Bird from Walt Disney’s “Peter and the Wolf”
Daughter of President Obama
3. Russian name – a short
form of Alexander
and the Wolf" bird; Bird in “Peter and the Wolf”;
Nickname for Alexander; Alexander, for short; One of the Obama
girls; White House girl
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Flute “Peter and the Wolf”
and the Wolf is a composition by Sergei Prokofiev written after
his return to Russia in 1936. It is a children's story (also
written by Prokofiev) spoken by a narrator accompanied by the
coloring book cover
had ordered that art had to be reflective of the Communist ideal
and that music had to be simple and understandable. Prokofiev, a
child prodigy and enfant terrible, probably wrote this piece with
tongue-in-cheek. Nevertheless it has been a great success not
only with children everywhere but also with adults.
and the Wolf is scored for flute, oboe, clarinet (in A), bassoon,
3 horns, trumpet, trombone, timpani, triangle, tambourine,
cymbals, castanets, snare drum, bass drum and strings. Each
character in the story has a particular instrument and a musical
theme, or leitmotif:
- 3 French Horns
(gunshots) - Timpani and Bass Drum (The hunters' theme is
actually introduced by the woodwinds)
- String instruments
Disney produced an animated version of the work in 1946, with
Sterling Holloway providing the voice of the narrator. This
version makes small changes to the original Prokofiev story,
particularly in providing names for the characters — Sasha
the bird, Sonia the duck, and Ivan the cat, for instance. It was
released theatrically as a segment in Make Mine Music, then
separately on home video in the 1990s on.
and Michelle Obama have two daughters: Malia Ann, born on July 4,
1998, and Natasha (known as Sasha), born on June 10, 2001. They
were both delivered by their parents' friend Dr. Anita Blanchard
at University of Chicago Medical Center. Sasha is the youngest
child to reside in the White House since John F. Kennedy, Jr.
arrived as an infant in 1961.
his inauguration, President Obama published an open letter to his
daughters in Parade magazine, describing what he wants for them
and every child in America: "to grow up in a world with no
limits on your dreams and no achievements beyond your reach, and
to grow into compassionate, committed women who will help build
living in Chicago, the Obamas kept busy schedules, as the
Associated Press reports: "soccer, dance and drama for
Malia, gymnastics and tap for Sasha, piano and tennis for both."
In July 2008, the family gave an interview to the television
series Access Hollywood. Obama later said they regretted allowing
the children to be included.
and Sasha attend the private Sidwell Friends School in
Washington, DC, the same school as attended by Chelsea Clinton,
Tricia Nixon Cox, and Archibald Roosevelt, and currently the
grandchildren of Vice President Joe Biden. The Obama girls began
classes there on January 5, 2009. While in Chicago, both attended
the private University of Chicago Laboratory School.
his victory speech on the night of his election, President Obama
repeated his promise to Sasha and Malia to get a puppy to take
with them to the White House. The selection was slow because
Malia is allergic to animal dander; the president subsequently
said that the choice had been narrowed down to either a
labradoodle or Portuguese Water Dog, and they hoped to find a
shelter animal. On April 12, 2009, it was reported that the
Obamas had adopted a six-month-old Portuguese Water Dog given to
them as a gift from Senator Ted Kennedy; the dog was named Bo by
Malia and Sasha.[
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