This two part (includes two discs) spoken-word CD of the “Little Mermaid” uses a new translation by Trond Woxen from the original Danish of H.C. Andersen’s classic tale. This is not the Disney version but the real story! It is a magical, timeless tale of true love, bravery, determination, selflessness, and transcendence which will delight both young and old. This dramatized version includes four powerful, but rarely heard, poems by H.C. Andersen set to music by the Norwegian composer Edvard Grieg. The narrative is also enhanced by the music of Danish composers. Listen to the CD at home, or in the car, and be entranced and entertained!
Trond Woxen is the Narrator of the CD. He is an actor (SAG, AFTRA, Equity), writer, and translator of Scandinavian languages. His new translation and dramatization of the “Little Mermaid” is based solely on H.C. Andersen’s original text.
Astrid Ogilvie is the Little Mermaid on the CD. She has a BA in Scandinavian Studies, and a PhD in Environmental Sciences, and is a Professor at the University of Colorado in Boulder. She has also studied speech and drama.
Tonny-Broe Parkin is the Grandmother in the story. She is a graduate of opera and drama at the Royal Danish Music Conservatory in Copenhagen. She sang for 6 years at the Århus opera in Denmark, as well as internationally, before moving to the US in 1984.
Cindy Nelson plays the Sea Witch in the story. Don’t be too scared! She is a multi-talented performer who sings, yodels and plays guitar. She also bewiches with her poetry at cowboy poetry events.
Kathleen Fagre plays piano on the CD. She is a lively performing songwriter, piano teacher and hammered dulcimerist, as well as a published composer of instrumental, choral and solo vocal music.
Fergus is recording engineer on this CD. He also features in a vocal role on other Longship CDs. As well as running Audio’s Amigos recording studio he is a performer, banjo player and radio personality.
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