Spoken Arts

Spoken Arts

Profile:
One of the first companies to record the spoken word, founded in 1956 by Dr. Luce and Arthur Klein. Its self-declared mission was to "encourage a revival and reevaluation of the importance of the spoken word".

It became well known for its recordings of 20th century authors and poets reading their own works, including such notables as Arthur Miller, Dorothy Parker, William Butler Yeats, Pablo Neruda, Gertrude Stein, W. H. Auden, Anaïs Nin and many others.

On July 5th, 2001, Yale University and the Klein Family signed an agreement to incorporate the Klein Archive into the University’s Historical Sound Recordings (HSR) Collection.
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Contact Info:
Spoken Arts, Inc.
95 Valley Road
New Rochelle, New York 10801
mark.bailey@yale.edu
Sites:
[l74847]

Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
205 Chinese Folk And Art Songs  album cover Wonona W. Chang Chinese Folk And Art Songs(LP) Spoken Arts 205 US 1962 Sell This Version
208 (Vol. II) Complete Keyboard Works  album cover Henry Purcell Complete Keyboard Works(LP) Spoken Arts 208 (Vol. II) US 1962 Sell This Version
209 Sonatas Of III Parts (1683) (Sonatas 1-6)  album cover Henry Purcell, The Jacobean Ensemble Directed By Thurston Dart Henry Purcell, The Jacobean Ensemble Directed By Thurston Dart - Sonatas Of III Parts (1683) (Sonatas 1-6)(LP) Spoken Arts, Spoken Arts 209 US Unknown Sell This Version
210 (Vol. II) Sonatas Of III Parts (1683) (Sonatas 7-12)  album cover Henry Purcell, The Jacobean Ensemble Directed By Thurston Dart Henry Purcell, The Jacobean Ensemble Directed By Thurston Dart - Sonatas Of III Parts (1683) (Sonatas 7-12)(LP, Mono, RE) Spoken Arts, Spoken Arts 210 (Vol. II) US 1962 Sell This Version
305 Inaugural Address  album cover John Fitzgerald Kennedy* Inaugural Address(7", EP) Spoken Arts 305 US Unknown Sell This Version
701 The Golden Treasury Of German Verse (XIIIth To XXth Centuries)  album cover Henry Schnitzler The Golden Treasury Of German Verse (XIIIth To XXth Centuries)(LP, Album) Spoken Arts 701 US Unknown Sell This Version
702 The Uses Of History  album cover Preston Slosson The Uses Of History (Album) 702 US 1956 Sell This Version
703 The Nature Of Poetry  album cover Frank C. Baxter The Nature Of Poetry 703 US Unknown Sell This Version
704 Arthur Miller Reading From His Plays 'The Crucible' and 'Death of a Salesman'  album cover Arthur Miller Arthur Miller Reading From His Plays 'The Crucible' and 'Death of a Salesman' (Album) 704 US 1956 Sell This Version
705 An Informal Hour With S.J. Perelman  album cover S. J. Perelman* An Informal Hour With S.J. Perelman (Album) 705 US 1956 Sell This Version
706 Padraic Colum The Golden Treasury Of Irish Verse(12", Shape, Hi-) Spoken Arts 706 US 1956 Sell This Version
707 Irish Ballads, Folk Songs And Lyrics  album cover Siobhan McKenna Irish Ballads, Folk Songs And Lyrics 707 US Unknown Sell This Version
707  Irish Ballads Folk Songs And Lyrics Read By Siobhan McKenna  album cover Siobhan McKenna Irish Ballads Folk Songs And Lyrics Read By Siobhan McKenna(LP, Album, Mono) Spoken Arts 707 US 1956 Sell This Version
710 The Golden Treasury Of John Betjaman   album cover John Betjeman The Golden Treasury Of John Betjaman 710 US 1956 Sell This Version
