January 18, 2013

Sergei Prokofiev: Peter and the Wolf

Hello to you all! Today I photographed this classic - I was lucky to find a copy from 1960 at the flea market some time ago. It tells the famous story "Peter and the Wolf", written (both text and music) by Sergei Prokofiev in 1936 in the USSR.

Sergej Prokofjew/Frans Haacken: Peter und der Wolf, Büchergilde Gutenberg 1958/1960

In 2012 this book has been republished by Beltz & GelbergYou can order the reprint of the first edition (1958) in its original format here or here. It's illustrated by German illustrator and artist Frans Haacken (1911-1979).


  1. I like these illustrations - thanks for sharing!

  2. What stunning illustrations! I must wholeheartedly recommend you get a copy of Suzie Templeton's animated Peter and the WOlf (on DVD) - it's stunning (though the story doesn't exactly follow the traditional version). I've also done a round up of other versions of Peter and the Wolf here: http://www.playingbythebook.net/2010/03/18/peter-and-the-wolf/. I might just have to order a copy of this with the illustrations by Frans Haacken!

    1. Thanks a lot for your recommendations, I will definitely look for it. You did a great round up on your blog!