Daily Archives: October 2, 2011

SO SWEET: “PETER HAD A WOLF”: PETRA VAN NUIS and JUDY ROBERTS

Some performances announce themselves in capital letters as soon as they start.  Others sneak into your heart, deeply and sweetly, with every note and inflection.  I hadn’t heard the song PETER HAD A WOLF before, but when I found out about this video performance of the fine singer Petra van Nuis and pianist Judy Roberts (a great singer herself) performing it, I began to watch and was entranced before the first four bars were over.

Children’s stories for adults — speaking to the yearning that is in all our hearts!

And after you’ve watched it once, amused and touched by the song’s simple power, watch it again to admire Petra’s charm, her tenderness, and Judy’s masterfully generous accompaniment.

And then — like a chain letter from the heart — send it to someone you love.  Or several people you love . . .