Thanks to Claudio Soares for the link below. The recording is part of an album, "Lolita and Poems," that VN recorded at some point in the 60s or 70s. At the site, you can download all the tracks for free (or you can go to and buy a cassette tape for $80.00!). It's wonderful to hear VN read the Quilty murder scene, as well as a number of poems, including "Discovery" and "The Ballad of Longwood Glen." This is different than the NY Times recording of the 92nd Street Y reading (also a gem) where VN reads your favorite, Canto Two of Pale Fire.
The source may be this one:,+Chapter+35.

Best regards,
Claudio Soares

On Sun, Oct 18, 2009 at 11:29 PM, NABOKV-L <> wrote:
Does anyone know where this recording came from? It is VN, isn't it?
Matt Roth
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