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View from Isla Negra, Pablo Neruda home in Chile
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Pablo Neruda Returns from the World Beyond

“We all take our turn in the más allá – the world beyond this physical one,” writes Timothy Brennan, a renowned cultural critic. “But before Pablo Neruda’s remarkable poetic swansong – Piedras del cielo (Stones of the Sky) – impending death never seemed so colorful or sensuous. This slim book of thirty poems is an ode to rocks, taking us through ‘earthly stones’ to celestial orbs by way of quartz, turquoise, agate, topaz, basalt, and amethyst.” Centaur Records, one of the oldest and largest independent classical labels in the U.S., has just released a song cycle by Marco Katz based on this volume.

Music by Marco Katz - Poetry by Pablo Neruda
Naomi Katz Cohen, singer
Bob Rodriguez, pianist
Produced by Ryan Streber & M. Elizabeth Boone


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Isla Negra, Neruda's home

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