711 The Golden Treasury Of French Verse  album cover Jean Vilar The Golden Treasury Of French Verse 711 US Unknown Sell This Version
716 Delight: An Informal Hour With J. B. Priestley  album cover J. B. Priestley Delight: An Informal Hour With J. B. Priestley(LP, Mono) Spoken Arts 716 US 1956 Sell This Version
717 Marc Blitzstein Presents " The Cradle Will Rock", "No For An Answer, "Regina"  album cover Marc Blitzstein Marc Blitzstein Presents " The Cradle Will Rock", "No For An Answer, "Regina"(LP) Spoken Arts 717 US 1956 Sell This Version
719 "In Abraham's Bosom" "Roll Sweet Chariot"  album cover Paul Green (3) "In Abraham's Bosom" "Roll Sweet Chariot"(LP, Album, Mono) Spoken Arts 719 US 1956 Sell This Version
720 Siobahn Mckenna Reads Irish Fairy Tales  album cover Siobhan McKenna Siobahn Mckenna Reads Irish Fairy Tales(LP, Album) Spoken Arts 720 US 1956 Sell This Version
721 An Informal Hour With Erskine Caldwell  album cover Erskine Caldwell An Informal Hour With Erskine Caldwell(LP, Mono) Spoken Arts 721 US 1960 Sell This Version
722 An Informal Hour with J. Frank Dobie  album cover J. Frank Dobie An Informal Hour with J. Frank Dobie(LP, Mono) Spoken Arts 722 US 1956 Sell This Version
724 Frank Pettingell Presents Oscar Wilde  album cover Oscar Wilde Frank Pettingell Presents Oscar Wilde(LP) Spoken Arts 724 US 1956 Sell This Version
726 An Informal Hour With Dorothy Parker   album cover Dorothy Parker An Informal Hour With Dorothy Parker (LP) Spoken Arts 726 US 1956 Sell This Version
729  Shakespeare's Sonnets/ Elizabethan Lyrics  album cover Anthony Quayle Shakespeare's Sonnets/ Elizabethan Lyrics(LP, Album) Spoken Arts 729 US Unknown Sell This Version
732 Piccoli  - A Fairy Tale By Philippe Halsman  album cover Siobhan McKenna, Philippe Halsman Siobhan McKenna, Philippe Halsman - Piccoli - A Fairy Tale By Philippe Halsman(LP, Album) Spoken Arts 732 US Unknown Sell This Version
733 The Georgics Of Virgil Translated And Read By C. Day Lewis  album cover Virgil (3) The Georgics Of Virgil Translated And Read By C. Day Lewis (Album) 733 US 1956 Sell This Version
734 The Waste Land And Other Poems  album cover T. S. Eliot The Waste Land And Other Poems(LP, Album) Spoken Arts 734 Unknown Sell This Version
734 The Waste Land And Other Poems By T. S. Eliot  album cover T. S. Eliot The Waste Land And Other Poems By T. S. Eliot(LP) Spoken Arts 734 US 1956 Sell This Version
735 The Size And Nature Of The Universe / The Theory Of Relativity  album cover Dr. Edward Teller The Size And Nature Of The Universe / The Theory Of Relativity 735 US 1957 Sell This Version
741 Dickens Duets  album cover Frank Pettingell Dickens Duets(LP, Album) Spoken Arts 741 US Unknown Sell This Version
742 The Midnight Court  album cover Brian Merriman (2), Frank O'Connor, Siobhan McKenna Brian Merriman (2), Frank O'Connor, Siobhan McKenna - The Midnight Court(LP, Mono) Spoken Arts 742 US 1958 Sell This Version
743 Riders To The Sea / In The Shadow Of The Glen  album cover John Millington Synge Riders To The Sea / In The Shadow Of The Glen(LP, Album) Spoken Arts 743 US Unknown Sell This Version
744 The Poems Of James Stephens Read By The Author  album cover James Stephens (2) The Poems Of James Stephens Read By The Author(LP) Spoken Arts 744 US 1962 Sell This Version
