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Happy Prince

Written by Oscar Wilde

Narrated by Ege Maltepe

Music by  Felix Mendelssohn


We hope listeners of all ages will enjoy Oscar Wilde’s philosophical story narrated by Ege Maltepe woven with beautiful music by Felix Mendelssohn.

Music: Mendelssohn, Felix - Op.30, No.6 “Gondola Song”

Pianist: Emir Gamsız

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“When I was alive and had a human heart, I did not know what tears were, for I lived in the Palace of Sans-Souci where sorrow is not allowed to enter. In the daytime I played with my companions in the garden, and in the evening I led the dance in the Great Hall. Round the garden ran a very lofty wall, but I never cared to ask what lay beyond it, everything about me was so beautiful. My courtiers called me the Happy Prince, and happy indeed I was, if pleasure be happiness. So I lived, and so I died. And now that I am dead they have set me up here so high that I can see all the ugliness and all the misery of my city, and though my heart is made of lead yet I cannot choose but weep.“