By Antonia Russo
Special to the Economist
SOLON– Once again the Solon library window takes us to Russia for our holiday display. We have visited the glittering late 19th Century world of the Tsar with Tchaikovsky’s “Nutcracker Suite.” Now we return to view a winter scene in Stalin’s Russia with Sergei Prokofiev’s “Peter and the Wolf.”
Far in the north, at the edge of a snowy forest– set amidst birch trees, is Grandfather’s cabin. Here, Grandfather, Peter, the little bird, the duck, wolf, and hunters perform the musical drama that has delighted children for generations.