4. Prayer of a Pagan 00:00:45
29.   No. 5. The Pot Lid 00:00:55
30.   No. 6. Midnight Examination 00:01:29
31.   No. 7. Sad Madrigal 00:01:57
32.   No. 8. The Cautioner 00:00:47
33.   No. 9. The Rebel 00:00:56
34.   No. 10. Very Far From France 00:00:47
35.   No. 11. The Gulf 00:01:00
36.   No. 12. Lament of an Icarus 00:00:56
37.   No. 13. Meditation 00:01:05
38.   No. 14. The Insulted Moon 00:01:05

Total Playing Time: 04:13:32






Author(s):
Baudelaire, Charles

Reader(s):
Keeble, Jonathan

Label: Naxos AudioBooks

Genre: Poetry

Period: Romantic

Catalogue No: NA0303

Barcode: 9781781981207

Physical Release: 04/2018

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