DVD + Blu-Ray:
Marin Alsop – Britten-Pears Orchestra
Popular classical works for younger audiences narrated + conducted by Marin Alsop and performed by Britten–Pears Orchestra at Snape Maltings Hall.
Marin Alsop cover © Audiovisual Division Naxos / James Mayhew, Paolo Zeccara
Marin Alsop conductor © Audiovisual Division Naxos / Naxos Rights (Europe)
Conductor and Narrator MARIN ALSOP
These live performances from Snape Maltings Concert Hall present some of the most popular classical works for younger audiences. Their perennial appeal is a result of vivid melodies, witty instrumental characterisation, and, in three works, the use of spoken texts to illuminate the narrative. Whether composed to amuse, entertain or educate, each possesses marvellous vitality, lyricism and bravura. The performances are conducted and narrated by Marin Alsop, one of the world’s most inspirational musical communicators.
CAMILLE SAINT-SAËNS (1835–1921)
Les Carnaval des animaux (‘The Carnival of the Animals’)
Text by Genevieve and Rebecca Helsby
MAURICE RAVEL (1875–1937)
Ma mère l’Oye (‘Mother Goose’)
SERGEY PROKOFIEV (1891–1953)
Peter and the Wolf, Op. 67
Text by Sergey Prokofiev, adapted by Marin Alsop
BENJAMIN BRITTEN (1913–1976)
The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra, Op. 34*
Text by Eric Crozier, adapted by Marin Alsop
Video Directors GÖTZ FILENIUS, *PETER TROCH
Filmed live on 12–15 April 2017* and 3–5 August 2018 at Snape Maltings Concert Hall, Albeburgh, Suffolk, UK
[2.110399 / NBD0102V]
A Naxos production in co-operation with Snape Maltings.
Total playing time: 99 minutes · Language: English · Subtitles: French, German, Japanese, Korean
DVD: NTSC 16:9 · PCM stereo · DVD 9 · Region: 0
BD: HD 16:9 · PCM stereo · BD 25 · Region: A, B, C
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