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Stravinsky: L'Histoire du soldat

Album Summary

>Stravinsky, Igor : L'histoire du soldat (The Soldier's Tale), for 3 actors, dancer & 7 instruments
Performer Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

When Igor Stravinsky read The Soldier's Tale in 1916, he was inspired to transform the fairy tale into a theater work. In wartime Switzerland, where the composer was living in exile, all the theatres were closed. The piece was therefore created with purely practical considerations in mind - a mobile stage, a minimal seven-piece orchestra and a plot in which the scenes followed each other like a series of illustrations. The story is taken from a Russian folk tale, but there are parallels in other cultures, such as the puppet show version of Doctor Faustus. This version, in German, is narrated by Dominique Horwitz from an adaptation by Hans Reinhart.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Studio P4/Berlin (12/04/2009-12/07/2009).



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Works Details

>Stravinsky, Igor : L'histoire du soldat (The Soldier's Tale), for 3 actors, dancer & 7 instruments
  • Performer: Kolja Blacher (Violin)
  • Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Soloists
  • Notes: Studio P4/Berlin (12/04/2009-12/07/2009)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1918