Thursday, October 21, 2010

Dover Beach

Dover Beach is a poem by Matthew Arnold set by Samuel Barber.  I heard it at a local concert Saturday in honor of the Barber centennial year and was surprised to find that I had never heard it before.  It is astoundingly somber.

I am similarly surprised to find that I like this version by Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau.

The pictures are of Dover Beach in England.

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