- Peter and the Wolf, children's tale for narrator & orchestra, Op. 67 - Sergey Prokofiev - Kent Nagano - Patrick Stewart - Lyon National Opera Orchestra
- La boîte à joujoux (The Toybox), ballet, L. 128 - Claude Debussy - Kent Nagano - Lyon National Opera Orchestra
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Peter and the Wolf Narrated by Patrick Stewart based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Patrick Stewart has a beautiful voice that really brings the story to life. Unfortunately, the volume of his narration is so quiet that you constantly have to turn the volume way up in order to hear him. This is a problem because the recorded music is at least 20X louder than him. So every time the music starts up, you quickly have to turn the volume back down because it's so loud it hurts sometimes! My hand was constantly on the volume control while I listened to this cd. I would never recommend playing this cd while driving because of that constant need to adjust the volume; it could be dangerous! It would probably also be annoying to try to listen to it over headphones. If instead, you plan on listening to this at home on a stereo system, the widely fluctuating volume might be more tolerable. It's a wonderful narration, they just didn't equal out the sound very well.
I should have paid attention to another review I read saying you spend the whole time turning the volume up and down---you do! I love Patrick Stewart's narration, the music is great, but I am not sure its worth the annoyance of constantly turning it up and down. I bought this because I have fond memories of listening to it during quiet time in fourth grade. We put our heads down and listened to it in segments over several days (seemed like weeks to me at the time!). The interesting story captured my imagination and gave this Iowa farm girl her first taste of orchestral music. My daughter is now an orchestra teacher and I bought it for her to share with her classes, but unfortunately its not the quality I'd hoped.
Patrick Stewart lends his marvelous voice to this superb recording of a great children's classic. A captivating story, beautifully orchestrated. My only complaint is that the narration is two quiet in comparison to the music. But my kids love it! Mr. Stewart should make more recordings - his voice conveys so much!
I have long enjoyed Peter and the Wolf and heard it performed on disc and live many times. I enjoy this version because Patrick Stewart's voice is perfect for the narration. The narrator can make or break this piece of music and Stewart adds just the right touch. There is some room at the end of the disc which has some pleasant music I was not familiar with previously. It's nice to have ones horizons enlarged, but Peter.... is definitely the main event!