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PROKOFIEV: Cinderella Suites / TCHAIKOVSKY: Sleeping Beauty (Children's Classics)

Composer(s):Prokofiev, SergeyTchaikovsky, Pyotr Il'yich
Period(s) 20th CenturyRomantic
Genre Spoken Word
Category Children's Classics
Catalogue 8.554610
Label Naxos
Quality   320kbps


Review By Geoffrey Norris,The Daily Telegraph (Australia),December 1999

"Brian Cant was the voice of the BBC's Playaway, and a star of the corporation's Christmas pantomime, so he has sound credentials to narrate such a seasonal favourite as Cinderella. He has a nice, light and understated touch in his story-telling, with a bit of the Edith Evans for the Fairy Godmother and a touching wonderment to match Prokofiev's scintillating score.

The musical performance relishes Prokofiev's melodic allure, rhythmic spirit and dramatic clarity, and revels in his crystalline instrumentation. In the suite from Tchaikovsky's Sleeping Beauty there is emotional grit and lustre to the playing of the Slovak orchestra, with Cant interpolating take in tones eager with anticipation. This bargain disc is perfect for children of all ages."


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