peter and the wolf

When I was a child I used to love listening to Peter and the Wolf (on a vinyl record) while following along in the book. I was listening to a CD of the music at work and discovered that I’m not the only one who enjoyed listening to it as a kid. The only difference is that the one I grew up with was the original, written by Sergei Prokofiev in 1936. The other folks who knew about it remember the one that was released ten years later by Disney, who made a movie based on Sergei’s story. They named the animals but I’m told the music stayed the same. Ironic that Disney won’t permit others to use their creations, isn’t it?


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  1. I am looking for a copy of the Peter and the Wolf narrated by Boris Karloff. I want to give it to my Sister for her birthday. She has breast cancer and emphysema but is very active and reminiscing about her childhood right now. We listened to this almost every day as children.

    Comment by Cynthia on October 26, 2003 @ 6:59 am
  2. You can buy it at Amazon.

    Comment by dan on October 26, 2003 @ 10:56 pm
  3. I am looking for a “peter and the Wolf” recording (CD) that can be narrated by someone other than a person on the CD. Is there sucah a recording?

    Comment by Joel on January 14, 2004 @ 3:36 pm
  4. On the old record I had, side A had the narration and side B had just the music. What you’re basically looking for is an unnarrated recording and I know they exist. You can probably find it on Amazon by searching for ‘peter and the wolf’.

    Comment by dan on January 19, 2004 @ 10:53 am
  5. The other day in Recital hour at school, the orchestra performed Peter and the Wolf along with narrations. I grew up listening to the Disney version and was very disappointed with the original version. I almost fell asleep. I missed the Sonya the duck, Sasha, the bird, and Ivan the cat.

    Comment by Jan on March 18, 2005 @ 6:59 pm
  6. I have the DVD of Disney’s Peter and the Wolf and I’m looking for the book which my son enjoyed reading and which I would now like to read to my grandson. Any sale or exchange possible ? or even photocopying. Since both the book and the movie are sold out Walt Disney’s croonies shouldn’t mind.

    Comment by Nicole on June 15, 2005 @ 4:26 am
  7. Nicole: I don’t have the book but I bet you could find it on Ebay.

    Comment by dan on June 15, 2005 @ 7:00 am
  8. Has anyone found an unnarrated version of Peter and the Wolf? I’ve been looking for several years. Please help!

    Comment by Ruth on October 29, 2005 @ 8:42 pm
  9. I have the book and the record (45 RPM) that I found when I was cleaning my house. if anyone is interested i can be reached at [email protected]

    Comment by Jen on December 25, 2006 @ 10:04 am

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