745 Gaelic Songs And Legends  album cover Ann Moray Gaelic Songs And Legends(LP, Album) Spoken Arts 745 US Unknown Sell This Version
746 Lenore G. Marshall The Poems Of Lenore G. Marshall(LP) Spoken Arts 746 US Unknown Sell This Version
748 Raggle-Taggle Gypsy Tales  album cover Walter Starkie Raggle-Taggle Gypsy Tales (Album) 748 US 1959 Sell This Version
749 Ireland Free - Michael MacLiammoir In Revolutionary Speeches And Poems Of Ireland  album cover Michael MacLiammoir Ireland Free - Michael MacLiammoir In Revolutionary Speeches And Poems Of Ireland(LP) Spoken Arts 749 US Unknown Sell This Version
750 The World Of Science And The Nature And Structure Of Matter  album cover Dr. P. Kusch* The World Of Science And The Nature And Structure Of Matter(LP) Spoken Arts 750 US 1959 Sell This Version
751 Poems And Memories  album cover Lennox Robinson Presents William Butler Yeats Lennox Robinson Presents William Butler Yeats - Poems And Memories (Album) 751 US 1959 Sell This Version
752 Lennox Robinson Presents William Butler Yeats Plays And Memories  album cover William Butler Yeats Lennox Robinson Presents William Butler Yeats Plays And Memories(LP, Album) Spoken Arts 752 US Unknown Sell This Version
753 The Poems Of William Butler Yeats  album cover William Butler Yeats The Poems Of William Butler Yeats(LP, Album) Spoken Arts 753 US 1959 Sell This Version
754 The Love Songs Of Robert Burns  album cover Ann Moray, Robert Burns (4) Ann Moray, Robert Burns (4) - The Love Songs Of Robert Burns(LP, Mono) Spoken Arts 754 US 1959 Sell This Version
755 The Story Of Ossian  album cover John Masefield, O.M.* The Story Of Ossian(LP, RE) Spoken Arts 755 US Unknown Sell This Version
756 The Poems Of Boris Pasternak  album cover Tatiana Pobers The Poems Of Boris Pasternak(LP) Spoken Arts 756 US Unknown Sell This Version
757 Reads From The Psalms Ecclesiastes In English And Hebrew  album cover Honorable Abba Eban Reads From The Psalms Ecclesiastes In English And Hebrew 757 US Unknown Sell This Version
758 Reads Old Possum's Book Of Impractical Cats  album cover T. S. Eliot Reads Old Possum's Book Of Impractical Cats(LP, Album) Spoken Arts 758 US Unknown Sell This Version
759 Norman Thomas Reminisces  album cover Norman Thomas (7) Norman Thomas Reminisces (Album) 759 US Unknown Sell This Version
760 Irish Folksongs And Ballads  album cover Brendan Behan Irish Folksongs And Ballads(LP, Album, Mono) Spoken Arts 760 US Unknown Sell This Version
761 Emily Dickinson - Nancy Wickwire Emily Dickinson - Nancy Wickwire - The Poems Of Emily Dickinson (Album) 761 US Unknown Sell This Version
763 Invitation To Art  album cover Brian O'Doherty (7) Invitation To Art(LP, Album) Spoken Arts 763 US Unknown Sell This Version
765 Four Quartets  album cover T. S. Eliot Four Quartets(LP, Album) Spoken Arts 765 US Unknown Sell This Version
766 Scenes From Shakespeare  album cover Anew McMaster And His Shakespearean Company Scenes From Shakespeare(LP) Spoken Arts, Spoken Arts 766 US 1960 Sell This Version
769 Stories From An Irish Fireside  album cover Éamon Kelly* Stories From An Irish Fireside(LP) Spoken Arts, Spoken Arts 769 US 1980 Sell This Version
