Words and Music: Italian Fantasy (2008) Audio


Benedict reads poems inspired by Italian flair and southern charm.

Words and Music is a mix of poetry, prose and music, inspired by travelers to Italy. About 1 ½ hours of italian poetry, presented by Benedict Cumberbatch. The program aired on BBC Radio 4 on 6 July 2008.

The following poems are being read:

“In Italy” by Derek Walcott
“A Baroque Wall-Fountain in the Villa Sciarra” by Richard Wilbur
“The Buried City of Pompeii (from Innocents Abroad)” by Mark Twain
“Rome : On the Palatine” byThomas Hardy
“The Englishman in Italy” by Robert Browning
“Italian Hours” 1873. Villa Mellini.” by Henry James
“The Pines of Rome” by Peter Porter
“Memorabilia” by E.E. Cummings
“Italy of the South” by Robert Browing

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