Editors’ Notes Stephen Fry’s compelling retellings of Greek myths are thrillingly enhanced by Debbie Wiseman’s ingenious score. Combining the sophistication of a symphonic poem with the emotional impact of a major Hollywood soundtrack, Wiseman paints colorful images of Ancient Greek gods complete with their jealousies, vengeances, and griefs. Each of Fry’s five narrations sparks a huge range of musical styles and emotions: Apollo and Marsyas fight their musical duel to the virtuosic tune of mandolin and flute, while soaring woodwind and sighing strings bring Persephone’s anguish to vivid life. Searing brass provides the dramatic tension as Sisyphus fruitlessly inches his boulder toward immortality. After each tale, listeners can hear a version of the music without Fry—a chance to savor Wiseman’s craft.

SONG
The Story Of Chaos
1
4:22
 
Tempest (The Music Of Chaos)
2
3:45
 
The Story Of Rhea
3
11:57
 
Hidden Danger (The Music Of Rhea)
4
3:24
 
The Story Of Persephone
5
13:31
 
Demeter (The Music Of Persephone)
6
2:09
 
The Story Of Apollo & Marsyas
7
12:23
 
Aegeon Sea (The Music Of Apollo & Marsyas)
8
2:44
 
The Story Of Sisyphus
9
14:08
 
Voyage Of Scyrus (The Music Of Sisyphus)
10
2:31