Post by Arno Schuh Post by Arno Schuh
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