Monday, August 23, 2010

Prokofiev - Peter and the Wolf - Ormandy, Bowie, Philadelphia Orchestra



David Bowie’s telling of Peter and the Wolf may surprise listeners expecting a "rock star" interpretation. Actually, his gentle reading is in the tradition of British storytelling, strong on elocution as well as characterization. It's all quite charming, especially when supported by Ormandy and the Philadelphia Orchestra's richly colorful playing. The recording features nice depth and spaciousness. This remains a highly desirable item for Ormandy fans.--Victor Carr Jr

Definitely a great intro to classical music for kids.


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