AOW just posted about Peter and the Wolf, a childhood favorite of mine that I am still fascinated with.
I had recently watched that video after watching Scherezade, prompted by a post by Kid which I can't link because he deleted it.
He probably deleted it because in comments we refuted his notion that Russian music "sucked".
I offered in evidence this:
I like this version most because of the close-ups of the musicians faces as they perform, and often their relief at not squealing a reed or screwing up :)
I can relate.
For the story and explanation behind the piece, you should first watch this:
My dad explained it to me as a child.
That and many other works, modern and classical.
Speaking of not screwing up, I hosted the The Drift yesterday. You decide.