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David Bowie Narrates Prokofiev's Peter And The Wolf


Release Date: 02/11/1992 
Label:  Rca   Catalog #: 60878   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Sergei ProkofievPeter Ilyich TchaikovskyBenjamin Britten
Performer:  David Bowie
Conductor:  Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philadelphia Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 8 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

REVIEWS:
Uncut (p.118) - 3 stars out of 5 - "A straight-faced story of wolves, birds and cats, introducing kids to the orchestra's joys."
REVIEWS:
Uncut (p.118) - 3 stars out of 5 - "A straight-faced story of wolves, birds and cats, introducing kids to the orchestra's joys." Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Peter and the Wolf, Op. 67 by Sergei Prokofiev
Performer:  David Bowie (Spoken Vocals)
Conductor:  Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philadelphia Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1936; USSR 
Length: 27 Minutes 3 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: 1972 - 1977 
2.
Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philadelphia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892; Russia 
Length: 23 Minutes 57 Secs. 
Notes: 1972 - 1977 
3.
Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra, Op. 34 by Benjamin Britten
Conductor:  Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philadelphia Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1946; England 
Length: 17 Minutes 9 Secs. 
Notes: 1972 - 1977 

Sound Samples

Introduction
The Story Begins
The Bird
The Duck, Dialogue with the Bird, Attack of the Cat
Grandfather
The Wolf
The Duck is Caught
The Wolf Stalks the Bird and the Cat
Peter Prepares to Catch the Wolf
The Bird Diverts the Wolf
Peter Catches the Wolf
The Hunters Arrive
The Procession to the Zoo
Theme: Full Orchestra
Theme: Woodwinds
Theme: Brass
Theme: Strings
Theme: Percussion
Theme: Full Orchestra
Variation I: Flute, Piccolo (Presto)
Variation II: Oboes (Lento)
Variation III: Clarinets (Moderato)
Variation IV: Bassoons (Allegro alla marcia)
Variation V: Violins (Brilliante alla pollaca)
Variation VI: Violas (Meno mosso)
Variation VII: Cellos
Variation VIII: Doublebasses (Comminciando lento, ma poco accel.)
Variation IX: Harp (Maestoso)
Variation X: French Horns (Il stesso tempo)
Variation XI: Trumpets (Vivace)
Variation XII: Trombones & Tuba (Allegro pomposo)
Variation XIII: Percussion (Moderato)
Fugue: Full Orchestra (Allegro molto)
Overture
March
Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairies
Russian Dance
Arab Dance
Chinese Dance
Dance of the Merlitons
Waltz of the Flowers

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