on 19 November 2013
A few years ago I collected as many different narrations of "Peter and the Wolf" as I could find, for a local radio Christmas special quiz. I was expecting the Sean Connery narration to the real turkey of the lot, but it turned out to be the best. Connery takes it seriously, he does not do a cute voice for children. He really makes you understand that being confronted by a wolf in the forest is frightening! Well done Sean.
on 29 March 2011
Oh, I still have the old family vinyl of this, and will buy the electronic version as I no longer own a record player! Just spent hours and hours as a kid play acting this out with my sisters, and just remember this as if a beautiful dream.
Did listen to it more recently, and behind the crackles of a now over-played LP (which WON'T be on what you buy!!) just the sexiest reading of Peter and the Wolf that money can buy. Funny, didn't notice that as a 7 year old! :-) Enjoy. Has to be better than the Terry Wogan version, hasn't it?!!