PETER AND THE WOLF IN HOLLYWOOD / Alice Cooper

PETER AND THE WOLF IN HOLLYWOOD

Narrated by Alice Cooper
Bundesjugendorchester
Alexander Shelley
Int. Release 13 Nov. 2015
1 CD / Download
0289 479 4888 9


Track List

Sergei Prokofiev (1891 - 1953)
Peter And The Wolf, Op. 67

Richard Wagner (1813 - 1883)
Tristan und Isolde, WWV 90

Act 3

2.
0:00
5:37

Edward Elgar (1857 - 1934)
Edvard Grieg (1843 - 1907)
Peer Gynt, Op.23

Richard Wagner (1813 - 1883)
Die Walküre, WWV 86B

Act 3

Lohengrin, WWV 75

Act 1

6.
0:00
5:27

Sergei Prokofiev (1891 - 1953)
Peter And The Wolf, Op. 67

Peter And The Wolf, Op. 67

Peter And The Wolf, Op. 67

Peter And The Wolf, Op. 67

Peter And The Wolf, Op. 67

Peter And The Wolf, Op. 67

Peter And The Wolf, Op. 67

Peter And The Wolf, Op. 67

Peter And The Wolf, Op. 67

Peter And The Wolf, Op. 67

Peter And The Wolf, Op. 67

Peter And The Wolf, Op. 67

Alice Cooper, Bundesjugendorchester, Alexander Shelley

Total Playing Time 49:34

Sergei Prokofiev's immortal tale of "Peter and the Wolf" has been given a spectacular revamp and takes shape in the form of a multi-media adventure entitled "Peter and the Wolf in Hollywood" . . . A marvellous introduction to classical music for young and old . . . an album and app with a humorous and fresh take on a much-loved classic . . .

. . . this is a fresh, energetic and extremely powerful interpretation made for the young and the young at heart.

. . . Shelley conducts a nicely detailed and zesty performance with excellent contributions from the flute (bird), clarinet (cat), oboe (duck) and bassoon (grandfather) . . . the animation is delightful, and in a highly satisfactory twist ending the wolf gets to fight another day.

. . . the out-and-out stars are the National Youth Orchestra of Germany, maximum age 19, their astonishing wind principals depicting Peter, the cat, the duck etc with jaw-dropping brilliance.

. . . rather charming, and an imaginative addition to an old favourite . . . Alice Cooper, "the Godfather of Shock Rock", would seem to be an improbable choice for narrator but, now 67 and the father of four children, he knows how to do a bedtime reading. The music is played by the crisp and characterful National Youth Orchestra of Germany under the excellent Alexander Shelley . . .

. . . it's like nothing you've ever heard . . . miracle of miracles: it wasn't dumbed down in the process of updating . . . superbly curated to fit the story's mood. If updated classics are your poison, this is for you . . .

  • Peter and the Wolf in Hollywood (Trailer)

    Critically-acclaimed New York-based production company Giants Are Small and the world’s foremost classical record label Deutsche Grammophon proudly present Peter and the Wolf in Hollywood - a brand new take on Prokofiev's children's classic, narrated by Alice Cooper!