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Peter and the wolf : a Prokofiev fantasy

Author: Sting, (Musician)Roberto BenigniClaudio AbbadoChristopher SwannRoger LawAll authors
Publisher: Hamburg : Deutsche Grammophon, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"A delightful DVD of Prokofiev's universally beloved and popular "musical tale," brought to life by human actors in a fairytale world inhabited by Muppet-like characters. Pop star Sting (The Police) lends his voice to a Sting puppet for the witty, enlightening commentary that guides the viewer through this charming suite. Also included is the Italian version with commentary by Academy Award-winner Roberto Benigni,
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Genre/Form: DVD-Video discs
Children's films
Dance films
Juvenile works
Musical films
Puppet films
Juvenile films
Material Type: Juvenile audience, Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Sting, (Musician); Roberto Benigni; Claudio Abbado; Christopher Swann; Roger Law; Steve Bendelack; Joanna Beresford; Frances Peters; Sergey Prokofiev; Chamber Orchestra of Europe.; Théâtre de Complicité (Theatre company); Deutsche Grammophon (Firm); Ferrara Musica.
OCLC Number: 191107309
Language Note: Narration in English or Italian; subtitles in German, French, Spanish and Chinese; insert commentary is in English, German, French, and Italian.
Notes: The insert contains the DVD credits, the scene sequence, and a commentary by Christopher Swann that is in 4 different languages.
Originally released on videocassette in 1993.
Credits: Directed by Christopher Swann, Roger Law and Steve Bendelack ; produced by Joanna Beresford, Frances Peters ; devised by Claudio Abbado, Christopher Swann, Roger Law, and The Spitting Image Workshop (in collaboration with Ferrara Musica).
Performer(s): Sting (English), Roberto Benigni (Italian) narrators ; members of Théâtre de Complicité ; Chamber Orchestra of Europe ; Claudio Abbado, conductor.
Description: 1 videodisc (58 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 insert (18 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm)
Details: DVD-9; soundtracks in DTS 5.1, PCM stereo; aspect ratio 4:3.
Contents: March : an introduction --
Classical symphony --
Overture on Hebrew themes. Opening titles --
March in B flat op. 99 --
Serge Prokofiev (1891-1953) --
Peter and the Wolf op. 67. Let me tell you a story --
Early one morning Peter opened the gate --
On a branch of a big tree sat a bird ; The bird --
Just then a duck came waddling round ; The duck --
Something caught Peter's attention ; The cat --
Grandfather came out ; The Grandfather --
No sooner had Peter gone ; The wolf --
Peter, in the meantime, stood behind the closed gate --
Out of the woods came the hunters ; The hunters --
Overture on Hebrew themes, op. 34b --
Classical symphony, op. 26. Allegro --
Larghetto --
Gavotta: non troppo allegro --
Finale: molto vivace --
End titles (March in B flat, op 99) --
Bonus: Italian introduction by Roberto Benigni.
Other Titles: Prokofiev fantasy
Spitting image (Television program)
Responsibility: Music by Serge Prokofiev.

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"A delightful DVD of Prokofiev's universally beloved and popular "musical tale," brought to life by human actors in a fairytale world inhabited by Muppet-like characters. Pop star Sting (The Police) lends his voice to a Sting puppet for the witty, enlightening commentary that guides the viewer through this charming suite. Also included is the Italian version with commentary by Academy Award-winner Roberto Benigni, (Life is Beautiful) acted out by a Benigni puppet."--Www.hbdirect.com (viewed on Jan. 24, 2008).

Visualization of Prokofiev's musical tale with human actors and "Splitting Image" puppetry; also incoroprates the Classical symphony, Overture on Hebrew themes and March in B flat.

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