Purring cats, waddling ducks, fluttering birds, a nasty wolf and the brave little peter. Who doesn’t know the adventures of the little boy who doesn’t listen to his grandfather but understands the language of animals?. The musical march "peter and the wolf shows how different instruments can be used to tell an exciting story. That this can also be achieved with a single instrument was demonstrated on monday by the dean’s cantor on the organ of the christuskirche, while susanne popp lent her voice to this popular composition.
In the original, each protagonist – peter, his grandfather and a handful of animals – is assigned an instrument in the orchestra. Although the organ is the only instrument capable of imitating an entire orchestra. An orchestral work on the "queen of instruments" alone nevertheless, it is undoubtedly a rough challenge to perform. Thanks to the richness of sound of the romantic steinmeyer organ and skilful registration, deanery cantor marius popp nevertheless managed, seemingly effortlessly, to bring all those involved to life and at the same time portray their different characters. A real experience for its young and young-at-heart audience, which on monday attentively and with rough eyes followed the as exciting as instructive musical explanation.
"Peter and the wolf wears the typical costumes of a march. The story centers around little peter, who lives with his grandfather on the edge of a forest. He understands the language of the cat, the bird and the duck. The animals are his friends. The grandfather warns peter to always keep the garden door closed in case the wolf comes out of the woods. One day the wolf actually comes and satisfies his hunger by eating the duck. The brave peter does not let himself be intimidated and catches the wolf with cunning and the help of the bird. Together with the hunters, the father, the cat and the bird, peter brings the wolf to the zoo.