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 Maria Newman's Musical Stories: Volume 11 

Artist: Maria Newman, Randy Newman, George Thatcher

Release: 1992

Label: Raptoria Caam

Purchase: Amazon Music

Listen: Preview Available on All Music

Maria Newman's Musical Stories: Volume II couples classic fairytales by master storyteller Oscar Wilde with Newman's original score to create an album full of love, longing, and the bittersweet taste of childlike hope. 

The album features The Selfish Giant, for Narrator and Violin, based a short story of the same name by Oscar Wilde, from his 1888 short story collection, The Happy Prince & Other Tales. This story centers on a selfish, misanthropic Giant who builds a large wall around his beautiful garden, rather than share it with the children of the town. The seven movement piece features the narration of Oscar-winning composer, singer, and songwriter Randy Newman in collaboration with Maria Newman on the violin. 

Also featured on the album is The Nightingale and the Rose, for Narrator and Violin. This heartbreaking story, also from The Happy Prince & Other Tales, tells of a beautiful Nightingale and her quest to help a young Student woo his true love.  This eleven movement piece features narration by actor George Thatcher in collaboration with Ms. Newman on the violin. 

To read The Happy Prince & Other Tales, visit Project Gutenberg.

For more information on Randy Newman, visit www.randynewman.com

Works On This Album

The Selfish Giant
for Narration and Violin

The Garden

The Selfish Giant

The Spring

The Garden Wall

The Tiny Boy and the Tree

Old and Feeble

Wounds of Love

Maria Newman & Randy Newman

Maria Newman & Randy Newman 

Maria Newman & Randy Newman

Maria Newman & Randy Newman

Maria Newman & Randy Newman

Maria Newman & Randy Newman

Maria Newman &
Randy Newman

01:37

02:27

03:46

03:19

04:50

01:50

03:52

The Nightingale & The Rose
for Narration & Violin

Overture

The Nightingale & The Boy

The Mystery of Love

From Tree to Tree

Intermezzo

Song to the Oak Tree

The Birth of the Rose

A Delicate Shade of Pink

The Love that is Perfected by Death

One Last Burst of Music

Epilogue

Maria Newman & George Thatcher

Maria Newman & George Thatcher

Maria Newman & George Thatcher

Maria Newman & George Thatcher

Maria Newman & George Thatcher

Maria Newman & George Thatcher

Maria Newman & George Thatcher

Maria Newman & George Thatcher

Maria Newman & George Thatcher

Maria Newman & George Thatcher

Maria Newman & George Thatcher

01:29

04:53

03:46

04:47

02:09

04:00

02:37

01:32

02:22

03:26

02:48