David Bowie narrates Prokofiev and Tchaikovsky (CD)

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Artist:
Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy

Pop icon David Bowie is the “engaging and benevolent” (Rolling Stone) narrator of Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf in a 1978 recording by Ormandy and the Philadelphians that even made the US pop charts. It’s coupled with Britten’s Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra (narrated by popular, suave-voiced American TV personality Hugh Downs) and Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suite.

 

 

 

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Tracklisting:

 

 

 

Britten:

The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra, Op. 34

Hugh Downs (narrator)

Prokofiev:

Peter and the Wolf, Op. 67

David Bowie (narrator)

Tchaikovsky:

The Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a

 

 

 

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Reviews:

 

 

 

BBC Music Magazine

July 2014

****

“David Bowie's disarmingly charming narration of the Prokofiev wears its years remarkably well. Ormandy and the Philadelphia are sympathetic partners and relish the virtuosity of the Britten.”

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