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Walter Borden Reads Shakespeare's Sonnets to the Music of Fernando Sor
15th Anniversary re-issue

This CD, released in 1998, has been a well received Language Arts learning resource in Canada's educational system for almost eleven years. Walter Borden Reads the Sonnets by William Shakespeare is a most relaxing way to familiarize oneself with thirty of The Bard's sonnets and 14 of Fernando Sor's studies for classic guitar. Walter's calming bass/baritone voice and Paul Martell's beautiful playing will take you on a musical and spoken-word journey that is thoroughly enjoyable.

Walter Borden, an Order of Canada inductee and member of the Stratford Festival Theatre Company, is masterful at bringing a personal touch to Shakespeare's innermost thoughts while Paul Martell expertly navigates the Sor Studies. Together, they provide the listener with a unique and pleasurable listening experience.

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Walter Borden Reads Sonnets by William Shakespeare to the Music of Fernando Sor
(CD - 10280) - Thirty of Shakespeare's sonnets read by actor Walter Borden accompanied by the guitar music of Fernando Sor performed by Paul Martell.



Click for The Complete 154 Sonnets (pdf)

Product out of print.

Play sample of one complete mp3 track: "Weary With Toil/When In Disgrace"



Click for 30 sec. samples: 503k mp3 file     571k mp3 file
Click for biographical information on William Shakespeare (pdf) & Fernando Sor

Walter Borden Reads Shakespeare Sonnets

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