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Peter and the Wolf / The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra / Practical Cats [CD]

Richard Baker Audio CD
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  • Performer: Richard Baker, Robert Donat
  • Orchestra: New Philharmonia
  • Conductor: Raymond Leppard
  • Composer: Prokofiev, Britten, Rawsthorne
  • Audio CD (5 Feb 2007)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: EMI Classics for Pleasure
  • ASIN: B000MCIB52
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 6,460 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  1. Practical Cats - An entertainment for speaker and orchestra (1954): Overture (Presto)Alan Rawsthorne 2:21£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Practical Cats - An entertainment for speaker and orchestra (1954): The Naming of Cats (Allegretto)Alan Rawsthorne 2:55£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Practical Cats - An entertainment for speaker and orchestra (1954): The Old Gumbie Cat (Allegro)Alan Rawsthorne 5:18£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Practical Cats - An entertainment for speaker and orchestra (1954): Gus: the Theatre Cat (Allegro moderato)Alan Rawsthorne 4:17£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Practical Cats - An entertainment for speaker and orchestra (1954): Bustopher Jones: the Cat about Town (Andante pomposo)Alan Rawsthorne 3:23£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Practical Cats - An entertainment for speaker and orchestra (1954): Old Deuteronomy (Andante teneramente)Alan Rawsthorne 4:11£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Practical Cats - An entertainment for speaker and orchestra (1954): The Song of the Jellicles (Molto vivace)Alan Rawsthorne 1:17£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Peter and the Wolf - A Musical Tale for Children Op. 67 [Baker version]: IntroductionNew Philharmonia Orchestra 2:12£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Peter and the Wolf - A Musical Tale for Children Op. 67 [Baker version]: Early one morning... (Peter)New Philharmonia Orchestra 1:01£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Peter and the Wolf - A Musical Tale for Children Op. 67 [Baker version]: On a branch of a big tree (The Bird)New Philharmonia Orchestra 1:31£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Peter and the Wolf - A Musical Tale for Children Op. 67 [Baker version]: Just then, a duck came waddling round (The Duck)New Philharmonia Orchestra 2:15£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Peter and the Wolf - A Musical Tale for Children Op. 67 [Baker version]: Suddenly, something caught Peter's attention (The Cat)New Philharmonia Orchestra 1:55£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Peter and the Wolf - A Musical Tale for Children Op. 67 [Baker version]: Grandfather came out (Grandfather)New Philharmonia Orchestra 2:26£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen14. Peter and the Wolf - A Musical Tale for Children Op. 67 [Baker version]: No sooner had Peter gone (The Wolf)New Philharmonia Orchestra 3:07£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen15. Peter and the Wolf - A Musical Tale for Children Op. 67 [Baker version]: And now, this is how things stoodNew Philharmonia Orchestra 4:11£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen16. Peter and the Wolf - A Musical Tale for Children Op. 67 [Baker version]: Meanwhile, Peter made a lassoNew Philharmonia Orchestra 1:53£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen17. Peter and the Wolf - A Musical Tale for Children Op. 67 [Baker version]: Just then... (The Hunters)New Philharmonia Orchestra 2:28£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen18. Peter and the Wolf - A Musical Tale for Children Op. 67 [Baker version]: And now...imagine the triumphant procession!New Philharmonia Orchestra 4:58£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen19. The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra - Variations and Fugue on a Theme of Purcell Op. 34 (Baker version): Spoken introductionNew Philharmonia Orchestra0:59£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen20. The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra - Variations and Fugue on a Theme of Purcell Op. 34 (Baker version): Theme: Allegro maestoso e largamenteNew Philharmonia Orchestra0:26£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen21. The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra - Variations and Fugue on a Theme of Purcell Op. 34 (Baker version): WoodwindNew Philharmonia Orchestra0:22£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen22. The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra - Variations and Fugue on a Theme of Purcell Op. 34 (Baker version): BrassNew Philharmonia Orchestra0:22£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen23. The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra - Variations and Fugue on a Theme of Purcell Op. 34 (Baker version): StringsNew Philharmonia Orchestra0:24£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen24. The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra - Variations and Fugue on a Theme of Purcell Op. 34 (Baker version): PercussionNew Philharmonia Orchestra0:25£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen25. The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra - Variations and Fugue on a Theme of Purcell Op. 34 (Baker version): Full orchestraNew Philharmonia Orchestra0:20£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen26. The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra - Variations and Fugue on a Theme of Purcell Op. 34 (Baker version): A: Flutes & piccolo - PrestoNew Philharmonia Orchestra0:32£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen27. The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra - Variations and Fugue on a Theme of Purcell Op. 34 (Baker version): B: Oboes - LentoNew Philharmonia Orchestra 1:12£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen28. The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra - Variations and Fugue on a Theme of Purcell Op. 34 (Baker version): C: Clarinets - ModeratoNew Philharmonia Orchestra0:44£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen29. The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra - Variations and Fugue on a Theme of Purcell Op. 34 (Baker version): D: Bassoons - Allegro con marciaNew Philharmonia Orchestra0:58£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen30. The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra - Variations and Fugue on a Theme of Purcell Op. 34 (Baker version): E: Violins - Brillante, alla polaccaNew Philharmonia Orchestra0:53£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen31. The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra - Variations and Fugue on a Theme of Purcell Op. 34 (Baker version): F: Violas - Meno mossoNew Philharmonia Orchestra 1:09£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen32. The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra - Variations and Fugue on a Theme of Purcell Op. 34 (Baker version): G: Cellos - L'istesso tempoNew Philharmonia Orchestra 1:23£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen33. The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra - Variations and Fugue on a Theme of Purcell Op. 34 (Baker version): H: Double basses - Cominciando lento ma poco a poco accelerando al allegroNew Philharmonia Orchestra 1:00£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen34. The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra - Variations and Fugue on a Theme of Purcell Op. 34 (Baker version): I: Harp - MaestosoNew Philharmonia Orchestra0:49£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen35. The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra - Variations and Fugue on a Theme of Purcell Op. 34 (Baker version): J: Horns - L'istesso tempoNew Philharmonia Orchestra0:54£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen36. The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra - Variations and Fugue on a Theme of Purcell Op. 34 (Baker version): K: Trumpets - VivaceNew Philharmonia Orchestra0:33£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen37. The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra - Variations and Fugue on a Theme of Purcell Op. 34 (Baker version): L: Trombones & bass tuba - Allegro pomposoNew Philharmonia Orchestra 1:09£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen38. The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra - Variations and Fugue on a Theme of Purcell Op. 34 (Baker version): M: Percussion - ModeratoNew Philharmonia Orchestra 1:51£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen39. The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra - Variations and Fugue on a Theme of Purcell Op. 34 (Baker version): Fugue: Allegro molto - Con slancio (L'istesso tempo) (full orchestra)New Philharmonia Orchestra 3:15£0.99  Buy MP3 


