Listen to the symphonic fairy tale of Peter and the Wolf and imagine your own!
In 1936, a composer named Sergei Prokofiev (1891-1953) wrote a symphonic fairy tale called Peter and the Wolf. Here are some activities:
- Listen to this recording of Peter and the Wolf.
- Can you hear the following instruments that represent the different characters?
- Peter = violin
- Grandpa = bassoon
- Cat = clarinet
- Duck = oboe
- Bird = flute
- Wolf = French horn
- Hunters = timpani
Go outside and close your eyes. Listen to the animals you hear. What instruments would you use to represent those animals in your own symphonic fairy tale?