See this on You-Tube as well (Stein reading her own verse):
and other You-Tube items relating to her. Her work is obviously a lot more
about the sound of the verses than any meaning, so it is great to hear how
she read her own works.
On Thu, Jul 31, 2014 at 11:59 AM, Thomas Stern <[log in to unmask]>
> SA 1040
> The Spoken Arts: Treasury Of 100 Modern American Poets
> Vol. I
> Produced by Arthur Luce Klein
> Edited by Paul Kresh
> Reading Their Poems:
> Edgar Lee Masters
> James Weldon Johnson
> Gertrude Stein - ?????????????????????
> Robert Frost
> Carl Sandberg
> In Their Own Voices: A Century of Recorded Poetry
> Release Date: Sep 17, 1996 Format: CD
> Record Label: Rhino Number of Discs: 4 Discs
> UPC: 081227240820
> DISC 1:
> 7. If I Told Him: A Completed Portrait of Picasso - Gertrude Stein
> Poetry On Record: 98 Poets Read Their Work (1888-2006),
> Release Date: Apr 30, 2006
> Format: CD Record Label: Shout! Factory
> Number of Discs: 4 UPC: 826663100297
> 10. If I Told Him: A Completed Portrait of Picasso - Gertrude Stein
> from an eBay listing - I assume these are part of the recordings issued by
> GERTRUDE STEIN: A VALENTINE TO SHERWOOD ANDERSON/SELECTIONS FROM MADAME
> RECAMIER AN OPERA.
> ERPI PICTURE CONSULTANTS/NATIONAL COUNCIL OF TEACHERS OF ENGLISH
> CONTEMPORARY POETS 3/4. 12" 78rpm
> The DORIAN Lp was reviewed in the NY Times December 9, 1951
> Gertrude Stein Read by Gertrude Stein - this is the burden of a twelve-inch
> disk issued by DORIAN RECORDS DR 331. She made these recordings on
> shellac in a limited
> edition in 1935 during her last trip to America, and they are now reissued
> on a long-playing record.
> If you have strong feelings about Miss Stein and her works,
> pro or con, you should find these readings of interest. It is amusing
> to hear her negotiate such subjects as THE MAKING OF AMERICANS, A
> VALENTINE TO SHERWOOD ANDERSON, IF I TOLD HIM ( A Completed Portrait of
> Matisse and Madame Recamier (An Opera).
> To a Stein devotee it may all seem clear and logical. To the irreverent
> some of it may be hard going. I confess I got lost following
> her most intricately simple phrases. There are places where
> she herself stumbles over some of her tongue twisters. And there
> are some passages where you think the needle is stuck in the same
> groove. Her voice and reading style are disarming.
> -----Original Message-----
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> [log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Michael Quinn
> Sent: Thursday, July 31, 2014 12:47 AM
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Recordings of Gertrude Stein
> Hi Richard,
> A 3 minute 24 second extract of the 12th November 1934 broadcast appears
> as track 1 on disc 1 of the British Library 3 CD compilation of "The Spoken
> Word - American Writers"
> Catalogue No. NSACD 50-52 issued 2008.
> Best Wishes
> Mike Quinn
> On Thu, Jul 31, 2014 at 12:54 PM, Richard Markowitz <
> [log in to unmask]> wrote:
> > I am trying to determine the availability (and existence in the second
> > case) of two interviews with Gertrude Stein.
> > She was "interviewed" in 1934 by NBC reporter William Lundell.
> > Apparently the written questions were submitted to her, and she wrote
> > responses. They both, then, read the text over the air, on WJZ,
> > November 12, 1934. A transcript of the broadcast appeared in *Paris
> > Review*, No. 116, Fall 1990. The sound of a small fragment has been
> > posted online. The complete recording is part of the Brander Matthews
> > Dramatic Museum Collection, originally at Columbia University, now
> > housed at the Library of Congress.
> > After the liberation of Paris in 1945, Stein was interviewed by the
> > American reporter Eric Sevareid. He discusses and quotes from the
> > interview in his 1946 autobiography *Not so Wild a Dream*. I am
> > trying to determine if the sound of this interview has been preserved.
> > As far as I can tell, neither of these recordings has been
> > commercially issued. I am seeking copies of both of them. I would be
> > interested to learn of any other recordings of Gertrude Stein in
> > The only other recordings of her voice known to me are those made
> > around
> > 1934 at Columbia University, which were first issued as a Dorian LP in
> > 1951, and reissued by Caedmon in 1956. I would be grateful to learn
> > of any others.
> > Richard Markowitz