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Distinctive Skillfulness

Musical stories for
narrator and orchestra -
heard by
HOWARD SMITH

'Prokofiev, Britten and Dukas slot together to vivid effect.'

Peter and the Wolf - Musical Storytelling. © 2012 Cala Records Ltd

Such an improbable cavalcade of 'household name' narrators have told the 'evergreen' tale of Peter and the Wolf for CD.

Now they're joined by Sir Ben Kingsley, applauded on film as Gandhi (directed by Richard Attenborough, 1982) and Fagin from Oliver Twist (directed by Roman Polanski, 2005).

In 1936 Sergei Prokofiev was commissioned by theatre pioneer Natalya Sats (1903-1993) and director of the Moscow Central Children's Theatre to write a new musical composition for children. It would be devised to cultivate 'musical tastes in children from the first years of school'...

Copyright © 19 March 2013 Howard Smith,
Masterton, New Zealand

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PETER AND THE WOLF - MUSICAL STORYTELLING

SERGEI PROKOFIEV

BENJAMIN BRITTEN

PAUL DUKAS

LONDON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

CHARLES MACKERRAS

HENRY PURCELL

CALA RECORDS

ORCHESTRAL MUSIC

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