Samuel Beckett (1906-1989)


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MacGowran Speaking Beckett (1966)

  1. From "Malonie Dies"
  2. From "Watt"
  3. From "An Abandoned Work"
  4. From "Embers"
  5. From "Molloy" (1)
  6. From "Molloy" (2)
  7. From "The Unnamable"
  8. From "Endgame" (1)
  9. From "Endgame" (2)
  10. Echo's Bones


    Flute – Edward Beckett
    Gong, Written-By – Samuel Beckett
    Harmonium – John Beckett
    Narrator – Jack MacGowran
    Recorded By – Malcolm Eade



    MacGowran in his time was the foremost interpreter of Beckett’s work, and the recording sessions were personally supervised by Beckett. Beckett’s nephews played programme music on organ and flute, and Beckett himself banged a gong. MacGowran’s voice is a beautiful instrument, and he plays perfectly on it the absurdly tragic humour of the author.

    The music played is Quartet in D minor by Schubert.

    Recorded under personal supervision of Samuel Beckett.



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