Amazon's misleading listing and absence of the cover art might cause potential purchasers to miss one of the great recordings of "Peter and the Wolf" contained on this disc, Stokowski's 1941 traversal with the All American Orchestra. I learned the piece from the original 78 album, which featured an extraordinarily evocative cover illustration and am delighted to find it reissued on CD. The narrator is the famed Hollywood actor Basil Rathbone, whose patrician delivery is a real pleasure.
Like the Stoki/Rathbone "Peter," the program features pieces which would help foster children's interest in classical music: "Carnival of the Animals" is from Stokowski and the Philadelphia Orchestra, recording dates given as 1939/1941. Bizet's "Jeux d'Enfants" has Antal Dorati leading the London Philharmonic in 1937 and Britten's "Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra" features Malcolm Sargent and the London Philharmonic in 1946.