770 Portrait Of Adlai Stevenson  album cover Adlai Stevenson Portrait Of Adlai Stevenson(LP, Mono) Spoken Arts 770 US Unknown Sell This Version
773 Invitation To Hebrew  album cover Dr. Mordecai Kamrat Invitation To Hebrew(2xLP, Album, Gat) Spoken Arts, Spoken Arts 773 US 1960 Sell This Version
775 The Conquest Of Space  album cover William L. Laurence The Conquest Of Space(LP) Spoken Arts 775 US Unknown Sell This Version
776 The Psalms  album cover Morris Carnovsky, Arthur Luce Klein Morris Carnovsky, Arthur Luce Klein - The Psalms(LP, Mono) Spoken Arts 776 US 1960 Sell This Version
778 Mark Twain Read By Hiram Sherman  album cover Hiram Sherman Mark Twain Read By Hiram Sherman(LP, Mono) Spoken Arts 778 US Unknown Sell This Version
779 The Art Of Ruth Draper - Vol. I  album cover Ruth Draper The Art Of Ruth Draper - Vol. I(LP) Spoken Arts 779 US Unknown Sell This Version
781 Hamlet  album cover Shakespeare* : Hilton Edwards & Michael MacLiammoir, Dublin Gate Theatre Production Shakespeare* : Hilton Edwards & Michael MacLiammoir, Dublin Gate Theatre Production - Hamlet(LP) Spoken Arts, Spoken Arts 781 US 1960 Sell This Version
782 Macbeth  album cover Shakespeare* : Hilton Edwards, Michael MacLiammoir, Dublin Gate Theatre Production Shakespeare* : Hilton Edwards, Michael MacLiammoir, Dublin Gate Theatre Production - Macbeth(LP) Spoken Arts, Spoken Arts 782 US Unknown Sell This Version
786 Georges Courteline, Emile De Hervin, Catherine Clouzot Georges Courteline, Emile De Hervin, Catherine Clouzot - La Paix Chez Soi / La Peur Des Coups(LP, Album) Spoken Arts, Spoken Arts 786 US Unknown Sell This Version
787 Contes Des Fees  album cover Madame Marcel Weill Contes Des Fees(LP) Spoken Arts 787 US Unknown Sell This Version
790 The Rime Of The Ancient Mariner  album cover Samuel Taylor Coleridge Read By Richard Burton (2) With John Neville And Robert Hardy (2) Samuel Taylor Coleridge Read By Richard Burton (2) With John Neville And Robert Hardy (2) - The Rime Of The Ancient Mariner(LP, Mono) Spoken Arts 790 US Unknown Sell This Version
793 Jean Marchat, Mireille Perry, Pierre LeComte, Molière Jean Marchat, Mireille Perry, Pierre LeComte, Molière - Le Tartuffe & Les Femmes Savants - Comedies Par Moliere(LP, Album) Spoken Arts 793 US Unknown Sell This Version
794 Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme & Le Malade Imaginaire  album cover Lucien Baroux, Raymond Souplex Lucien Baroux, Raymond Souplex - Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme & Le Malade Imaginaire(LP) Spoken Arts 794 US Unknown Sell This Version
795 The Golden Treasury Of French Prose Volume 1   album cover Georges Riquier, Lucienne Le Marchand Georges Riquier, Lucienne Le Marchand - The Golden Treasury Of French Prose Volume 1 (LP) Spoken Arts, Spoken Arts 795 US 1962 Sell This Version
798 The Art Of Ruth Draper Vol. II (A Church In Italy / An English House Party)  album cover Ruth Draper The Art Of Ruth Draper Vol. II (A Church In Italy / An English House Party)(LP) Spoken Arts 798 US 1962 Sell This Version
799 The Art Of Ruth Draper Vol. III  album cover Ruth Draper The Art Of Ruth Draper Vol. III(LP) Spoken Arts 799 US 1962 Sell This Version
800 The Art Of Ruth Draper Vol. IV (Three Women And Mr. Clifford)  album cover Ruth Draper The Art Of Ruth Draper Vol. IV (Three Women And Mr. Clifford)(LP) Spoken Arts 800 US 1962 Sell This Version
