Duino Elegies/The Sonnets to Orpheus
Robert HunterInitial release : 1993
Cassette only release of Robert Hunter reading his translations of the works of Rainer Maria Rilke accompanied by Tom Constanten. The translations were also published in book form.
Duino Elegies is a 110 minute cassette of Hunter reading from his translation of Rilke's Duino Elegies and Sonnets to Orpheus with Tom Constanten providing piano interludes. It was distributed with Hunter's printed translation of the work. The Duino Elegies recording may be the same as that releases in 1988.
In an interview in 1988 Hunter described one of the recording sessions for Duino Elegies;
Last night I went into the studio with Tom Constanten and did, by my own estimation, one hell of a reading of those elegies. Boy, they just roared out of me, and Tom was playing Brahms and Chopin and a little bit of Scriabin as background music for it.Related releases
This cassette was released in conjunction with the book;