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Peter & The Wolf, L'enfant Et Les Sortileges / Maazel, Murphy, Dowell, Harrison, Lingham

Prokofiev / Ravel / Kylians / Maazel
Release Date: 07/27/2010 
Label:  Kultur Video   Catalog #: 4536  
Composer:  Sergei ProkofievMaurice Ravel
Performer:  Anthony DowellHeinz RehfussColette HerzonSylvaine Gilma,   ... 
Conductor:  Paul MurphyLorin Maazel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House OrchestraParis National OrchestraFrench Radio Chorus
Number of Discs: 1 
Length: 1 Hours 22 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Matthew Hart has taken Prokofiev's ever-popular piece for solo narrative voice and orchestra and made a delightful children's ballet, danced in this studio recording by pupils from the prestigious Royal Ballet School, with the great Anthony Dowell as the Storyteller/Grandfather. Hart's choreography and Ian Spurling's designs give a contemporary feel to the traditional tale of the boy who saves his animal friends from a wolf. There is a captivating simplicity to their highly entertaining production.

Jirí Kylián's fantasy ballet about a naughty boy is set to an opera by Ravel, which the composer based on a libretto by Colette. Angry because he does
Read more not want to learn his lessons, the boy destroys his books and vandalises the room he is in. But his surroundings come to life, seeking revenge, and he finds himself in some tricky situations before the restoration of normality. Lorin Maazel conducts the Orchestre National de Paris and a fine cast of young singers, and the enchanting scenery and costumes are by award-winning designer John MacFarlane. A short introduction by Kylián is included in this studio recording featuring the Nederlands Dans Theater.

Cast & Crew:
Anthony Dowell (Grandfather / Storyteller)
David Johnson (Peter)
Layla Harrison (Bird)
Karan Lingham (Duck)
Elizabeth Holliday (Cat)
Marti Harvey (Wolf)

Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, London
Conductor: Paul Murphy

Choreography: Matthew Hart
Storyteller: Anthony Dowell
Directed and Edited by Ross MacGibbon


Francoise Ogeas
Jeanine Collard
Jeanne Berbie
Sylvain Gilma
Colette Herzon
Heinz Rehfuss
Camille Maurane

Orchestre National, Paris
Chour et Maîtrise de la R.T.F
Conductor: Lorin Maazel

Choreography: Jirí Kylián
Set and Costumes: John Macfarlane
Director: Hans Hulsher

Region: 1 (US and Canada)
Running Time: 82 minutes
Color: Color

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Works on This Recording

Peter and the Wolf, Op. 67 by Sergei Prokofiev
Performer:  Anthony Dowell (Narrator)
Conductor:  Paul Murphy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1936; USSR 
L'enfant et les sortilèges by Maurice Ravel
Performer:  Heinz Rehfuss (Bass Baritone), Colette Herzon (Voice), Sylvaine Gilma (Soprano),
Jeanine Collard (Mezzo Soprano), Jeanne Berbie (Voice), Françoise Ogéas (Soprano),
Camille Maurane (Baritone)
Conductor:  Lorin Maazel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Paris National Orchestra,  French Radio Chorus
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1920-1925; France 

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