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I have always loved music and I'm not ashamed to say that music rather loves me! Although I'm not a trained singer, internationally acclaimed conductors and music buffs the world over always put me up there with Dame Joan Sutherland, Dame Kiri and any other dame you care to mention. Maybe that's why I'm so good at singing my own praises.
Needless to say, at this time of seasonal pressie buying, it's a big thrill for me to remind you of a certain mega-recording of one of my favourite pieces of classical music, Peter and the Wolf. It's 20 years since I made this release for Naxos, but in a spooky sort of way neither Peter nor I feel or look a day older.
I just know that all you wonderful children out there are going to delight your parents by being highly creative with the sticker sheets that accompany this record of timeless pieces, presented by a narrator who knows no bounds.
So, place your order now, possums, and have an absolutely gorgeous Christmas!
– Dame Edna Everage, megastar
Peter and the Wolf 1
BRITTEN, B.: The Young Person’s Guide to
the Orchestra 1
POULENC, F.: Babar the Elephant 2
Dame Edna Everage 1 and Barry Humphries 2, Narrators
Melbourne Symphony Orchestra • John Lanchbery
“Using her own enthusiastically expanded version of the original commentary, Dame Edna Everage is sure to draw any young possum into the world of the orchestra. Her exuberance offsets any twee moments, and the Melbourne Orchestra illustrate vivid instrumental descriptions with splendidly alive and colourful playing. The Naxos recording is excellent and, with its highly enjoyable couplings, this inexpensive triptych is warmly recommendable.”
Discover more entertainment for the younger listener in our Children's Classics Series
Musical stories, captivatingly told by storytellers including Prunella Scales, Bernard Cribbins, Angela Rippon and
CD Story Box
Romeo and Juliet
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