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#SaturdayMorning: Eleanor Roosevelt reads Peter and the Wolf

This is a delightful reading of the story of Peter and the Wolf from one of America’s greatest First Ladies.

PROKOFIEV: Peter and the Wolf

by Serge Koussevitzky, conductor
Eleanor Roosevelt, narrator.
Boston Symphony Orchestra.
Serge Koussevitzky, conductor.
RCA Victor 10″ Lp LM 45.
Recorded August 3, 1948.
Digital transfer by F. Reeder

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16 thoughts on “#SaturdayMorning: Eleanor Roosevelt reads Peter and the Wolf

  1. I love Peter and the Wolf. We heard it even in school. It is amazing how the different animals are pictured with musid. How did you get the idea, Robert? That is great.

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    1. Things pop into my head, Erika. They always have…There are times when I think I’m dreaming but I’m doing…there are times when I do but don’t dream and then discover that I’ve done something after someone has made a comment; that experience is very much like the typical DID experience of meeting people you don’t know who call you by a name that isn’t yours. I think I have a normal dissociative brain. Thank you for asking because the question gave me a chance to describe a bit of my creative process. And I’m glad you enjoyed it. Doesn’t Eleanor Roosevelt sound like the nation’s Mom? I’ve never heard her voice before.

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      1. I understand what you mean. IWhat you write sounds like the pured openness for inspiration. And that is why things flow through you that unlimited and freely… like your art. Yes, I like Eleanor Roosevelt’s quotes. I quoted her in my book too with a different one. A wise woman.

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      2. A thought about you question of how I get these ideas as I went to therapy today.

        I still have trouble with alternates that come out when the body is supposed to be sleeping.

        But this is how I learn and create. My therapist follows my blog and sometimes worries that I don’t sleep at all.

        I think I’m going to write a post about the way some people with DID learn.

        I did not understand until I was diagnosed how it was that I would wake up and ‘suddenly’ know how to build a computer, or how to use Photoshop.

        Regarding the Roosevelt’s.

        It helps me to know that Franklin and Eleanor were great leaders who were also ridiculed and despised by the opposition of their time.

        At that time their preferred form of verbal abuse was ‘Jew baiting’.

        I don’t know if Roosevelt was Jewish…but the opposition party of his day sure had no problem using the idea that he was to try to discredit him.

        I sometimes think that the vulgarity and nastiness of life in the States is peculiar to these times…but a quick glance at history shows that this kind of nastiness has always been part of our political life…And perhaps it has always seemed as if it is the dominant force in our nation…

        I’d never heard Eleanor’s voice before.

        She sounds like a person who was delighted to be alive and of service to other people.

        Thank you for you visits and comments. I appreciate them.

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      3. Thank you for sharing this all so openly, Robert. I appreiate it very much to know more of the characteristic of DID. That is amazing what you wrote. A phenomenon to me who has none of those massive insights. I understand your therapist to be worried about your sleep πŸ˜‰
        Man of the great leaders,artists, composer, or teacher of this world were often ridiculed. That is why we should never let anyone talk us into the opposite of what we believe in our hearts. The States I think can be very blind and ignorant but not only there. Many countries in this world still ignore equalation and have zero tolerance for other opinions, cultures, religions. And the punishments are massive.

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      4. Yes. Humanity is blessed with an intelligence that seems to frighten most of it. It’s very sad. I often feel as if I am watching a race between a vicious predator and an unarmed child. The predator is the beast that survived the jungle and the child is our cerebral cortex and its ability to wonder and create.

        The question is whether the child will become skilled enough to outsmart the beast before it destroys them both.

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