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CD .. Rawsthor/Baker, Richard

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50 of 50 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Children's Classic 6 May 2008
Format:Audio CD
I had the Peter and the Wolf album, with Richard Baker narrating, when I was little and it is one of the best things that I can remember from my childhood. It is still one of my favourite pieces of classical music and listening to it still makes me feel slightly scared of that wolf! Together with Richard Baker's calm narration it is just brilliant. I would recommend this to any parent for their child - it will keep them quiet for hours!
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25 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A classic, should be in every household 25 Oct 2009
By Yossu
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Like one of the previous reviewers, I had an LP of Richard baker narrating Peter and the Wolf when I was little. I later replaced it with a tape, that had the Young Persons' Guide on the other side, also narrated by Richard Baker. These are both excellent introductions to classical music, and appeal to children and adults alike.

This tape lasted me into middle-age, by which time it was a firm favourite with my children.

Sadly, all things must pass, and the tape made a not-very-graceful exit from our lives one day. In my search for a replacement, I was delighted to find this CD, that has both of my childhood favourites. I had never heard Possum's Cats before, but bought it anyway.

Peter and the Wolf and the Young Persons' Guide are as good as ever, and still remain firm favourites in our house. Having tried to get through Possum's Cats a few times, I (and the rest of the family) have come to the conclusion that it's really rather dull. That didn't stop me giving this CD five stars, and it's worth every penny for the two main pieces, and being on CD, you can just skip the boring cats ;-)

A great purchase for young and old.
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
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I was perusing the tinterweb looking for something a little different for the kids' joint christmas presents and suddenly thought of Peter and the Wolf. As they are 9 and 6 I thought they might like it (esp as the eldest is now learning Clarinet) and I was bang on the money.

They LOVED it.

The listened intently as it played through and showed great emotions from low (poor Duck) to high (the parade). It invoked soome great memories for me and my wife too as it has been, ahem, a while since I listened to it all the way through. It is now a firm favourite in the house.

The extras before and after are great too, the kids especially liked the introdution to the orchestra.

All round this is brilliant and at a great price to boot. If you are looking at it then you will know how good it is, buy it! Now!
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Peter and the wolf c.d. 11 Feb 2009
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Purchased as Christmas pressies but perfect gift for any child as young as you like. The original score copied many times but in my opinion never bettered
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Gt for travel 10 Sep 2012
By Nan
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I bought this for my 3yr old grandson as we were panning a holiday in Scotland with an 8-9hour drive. We have it on an LP at home which he loves & he was delighted with being able to listen to the CD in the car! I was particularly pleased with the introduction to the musical instruments. It is an excellent resource to introduce chidren to classical music!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
By K. WEBB
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good cd and good music but the voiceover is more quiet than the music so you keep needing to adjust the volume. it's still ok but very irritating...
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4.0 out of 5 stars For 5yr old 2 April 2014
By Hazel
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I bought Peter and the Wolf for a grandchild. Children are so used to seeing the pictures that I feared she might be bored. I warned her in advance and she loved it.
As far as Practical Cats and the Young Person's Guide - well I can't say because I have not played them to her yet; but I like them.
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5.0 out of 5 stars peter and the wolf 19 Mar 2014
Format:MP3 Download|Verified Purchase
My 3 and 5 year old love Peter and the Wolf. A fantastic rendition of the classic tale which evokes memories of my own childhood.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars A classic!
Loved this from my childhood - its just wonderful. Great sound quality (on an iPhone - which means even better on a proper sound system) and just as I remember. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Looklively
4.0 out of 5 stars Works well to introduce non-pop music
My 2 and a half year old granddaughter and her 4 year old brother are both dancing around their bedroom to this and La-laa-ing the tunes. Read more
Published 3 months ago by margaret tansley
4.0 out of 5 stars Peter & the Wolf
I have found this recording taking me back to my childhood (56 at time of this review). Good to hear the voice of former newsreader and broadcaster Richard Baker, as part of a fine... Read more
Published 5 months ago by Mr. Graham Sherman
4.0 out of 5 stars Good album to help learn about/introduce people to classical music.
Always loved Peter and the Wolf since hearing it in junior school so I decided to give this album a go. It's very good with a great sound. Try it, you won't be sorry.
Published 5 months ago by Mr. Russell Whyman
4.0 out of 5 stars another useful addition to my prop box
children in nursery associate the music to the book and anticpate 'what comes next' as they listen to the rising crescendos and repeated refrains
Published 8 months ago by G Hunton
4.0 out of 5 stars Prokofiev Peter and the Wolf etc.
I know the quality of the cd is very good but I was trying to obtain a more easier CD for
a child of 8years old to listen to and unfortunately it is very difficult
to... Read more
Published 11 months ago by anne
5.0 out of 5 stars Super
My 5 year old grand-daughter and I sat down to listen the day the CD arrived. We enjoyed the music and the story.
Published 13 months ago by Penny
2.0 out of 5 stars I bought the wrong recording
My fault entirely,i bought it by mistake simply wanting a no commentry version of Mr Britten's work. Read more
Published 13 months ago by andymt
4.0 out of 5 stars a hit
My 6 yr old has the book and has been learning about peter and the wolf at school. He was really excited when it arrived and has been listening and talking about it. So I am happy.
Published 14 months ago by 2swedes
5.0 out of 5 stars Ideal for a youngster
My cousin is just 4 years old and just is into classical music.
What better example to inspire him further.
Ben Brittain is at his most charming and educational. Read more
Published 14 months ago by Michael StarDancer
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