Inr Symphony Orchestra, Franz André– Walt Disney’s The Sorcerer’s Apprentice

Label: Capitol Records – J-3253
Format: Vinyl, LP
Country: US
Released: 1972
Genre: Children’s
Style: Story

Sorcerer’s Apprentice 10:35
Walt Disney’s Story Of Pinoccio 6:35
Ferdinand The Bull 6:39
The Flying Mouse 6:39

The Sorcerer’s Apprentice (German: Der Zauberlehrling) is a poem by Goethe, written in 1797. The poem is a ballad in fourteen stanzas.

The poem begins as an old sorcerer departs his workshop, leaving his apprentice with chores to perform. Tired of fetching water by pail, the apprentice enchants a broom to do the work for him — using magic in which he is not yet fully trained. The floor is soon awash with water, and the apprentice realizes that he cannot stop the broom because he does not know how.

Not knowing how to control the enchanted broom, the apprentice splits it in two with an axe, but each of the pieces becomes a new broom and takes up a pail and continues fetching water, now at twice the speed. When all seems lost, the old sorcerer returns, quickly breaks the spell and saves the day. The poem finishes with the old sorcerer’s statement that powerful spirits should only be called by the master himself.

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