The Burial of the Dead

Usually the phrase “symphonic poem” is a bit of a metaphor. Here, every note matches a syllable from T.S. Eliot‘s The Waste Land, of which “The Burial of the Dead” is the first section. Try listening as you read the poem – you can hear every word.

This recording was made by the Peabody Symphony Orchestra:

And this recording of the chamber orchestra version was made by The Sound Ensemble:

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