Swan Lake - Tchaikovsky narrated by Angela Rippon

On the occasion of Tchaikovsky's birthday, I'm listening to the suite from Swan Lake, with narration of the story by Angela Rippon. The music isn't as instantly recognisable as, say, The Nutcracker, but it's all good of course (although the performance is a little lackluster), especially the swan's dance which is amazing - so good it was covered by Madness! The narration-with-music model doesn't work so well on this one for Isabelle though, I think the pieces are a bit long to hold her interest between the snippets of narration. Maybe she'll dig it more when she's older.

Just in case you're interested, the suite from Swan Lake was actually the first thing I ever played with an orchestra (me on clarinet). So there!

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