11 March 2011

Prokofiev - Peter and the Wolf (Nine versions 1939-1959)



From the first american recording (Koussevitzky), a selection of 9 versions of this beloved musical fairy tale.


SERGEI PROKOFIEV: Peter and the Wolf, op. 67

Richard Hale, narrator
Boston Symphony Orchestra
SERGEI KOUSSEVITZKY
Recording: 1939

Basil Rathbone, narrator
All American Orchestra
LEOPOLD STOKOWSKI
Recording: July, 1941

Carlos Pellicer, narrator (in spanish)
Mexico Symphony Orchestra
Carlos Chávez
Recording: 1947

Lauritz Melchior, narrator
NBC Symphony Orchestra
FRITZ REINER
Recording: June 19, 1949 (Live)

Frank Phillips, narrator
London Philharmonic Orchestra
NICOLAI MALKO
Recording: 1949
(original upload by Tin Ear: http://themusicparlour.blogspot.com)

Eleanor Roosevelt, narrator
Boston Symphony Orchestra
SERGEI KOUSSEVITZKY
Recording: August 11, 1950

Gérard Philipe, narrator (in french)
URSS State Symphony Orchestra
GENNADI ROZHDESTVENSKY
Recording: 1956 (published 1957)

José Ferrer, narrator (in spanish)
Vienna State Opera Orchestra
EUGENE GOOSSENS
Recording: 1959

Fernandel, narrator (in french)
Orchestra Pro Musica Hamburg
ALBERT WOLFF
Recording: 1959


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10 comments:

Guido said...

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Invocation said...

This is fantastic, dear Guido! Besides the Malko one, the 1939 Kousse's is also my long-sought recording. I will download them all. Thanks sooo much for this great share!

Best

Jim

Tin Ear said...

Hello.
I might as well mention that this Malko/LPO transfer was uploaded 19 Dec 2009 to my The Music Parlour blog as: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=AEPOP0CH
It's now in two channels with some additional noise-reduction/click-repair - but an *identical* 'tick' remains @ 1.54600 seconds on both files.. (previously I would miss a %, but an additional edit now removes almost all). This file was also copied onto a Russian site within days..

Discobole said...

what about one in Russian? there are not many of them, I know, but I have never been able to put my hands on a single one!

Anjav said...

Thank you !

Anonymous said...

Excellent PETER AND THE WOLF collection.
I just do not think that Wolff is conducting the orchestra you mention. The original French Decca lp was produced by Max de Rieux (who produced also many other Wolff recordings all of them in Paris) and the sleeve says "Orchestre" dir. Albert WOLFF only.
The Hamburg orchestra is playing surely in Haydn's Toy Symphony conducted by Jurgen Walther which is coupled in some reissues of the Prokofiev work. Decca issued this recording several times on 27.016; 164050; S30514M; 133,873 (CDs and Lps) and also appeared on ACCORD 600022
Please check your source,
Best wishes
CESAR

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Guido said...

@ Tin Ear

I've received this recording months ago from a friend (it was stored on his external hard disk, to be more precise), but I see, must be taken from your blog. Sorry, I'll give you the credits for the original upload.

@Anon

my LP reports only "Orchestre sous la direction...", so I've taken other infos in google; wrong infos, it appears.

Tin Ear said...

Thanks. Have uploaded a new file. The LP's clarity is better portrayed than the 're-mastered' version here. Have not heard a nicer performance than Frank Phillips/LPO/Malko.

Wolfgang said...

Thank you very much!