Sunday, January 11, 2009

Victor Borge Presents His Own Enchanting Version of Hans Christian Andersen

This was a special request that I was happy to fill. It has stories by Hans Christian Andersen told by another of Denmark's famous natives, pianist/comedian Victor Borge. This is interesting because, interspersed with Andersen's tales, Borge talks about his childhood and how much these famous stories meant to him, even to the point of reading while he was practicing scales on the piano. Now he pretty much tells the stories as is, playing classical music underneath and only throwing in humor when it is appropriate.

This album was put out in 1966 by Eastern Air Lines, so I'm thinking it was possibly a reissue of an album later used as a premium or giveaway. Whatever it was, it's a wonderful set of stories told and accompanied by Borge. Enjoy!

Here's the track list:
  1. Introduction and My Favorite Song
  2. The Tinder Box
  3. The Ugly Duckling
  4. The Emperor's New Clothes
  5. The Princess and the Pea
  6. Papa's Always Right
  7. The Little Match Girl
  8. It's Perfectly True
Click here to download!

1 comment:

Lisa said...


We had this album when I was a kid, and I've always regretted that I got rid of it with the rest of my vinyl about 20 years ago.

Does it make me a total sap that I'm getting teary, listening to this?