Film, Video The Butterfly Tree

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  • The Butterfly Tree


  • The Embassies of Spain and Belgium sponsored a poetry reading of "The Butterfly Tree" by the late Flemish poet laureate Anton van Wilderode (1918-1998). The event was introduced by Georgette Dorn, chief of the Hispanic Division and acting chief of the European Division. The book-length poem in honor of Holy Roman Emperor Charles's travel from the Low Countries (today's Belgium) to the Monastery of Yuste, Spain, was recently translated into four languages. Robert Aubrey Davis, National Public Radio, recited selections in English from "Butterfly Tree." Spanish selections were read by Miguel Angel Martin Ramos, Fundacion Yuste, Spain, and verses in the original Flemish were read by Beatrijs vam Craenenbroek, secretary general and founder of the International Circle of Friends of Anton van Wilderode. A musical program "Deux Mille Regretz" accompanied the poetry recital, with music by Roland Coyn and lyrics by Annton van Wilderode, performed by Echos under the direction of Gretchen Kuhrmann.

Event Date

  • September 14, 2006


  • -  This recording is not available.
  • -  Robert Aubrey Davis, a classical radio veteran and knowledgeable fan of choral music, is known for his nationally syndicated program, "Millennium in Music."

Running Time

  • 1 hours 9 minutes 5 seconds

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