Peter and the Wolf

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Peter and the Wolf

Postby haggis » Wed May 14, 2003 11:29 am

Is it just my mean, nasty disposition or does anyone else wish the wolf would score a "hat trick" and just eat all of them???
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Re: Peter and the Wolf

Postby Gaby » Wed May 14, 2003 11:52 am

Haggis, don't be such a curmudgeon! :D Even though I wish they would have let Grandpa speak! :p
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Re: Peter and the Wolf

Postby barfle » Wed May 14, 2003 1:45 pm

Write it out, get it recorded, and send it in to Eric or Nicole and get it played on b.c. Maybe for Friday's classical comedy!
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Re: Peter and the Wolf

Postby Bones » Wed May 14, 2003 9:27 pm

Haggis probably wishes Mickey had drowned in that Sorceror's Apprentice bit from Fantasia!
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Re: Peter and the Wolf

Postby dai bread » Thu May 15, 2003 1:00 am

I always felt sorry for the duck, left inside the wolf while everybody celebrated.
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Re: Peter and the Wolf

Postby EricMichaels » Thu May 15, 2003 6:24 am

In the Weird Al version, the duck gets reincarnated as Shirley MacLane...
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Re: Peter and the Wolf

Postby barfle » Thu May 15, 2003 8:11 am

Now THAT'S FUNNY, Eric!
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Re: Peter and the Wolf

Postby Valerie » Thu May 15, 2003 10:26 am

Good Lord...

i like barfle's suggestion - write it out, record it and send it to eric so it is played!
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Re: Peter and the Wolf

Postby shostakovich » Thu May 15, 2003 9:06 pm

In the Disney cartoon (narrated by Sterling Holloway) the duck (named Sonya) ends up in the hollow of a tree. The wolf MISSED. The wolf is captured, not shot.

By the way, in Prokofiev's original concept, Peter is not simply a kiddo, but one of a communist youth group (like Soviet boy scouts). This is why he is portrayed as fearless. Grandpapa may refer to an example of cautious czarist thinking, antipathetic to the "new young breed". This may seem shocking, but it is in keeping with "socialist realism" under whose thumb Prokofiev was at the time. In addition, if you have heard Prokofiev's children's suite, Winter Holiday, it deals with the same communist youth group.

This may disturb the simple fairy tale aspect of P+W, but it does not change a note of the music. Keep on loving or hating it as if you had not read this.
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Re: Peter and the Wolf

Postby Serenity » Sun Jun 15, 2003 9:38 am

One of the best tests for Peter and the Wolf is whether a kid will listen to it. I "dug out" my old London Symphony tape and played it in the car while my 5 year old was in a "whiney" mood. He became quiet, to my surprise. The next morning, as I was headed for work, he asked me for the tape because he wanted to hear the story again.

I asked him what he liked about it. It was the instrumental portrayal of the characters that he focused on; he couldn't quite remember the actual storyline. Maybe he will the next time he listens to it.
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Re: Peter and the Wolf

Postby Selma in Sandy Eggo » Fri Nov 04, 2005 4:20 pm

It's on again. Maybe this time the Wolf will eat the Boy! Oh, the suspense... ;)
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Re: Peter and the Wolf

Postby Serenity » Fri Nov 04, 2005 4:42 pm

Are there different folk versions of Peter and the Wolf. Could you have a "Pedro y El Lobo" and use instruments from Latin America and Spain? And so forth for other cultures........

Hey BigJon, I think I just came up with an original thought!
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Re: Peter and the Wolf

Postby BigJon@Work » Fri Nov 04, 2005 6:54 pm

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Re: Peter and the Wolf

Postby treebeau » Mon Nov 07, 2005 10:59 am

Serenity,

You cracked me up there, because when I saw the title of this thread I translated it in my head to "Pedro y el lobo". Then I saw that your post did just that!!

I'd also like to hear "Pierre et le loup." :)

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Re: Peter and the Wolf

Postby piqaboo » Mon Nov 07, 2005 2:07 pm

originally posted by Shos:
antipathetic
Isnt it "antipathic" as in "antipathy"?


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Re: Peter and the Wolf

Postby DavidS » Mon Nov 07, 2005 2:40 pm

Originally posted by treebeau:
Serenity,

You cracked me up there, because when I saw the title of this thread I translated it in my head to "Pedro y el lobo". Then I saw that your post did just that!!

I'd also like to hear "Pierre et le loup." :)

Regards,
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Well I've heard "Peter Vehaze'ev" no end of times - I even recorded my son reciting it at the age of 3. ;)
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Re: Peter and the Wolf

Postby shostakovich » Fri Nov 11, 2005 8:27 pm

quote:
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originally posted by Shos:
antipathetic
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Isnt it "antipathic" as in "antipathy"?


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Hey, Piqa Twisting, I was looking for the opposite of "sympathetic", and thought it would be "antipathetic". We can look up the right word. I'll show you mine if you show me yours. :D :D

The Disney cartoon starts with the transliterated title "Petya y Volk". Just thought I'd toss that in.
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Re: Peter and the Wolf

Postby Jane » Fri Nov 11, 2005 9:02 pm

I just remember watching the Disney version as a kid and thinking, BOLK is not how you spell "wolf!" It wasn't till later that I realized that they were doing it in Russian... :D
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Re: Peter and the Wolf

Postby Rob Richardson » Wed Nov 30, 2005 2:46 pm

Jane,

That's "Not all who wander are lost".

Rob, who started to quote the entire quatrain, but found that he only knows the first two lines.
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Re: Peter and the Wolf

Postby ai4i » Wed Nov 30, 2005 3:36 pm

The Red Army comes to help Comrad Peter, a man of the people, from the greedy capitalist wolf. Gramps still loves the Romanoffs. The duck is not much of a worker. The bird is clever and talented. As for the cat, it has been too many years since last I heard the Late Leonard Bernstein perform this classic piece.
Any other ideas?

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