Karel Ancerl And Czech Philharmonic Orch, Stravinsky – Prokofiev – Britten

Anastasia Tsioulcas

By Anastasia Tsioulcas

on 04.22.11 in Reviews

Stravinsky - Prokofiev - Britten

Karel Ancerl And Czech Philharmonic Orch

Here, on one album, are three classic works that will have particular appeal for your little listeners: the 1947 version of Igor Stravinsky's milestone work "Petrouchka"; Sergei Prokofiev's ever-popular "Peter & the Wolf," narrated by British actor Eric Shilling; and Benjamin Britten's child-friendly work "The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra," also narrated by Shilling. Ancerl had a superb talent for drawing the full range of colors out of his players, and these works blossom under his baton.