Men have called me mad; but the question is not yet settled, whether madness is or is not the loftiest intelligence.
~Edgar Allan Poe
As we saw with the recent awarding of the Nobel Prize for Literature to Bob Dylan, music and poetry really do go together.* Today's theme is music inspired by the words of Edgar Allan Poe.
The Raven from NEVERMORE - The Imaginary Life and Mysterious Death of Edgar Allan Poe:
The Bells by Rachmaninov, performed by the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic:
Jura Margulis plays André Caplet - La Masque de la Mort Rouge (Mask of the Red Death), transcripted for solo piano :
But maybe you should hear Masque of the Red Death first:
If you want to see a complete list of EAPoe-inspired music, it's here. (I'll bet the list is longer than you expected!)
* Don't forget to enter the Orchestral Etsy giveaway!
Writing the World for Kids has the round-up. Thanks, Laura!