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Greece: 5. The Island of Corfu

Texts read & music played:

  1. Lorentzos Mavilis: Aphrodite of the Islands
  2. Kostis Palamas: Corfu
  3. Shakespeare: The Tempest (Caliban: ‘This island’s mine…’)
  4. Thomas Ades: The Tempest, Scene 4
  5. Michael Nyman: Noises, Sounds and Sweet Airs (‘This damned witch…’)
  6. Shakespeare: The Tempest (‘The isle is full of noises…’)
  7. Thomas Ades: The Tempest, Scene 2
  8. Michael Nyman: Noises, Sounds and Sweet Airs
  9. Lawrence Durrell: Prospero’s Cell
  10. Lawrence Durrell: ‘Truth’ (poem)
  11. Lawrence Durrell: The Greek Islands
  12. Maurice Ravel: Daphnis et Chloe, Suite no. 2
  13. Gastouriotikos Horos (traditional Corfu music)
  14. Henry Miller: The Colossus of Maroussi
  15. Amaranthos (traditional Corfu music)
  16. Gerald Durrell: My Family and Other Animals
  17. Brian Dicks: The Greek Islands
  18. Edward Lear: There was an old person of Paxo… (limerick)
  19. Noel Coward: Mad Dogs and Englishmen
  20. Imnos stin Eleftheria (Hymn to Liberty): Greek National Anthem
  21. Lawrence Durrell: The Greek Islands (on the Gorgon)
  22. Sergei Rachmaninov: The Isle of the Dead
  23. Elisabeth, Empress of Austria (‘Sisi’): Abschied und Rueckfahrt
  24. Nana Mouscouri: Tora Pou Pas Stin Xenitia
  25. Homer: The Odyssey, Book VII (extract)
  26. Thomas Hardy: The Return of the Native
  27. Jim Potts: Corfu (poem, from ‘Corfu Blues’)
  28. Kato Ston Ai Giorgi (traditional Corfu song)


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