Peter and the Wolf/Lieutenant Kije Sui - Boris Karloff (vocals); Boris Karloff; Vienna State Orchestra; Vienna State Opera Orchestra; Mário Rossi (conductor)
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  1. Peter and the Wolf, children's tale for narrator & orchestra, Op. 67
  2. Lieutenant Kijé, film score and suite for orchestra, Op. 60
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There are many recordings of Prokofiev's Peter & the Wolf read by celebrities; so many that a major scholar of recorded sound history spent two years compiling a listing of all of them. Actually, that wasn't just limited to celebrity recordings, but non-instrument playing actors, politicians, local TV show hosts, and other notables make up a large part of the listing. The rendition made in 1957 for Vanguard Classics by Boris Karloff figures prominently among the multitude of recorded versions; Karloff's voice is a perfect ...