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The Happy Prince and other Oscar Wilde Fairy Tales,
read by Basil Rathbone. Includes "The Happy Prince," "The Selfish
Giant," and "The Nightingale and the Rose." Caedmon TC 1044.
Listen to Basil read stories from this album:
The Happy Prince and other tales
Idylls of the King
Idylls of the King, by Alfred
Lord Tennyson. Read by Basil Rathbone. Caedmon TC
2022 (2 LPs)
King David, Arthur Honegger's oratorio and symphonic psalm,
narrated by Basil Rathbone. King David was performed on multiple
occasions and recorded at
least twice with Rathbone as narrator:
- University of Nebraska, Lincoln, May 1954,
with Margaret Goldsmith (soprano), Marilee Logan-Amundson
(contralto), Frank Barger (tenor),
Ronny Crocker (David as a boy) and Basil Rathbone (narrator)
- University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado, June 1955, with Horace
Jones (conductor); Frank Barger (baritone); Martha Miller (contralto);
Josephine Antoine (soprano); and Basil Rathbone (narrator)
- Ohio Wesleyan University, May 9,
1958. Directed by Prof. Rexford Keller, with Louise Natale (soprano), Beatrice Krebs
(contralto), Robert Price (tenor), and Basil Rathbone (narrator)
- Akron, Ohio, 1958 (?). The Akron Symphony
Orchestra and Chorus, directed by Lenough Anderson, with Jean Blair
(soprano), Paula Clarke (contralto), Jon Humphrey (tenor), and Basil
Rathbone (narrator). Gama
Records, two LPs
Participants in the University of Colorado performance of
King David (left to right): Frank Barger, baritone; Martha Miller,
contralto; Horace Jones, conductor; Josephine Antoine, soprano; Basil
Rathbone, narrator (1955)
Manfred (Schumann) - Baltimore Symphony, San Francisco
|The Murder of Lidice by Edna St. Vincent Millay
-- narrated by
Basil Rathbone, with Blanche Yurka and Czech and Slovak chorus (3 records, 78 rpm, Columbia Masterworks M-536).
This is a
poem written as a commemorative of the town of Lidice that was picked
to be annihilated by the Nazis during World War II, as revenge for the
assassination of Reinhard Heydrich, known as the Hangman.
The Night Before Christmas & Little Jesus - narrated
by Basil Rathbone (1 record, 78 rpm, Columbia Masterworks 7407-M, 1939)
Click on the sound
button to hear Rathbone recite "The Night Before Christmas" (1.40 MB)
||Oliver Twist and Fagin
- Basil Rathbone as Fagin and
narrator (3 records, 78 rpm, Columbia Masterworks MM700, recorded in 1947)
Oliver Twist, narrated by Basil Rathbone, and The Three Musketeers, narrated by Errol Flynn - Columbia CL674, 33.3 rpm
Click on the links below to hear short sound clips from
|Panorama Colorslide Tour of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Book with slides, and record narrated by Basil
Rathbone. Part of the "Guided Tours of the World's Greatest Museums" series from
Columbia Record Club, 1961.
|Panorama Colorslide Tour of the Accademia Gallery, Venice.
Book with slides, and record narrated by Basil Rathbone. Part of the "Guided Tours of
the World's Greatest Museums" series from Columbia Record Club, 1961.
|Peter and the Wolf with Basil Rathbone as narrator, and
Leopold Stokowski conducting the All-American Orchestra - Columbia Masterworks
record set, 78 rpm
Click on the links below (with the speaker
image) to hear short sound clips from Peter and the Wolf.
Rathbone with Pierre Monteux, conductor
Peter and the Wolf with Basil
Rathbone (as narrator) and Leopold Stokowski (as conductor) and Treasure
Island with Basil Rathbone (as narrator and John Silver) and supporting cast -
Columbia ML-4038, and Columbia P 14204, 33.3 rpm
Peter and the Wolf (Basil Rathbone), Tubby the Tuba
(Victor Jory), & Pan the Piper (Ted Tiller) - Columbia CL671
Robin Hood - Basil Rathbone as Robin Hood (4 records, 78
rpm, Columbia Masterworks MM583), recorded in 1945, dramatic adaptation by
Ralph Rose, with Raymond Lawrence
(Sheriff of Nottingham), Jay Novello (Will Stutley), Ramsey Hill (Friar
Tuck, King Richard), Tom Collins (Alan-a-Dale), John Goldsworthy (Much), Marvin Miller
(Little John), Jack Edwards Jr. (Young Gilbert), and Joy Harrington (Maid
Robin Hood - Basil Rathbone
as Robin Hood (1 record, 33.3 rpm, Columbia ML 2063), recorded in 1949
Click on the links below (with the speaker
image) to hear sound clips from Robin Hood.
Robin Hood and The Three Musketeers (Great Adventure Stories For Children). Side 1
has the story of Robin Hood, with Basil Rathbone as Robin. Side 2 has the story of The
Three Musketeers, with Errol Flynn as D'Artagnon. Columbia "HARMONY" LP HL-
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