Children's Classics

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  • Release Date: 9/9/2003
  • Label: Deutsche Grammophon
  • UPC: 028947469124
  • Catalog Number: 000100002


Disc 1
  1. 1–10 Peter and the Wolf, children's tale for narrator & orchestra, Op. 67 - Sergey Prokofiev & Sting (26:06)
    Composed bySergey Prokofiev
    Conducted byClaudio Abbado
    Performed bySting, Claudio Abbado, Chamber Orchestra of Europe
    1. 1Let me tell you a story...
    2. 2Early one morning Peter opened the gate... (Andantino)
    3. 3On a branch of a big tree sat a little bird, Peter's friend. (Allegro - Andantino, come prima)
    4. 4Just then a duck came waddling round. (L'istesso tempo)
    5. 5Suddenly something caught Peter's attention: he noticed a cat... (Moderato - Allegro, ma non troppo
    6. 6Grandfather came out (Poco più andante - Andantino, come prima - Andante)
    7. 7No sooner had Peter gone, than a big gray wolf came out of the forest. (Andante molto - Nervoso - A
    8. 8Peter, in the meantime, stood behind the closed gate. (Andante, come prima - Vivo - Andante molto -
    9. 9Meanwhile, Peter made a lasso with his rope, carefully letting it down... (Poco meno mosso - Modera
    10. 10Just then... out of the woods came the hunters. (Allegro moderato - Andante - Moderato - Poco più m
  2. 11–24 Carnival of the Animals, zoological fantasy for 2 pianos & ensemble, complete - Camille Saint-Saëns & Penny Bennett (25:27)
    Composed byCamille Saint-Saëns
    Conducted byKarl Bohm
    Performed byKarl Bohm, Orchestre National de France, Hermione Gingold
    1. 11 Introduction and Royal March of the Lion
    2. 12 Hens and Cocks
    3. 13 The Wild Jackass
    4. 14 Tortoises
    5. 15 Elephants
    6. 16 Kangaroos
    7. 17 The Aquarium
    8. 18 The Mules
    9. 19 The Cuckoo in the Woods
    10. 20 The Birds
    11. 21 The Pianists
    12. 22 The Fossils
    13. 23 The Swan
    14. 24 Grand Finale
  3. 25–41 Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra (Variations and Fugue on a Theme of Purcell), for speaker ad lib & orchestra, Op. 34 - Benjamin Britten & Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra (20:51)
    Composed byBenjamin Britten
    Conducted byLorin Maazel
    Performed byVienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Lorin Maazel, Lorin Maazel
    1. 25 Tuning up - These are sounds...
    2. 26 It all starts with an idea
    3. 27 All of them are now ready - Theme
    4. 28 It is time that each instrument speak for itself - Variation A
    5. 29 When two oboes discuss the Theme ... - Variation B
    6. 30 Clarinets are glib talkers and are very popular - Variation C
    7. 31 Easily recognized is the gossip of the bassoon - Variation D
    8. 32 Thirty of the sixty string players are violinists - Variation E
    9. 33 The alto voice of the viola is larger than the violin's - Variation F
    10. 34 The violoncello is larger still - Variation G
    11. 35 The double bass stands as high as a man - Variation H
    12. 36 Words plucked from any of the harp's 47 strings
    13. 37 The horn is a brass instrument - Variation J
    14. 38 These two trumpets challenge each other in a brilliant exchange - Variation K
    15. 39 The giants of the brass, the trombones and tuba - Variation L
    16. 40 The comment of the percussion is right to the point - Variation M
    17. 41 Everyone has had his say - Fugue
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