Prokofiev: Peter and the Wolf, etc.

Prokofiev: Peter and the Wolf, etc.

by Dame Edna Everage
     
 

There are two very good reasons to get this recording, even if you already have another version of Prokofiev's "Peter and the Wolf." Most importantly, this disc includes Francis Poulenc's enchanting "Story of Babar," a musical tale based on the famous series of picture books by Laurent de Brunhoff and narrated here by Barry Humphries.See more details below

Overview

There are two very good reasons to get this recording, even if you already have another version of Prokofiev's "Peter and the Wolf." Most importantly, this disc includes Francis Poulenc's enchanting "Story of Babar," a musical tale based on the famous series of picture books by Laurent de Brunhoff and narrated here by Barry Humphries. The other reason to get this disc is television star Dame Edna Everage, Mr. Humphries' matronly, but oh-so-glamorous female alter ego. While such high-spirited (and high-camp) hijinks may go right over most children's heads, it should make the listening experience more fun for their jaded parents. And the silliness is quite infectious, especially in these buoyant performances led by veteran ballet conductor John Lanchberry. At budget price, this disc should prove irresistible to all but those kids who hate to see their parents have a good time, too.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/17/1998
Label:
Naxos
UPC:
0636943417027
catalogNumber:
8554170
Rank:
362914

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Tracks

  1. Peter and the Wolf Musical Tale Op. 67: Introduction  - Edna Everage
  2. Peter and the Wolf Musical Tale Op. 67: The Story Begins...  - Edna Everage
  3. Peter and the Wolf Musical Tale Op. 67: The Cat  - Edna Everage
  4. Peter and the Wolf Musical Tale Op. 67: Grandpapa  - Edna Everage
  5. Peter and the Wolf Musical Tale Op. 67: The Wolf  - Edna Everage
  6. Peter and the Wolf Musical Tale Op. 67: And Now, This Is How ...  - Edna Everage
  7. Peter and the Wolf Musical Tale Op. 67: In the Meantime...  - Edna Everage
  8. Peter and the Wolf Musical Tale Op. 67: The Hunters  - Edna Everage
  9. Peter and the Wolf Musical Tale Op. 67: The Procession  - Edna Everage
  10. The Story of Babar, The Little Elephant: The Story of Babar  -  Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
  11. The Story of Babar, The Little Elephant: Ride on Mother's Back  -  Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
  12. The Story of Babar, The Little Elephant: Babar Comes to a Town  -  Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
  13. The Story of Babar, The Little Elephant: Babar's Car  -  Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
  14. The Story of Babar, The Little Elephant: Arthur and Celeste  -  Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
  15. The Story of Babar, The Little Elephant: The Search for Arthur and Celeste  -  Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
  16. The Story of Babar, The Little Elephant: Babar Returns to the Forest  -  Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
  17. The Story of Babar, The Little Elephant: The Bad Mushroom  -  Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
  18. The Story of Babar, The Little Elephant: The New King  -  Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
  19. The Story of Babar, The Little Elephant: Babar Speaks to Cornelius  -  Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
  20. The Story of Babar, The Little Elephant: The Wedding of Babar  -  Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
  21. The Story of Babar, The Little Elephant: After the Wedding  -  Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
  22. The Story of Babar, The Little Elephant: Night Fell  -  Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
  23. The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra: Variations and Fugue on a Theme  - Edna Everage
  24. The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra: Variations and Fugue on a Theme  - Edna Everage
  25. The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra: Variations and Fugue on a Theme  - Edna Everage
  26. The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra: Variations and Fugue on a Theme  - Edna Everage
  27. The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra: Variations and Fugue on a Theme  - Edna Everage
  28. The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra: Variations and Fugue on a Theme  - Edna Everage
  29. The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra: Variations and Fugue on a Theme  - Edna Everage
  30. The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra: Variations and Fugue on a Theme  - Edna Everage

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