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Saturday, May 28, 2016 Permalink

The Young Person's Connection

A scene from the Walt Disney production of "Peter and the Wolf"


Start with some great music, add some unforgettable human and animal characters, a symphony orchestra, three very unusual narrators, and let the fun begin.

In this hour, a program for the young—and the young at heart:  Saint-Saens’ Carnival of the Animals, with Noel Coward,  Britten’s Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra with Dame Edna Everage, and Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf, narrated by Boris Karloff.  

CD Title Group/Artist Catalog # UPC
Peter and the Wolf/Carnival of the Animals [for Carnival of the Animals and show-opening of Peter and the Wolf] Czechoslovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Ondrej Lenard Naxos 8.550335 730099533522
Archy and Mehitabel [for Carnival of the Animals] Noel Coward DRG 19064 021471906424
Peter and the Wolf, etc. [for Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra] Dame Edna Everage, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, John Lanchbery Naxos 8.554170 636943417027
Peter and the Wolf Boris Karloff, Vienna State Opera Orchestra, Mario Rossi Vanguard  Classics ATM CD 1803 499675180324

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