The Young Person's Connection
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A scene from the Walt Disney production of "Peter and the Wolf"
Start with some great music, add some unforgettable human and animal characters, a symphony orchestra, three very unusual narrators, and let the fun begin.
In this hour, a program for the young—and the young at heart: Saint-Saens’ Carnival of the Animals, with Noel Coward, Britten’s Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra with Dame Edna Everage, and Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf, narrated by Boris Karloff.
|Peter and the Wolf/Carnival of the Animals [for Carnival of the Animals and show-opening of Peter and the Wolf]
||Czechoslovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Ondrej Lenard
|Archy and Mehitabel [for Carnival of the Animals]
|Peter and the Wolf, etc. [for Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra]
||Dame Edna Everage, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, John Lanchbery
|Peter and the Wolf
||Boris Karloff, Vienna State Opera Orchestra, Mario Rossi
||Vanguard Classics ATM CD 1803