A treat for English-speakers, too,
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Rezension bezieht sich auf: Tonio Kröger (Audio CD)
If you speak English, who better to teach you German than one of the greatest writers in the language?
I am studying Germany and still have a long way to go, but I've greatly enjoyed listening to this recording with a copy of Mann's 'Tonio Kroger' in one hand and the English translation by David Luke in the other. The recording was made in 1955, and the sound quality is good for the period.
As with any work of literature, there's much to be learned by hearing this story read by the author. Mann's reading style - a little detached but attentive to the many nuances of the story - is well suited to this tale of a man who keeps life at arm's length until the events of a single evening make him realize what he's been missing.
This is a recording I will treasure, and I thank the NDR Kultur for making it available.