802 Dictees Francaises, Echos De France: Paris  album cover Jean-Gabriel Gaussens Dictees Francaises, Echos De France: Paris(LP, Album) Spoken Arts 802 US Unknown Sell This Version
804 Stephen Spender The Poems Of Stephen Spender(LP, Album) Spoken Arts 804 US Unknown Sell This Version
805 The Art Of Ruth Draper Vol. V  album cover Ruth Draper The Art Of Ruth Draper Vol. V(LP) Spoken Arts 805 US Unknown Sell This Version
806 Lincoln's Speeches And Letters read by Roy P. Basler with Carl Sandburg reading at Joint Session of Congress February 12, 1959  album cover Lincoln* read by Roy P. Basler with Carl Sandburg Lincoln* read by Roy P. Basler with Carl Sandburg - Lincoln's Speeches And Letters read by Roy P. Basler with Carl Sandburg reading at Joint Session of Congress February 12, 1959(2xLP, Gat) Spoken Arts, Spoken Arts 806 US 1959 Sell This Version
809 Julius Caesar  album cover Shakespeare* : Hilton Edwards & Michael MacLiammoir, Dublin Gate Theatre Production Shakespeare* : Hilton Edwards & Michael MacLiammoir, Dublin Gate Theatre Production - Julius Caesar(LP) Spoken Arts, Spoken Arts 809 US Unknown Sell This Version
810 The Merchant Of Venice  album cover Shakespeare* : Hilton Edwards & Micheál Mac Liammóir, Dublin Gate Theatre Production Shakespeare* : Hilton Edwards & Micheál Mac Liammóir, Dublin Gate Theatre Production - The Merchant Of Venice(LP, Album) Spoken Arts, Spoken Arts 810 US Unknown Sell This Version
811 The Golden Treasury Of German Prose  album cover Vilma Degischer, Henry Schnitzler Vilma Degischer, Henry Schnitzler - The Golden Treasury Of German Prose (Album) 811 US Unknown Sell This Version
813 The Loves Of Charles II  album cover Cornelia Otis Skinner The Loves Of Charles II(LP, Album, Mono) Spoken Arts, Spoken Arts 813 US 1962 Sell This Version
829 The Golden Treasury Of Spanish Verse  album cover Ricardo Florit The Golden Treasury Of Spanish Verse(LP, Album) Spoken Arts, Spoken Arts 829 US Unknown Sell This Version
833 The Iliad And The Odyssey Of Homer  album cover Ennis Rees The Iliad And The Odyssey Of Homer(LP, Mono) Spoken Arts, Spoken Arts 833 US 1960 Sell This Version
834 "Books And The Bad Life"  album cover Kenneth Allan Robinson "Books And The Bad Life"(LP) Spoken Arts 834 US 1962 Sell This Version
838 French Songs for Children  album cover Catherine Clouzot French Songs for Children(LP, Album) Spoken Arts 838 US 1962 Sell This Version
850 Moby Dick  album cover Herman Melville Moby Dick(LP) Spoken Arts 850 US Unknown Sell This Version
851 Mañana De Sol  album cover Joaquín Álvarez Quintero, Serafín Álvarez Quintero Joaquín Álvarez Quintero, Serafín Álvarez Quintero - Mañana De Sol(LP) Spoken Arts 851 US 1963 Sell This Version
854 Finnegans Wake  album cover James Joyce read by Patrick Bedford directed by Hilton Edwards James Joyce read by Patrick Bedford directed by Hilton Edwards - Finnegans Wake(LP) Spoken Arts, Spoken Arts, The McGraw Hill Record Library 854 US 1963 Sell This Version
859 Spoken Arts Treasury Of John Donne Read By Robert Speaight  album cover Robert Speaight Spoken Arts Treasury Of John Donne Read By Robert Speaight(LP, Album) Spoken Arts 859 US Unknown Sell This Version
