On 7/30/2018 8:51 AM, Arno Schuh wrote:
> Arno Schuh <***@in-trier.de> wrote:
>> With Gregory Peck. It was the first one I listened to. Impressed me.
>> First Fanfare for the common man was with LA SO, Zubin Mehta.
> Sorry LA PO and Zubin Mehta. The Lincoln Portrait with Gregory Peck also
> was with the LA PO and Mehta.
> My faible for Peter and the Wolf are to collect it in as many languages
> to get my fingers on.
> Reaches from Chinese (Mandarin and Kanton) down to a Luxemburgian
> version from across the border.
Just listened to a bunch. I thought Carl Sandburg's diction was odd,
Henry Fonda was a little flat, Gregory Peck was great (what a voice)..
So was Katherine Hepburn, but she her voice was quite shaky. Maya
Angelou did nothing for me. You have to avoid sounding pretentious or
overly theatrical, which James Earl Jones didn't. I liked Adlai
Stevenson. Would have liked to hear Ronald Reagan in this. Lots of
democratic politicians recorded; didn't see any republicans. That's
interesting. I suppose because the music industry is liberal so they