861 Treasury Of Robert Browning Read By Robert Speaight  album cover Robert Speaight Treasury Of Robert Browning Read By Robert Speaight(LP) Spoken Arts, Spoken Arts 861 US Unknown Sell This Version
865 Spanish Songs For Children  album cover Eva Llorens, Alberto Castilla (2) Eva Llorens, Alberto Castilla (2) - Spanish Songs For Children(LP) Spoken Arts 865 Unknown Sell This Version
870 Bertolt Brecht´s A ¨Man´s¨ A Man (Adapted By Eric Bentley)  album cover Eric Bentley Bertolt Brecht´s A ¨Man´s¨ A Man (Adapted By Eric Bentley)(LP) Spoken Arts, Spoken Arts 870 US Unknown Sell This Version
879 Dictees Francaises, Dictees Elementaires  album cover Jean-Gabriel Gaussens Dictees Francaises, Dictees Elementaires(LP) Spoken Arts 879 US Unknown Sell This Version
887 Twelfth Night  album cover Shakespeare* : Folio Theatre Players Production*, Christopher Casson & William Styles Shakespeare* : Folio Theatre Players Production*, Christopher Casson & William Styles - Twelfth Night(LP) Spoken Arts, Spoken Arts 887 US Unknown Sell This Version
889 Cymbeline  album cover Shakespeare* : The Folio Theatre Players Production*, Christopher Casson And William Styles Shakespeare* : The Folio Theatre Players Production*, Christopher Casson And William Styles - Cymbeline(LP) Spoken Arts, Spoken Arts 889 US Unknown Sell This Version
894 The Winter's Tale  album cover Shakespeare* : Folio Theatre Players Production*, Christopher Casson & William Styles Shakespeare* : Folio Theatre Players Production*, Christopher Casson & William Styles - The Winter's Tale(LP) Spoken Arts, Spoken Arts 894 US Unknown Sell This Version
904 Volume I Robert Louis Stevenson, Nancy Wickwire, Basil Langton Robert Louis Stevenson, Nancy Wickwire, Basil Langton - A Child's Garden Of Verses(12", Album) Spoken Arts 904 Volume I Unknown Sell This Version
905 Robert Louis Stevenson, Nancy Wickwire, Basil Langton Robert Louis Stevenson, Nancy Wickwire, Basil Langton - A Child's Garden Of Verses (Volume II)(12", Album, Mono) Spoken Arts 905 Unknown Sell This Version
908 Spoken Arts Treasury Of George Gordon, Lord Byron Read By Peter Orr  album cover George Gordon Byron Spoken Arts Treasury Of George Gordon, Lord Byron Read By Peter Orr(LP) Spoken Arts, Spoken Arts 908 UK 1966 Sell This Version
909 Vol. II Georges Riquier Fables de la Fontaine(LP) Spoken Arts 909 Vol. II US Unknown Sell This Version
910 The Rime Of The Ancient Mariner And Other Poems By Samuel Taylor Coleridge  album cover Samuel Taylor Coleridge The Rime Of The Ancient Mariner And Other Poems By Samuel Taylor Coleridge(LP) Spoken Arts, Spoken Arts 910 US Unknown Sell This Version
913 Treasury Of Modern Spanish Verse, Volume II  album cover Various Treasury Of Modern Spanish Verse, Volume II(LP) Spoken Arts, Spoken Arts 913 US 1962 Sell This Version
921 Contes Choisies de Guy de Maupassant Volume 1  album cover Georges Riquier Contes Choisies de Guy de Maupassant Volume 1(LP) Spoken Arts 921 US 1965 Sell This Version

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FunkyBeak

FunkyBeak

April 23, 2018
edited about 1 year ago
"One of the first companies to record the spoken word, founded in 1956"

...so in the 29 years between when Edison recorded the actual first spoken word in 1927, and when this label was founded, almost no one else attempted this?!