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Stravinsky: Histoire du soldat (Suite), etc / Craft, et al

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>Stravinsky, Igor : Pastorale for Violin, Oboe, English Horn, Clarinet and Bassoon
>Stravinsky, Igor : L'histoire du soldat (The Soldier's Tale), concert suite for 7 instruments
>Stravinsky, Igor : Pieces (3) for Clarinet solo
>Stravinsky, Igor : Pour Pablo Picasso, for clarinet
>Stravinsky, Igor : Pribaoutki (4), song cycle for voice & 8 instruments or piano
>Stravinsky, Igor : Berceuses du Chat (4), song cycle for voice & 3 clarinets or piano
>Stravinsky, Igor : Renard
>Stravinsky, Igor : Poems of Balmont (2), for voice & chamber orchestra
>Stravinsky, Igor : Japanese Lyrics (3), song cycle for voice & piano (or chamber orchestra)
>Stravinsky, Igor : Scherzo a la Russe, for jazz band
>Stravinsky, Igor : Song of the Volga Boatman

Album Summary

>Stravinsky, Igor : Pastorale for Violin, Oboe, English Horn, Clarinet and Bassoon
>Stravinsky, Igor : L'histoire du soldat (The Soldier's Tale), concert suite for 7 instruments
>Stravinsky, Igor : Pieces (3) for Clarinet solo
>Stravinsky, Igor : Pour Pablo Picasso, for clarinet
>Stravinsky, Igor : Pribaoutki (4), song cycle for voice & 8 instruments or piano
>Stravinsky, Igor : Berceuses du Chat (4), song cycle for voice & 3 clarinets or piano
>Stravinsky, Igor : Renard
>Stravinsky, Igor : Poems of Balmont (2), for voice & chamber orchestra
>Stravinsky, Igor : Japanese Lyrics (3), song cycle for voice & piano (or chamber orchestra)
>Stravinsky, Igor : Scherzo a la Russe, for jazz band
>Stravinsky, Igor : Song of the Volga Boatman
Performers Conductor Ensembles Composer

Notes & Reviews:

This is a unique collection of mostly short works that Stravinsky re-worked in different arrangements to suit the occasion. Pastorale, transcribed here for a quartet of oboe, clarinet, English horn, and bassoon, is one of Stravinsky's most popular pieces, as well as his own favourite among his pre-Firebird creations. The Soldier's Tale, scored for only 7 players, is based on a Russian folk-tale of the soldier who sells his soul to the devil in exchange for a violin. Stravinsky's comic masterpiece, Renard, also based on a Russian folk-tale, is heard here in an amended version of his own English translation. Scherzo a la Russe is the original, scored for the Paul Whiteman band of six saxophones, eight strings, harp, piano, assorted brass, woodwinds, and percussion.



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Works Details

>Stravinsky, Igor : Pastorale for Violin, Oboe, English Horn, Clarinet and Bassoon
  • Performers: Charles Neidich (Clarinet); Stephen Taylor (Oboe); Frank Morelli (Bassoon); Rolf Schulte (Violin)
  • Conductor: Robert Craft
  • Ensemble: Orchestra of St. Luke's members
  • Running Time: 3 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1933

>Stravinsky, Igor : L'histoire du soldat (The Soldier's Tale), concert suite for 7 instruments
  • Performers: Rolf Schulte (Violin); Christopher Gekker (Trumpet); Gordon Gottlieb (Percussion); John Feeney (Double Bass); Michael Powell (Trombone); Frank Morelli (Bassoon); William Blount (Clarinet)
  • Conductor: Robert Craft
  • Ensemble: Orchestra of St. Luke's members
  • Running Time: 15 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1920

>Stravinsky, Igor : Pieces (3) for Clarinet solo
  • Performer: Charles Neidich (Clarinet)
  • Conductor: Robert Craft
  • Ensemble: Orchestra of St. Luke's members
  • Running Time: 3 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1919

>Stravinsky, Igor : Pour Pablo Picasso, for clarinet
  • Performer: Charles Neidich (Clarinet)
  • Conductor: Robert Craft
  • Ensemble: Orchestra of St. Luke's members
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1917

>Stravinsky, Igor : Pribaoutki (4), song cycle for voice & 8 instruments or piano
  • Performer: Catherine Ciesinski (Voice)
  • Conductor: Robert Craft
  • Ensemble: Orchestra of St. Luke's members
  • Running Time: 3 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1914

>Stravinsky, Igor : Berceuses du Chat (4), song cycle for voice & 3 clarinets or piano
  • Performer: Catherine Ciesinski (Voice)
  • Conductor: Robert Craft
  • Ensemble: Orchestra of St. Luke's members
  • Running Time: 3 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1915-1916

>Stravinsky, Igor : Renard
  • Performers: Kurt Muroki (Double Bass); Chris Dean (Cimbalom); Louis Hanzlik (Trumpet); Tara O'Connor (Piccolo); Tara O'Connor (Flute); Thomas Kolor (Percussion); Steven Spiers; David Bowlin (Violin); William Purvis (French Horn); Richard O'Neill (Viola); Daniel Druckman (Percussion); Fred Sherry (Cello); Alan Kay (Clarinet); Daniel Grabois (French Horn); John Aler (Tenor); Stephen Taylor (Oboe); David Evitts (Baritone); Frank Morelli (Bassoon); Gordon Gottlieb (Timpani); Wilbur Pauley (Bass); Jennifer Frautschi (Violin)
  • Conductor: Robert Craft
  • Ensemble: Orchestra of St. Luke's members
  • Running Time: 17 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1916

>Stravinsky, Igor : Poems of Balmont (2), for voice & chamber orchestra
  • Performer: Susan Narucki (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Robert Craft
  • Ensemble: Twentieth Century Classics Ensemble
  • Running Time: 3 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1954

>Stravinsky, Igor : Japanese Lyrics (3), song cycle for voice & piano (or chamber orchestra)
  • Performer: Susan Narucki (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Robert Craft
  • Ensemble: Twentieth Century Classics Ensemble
  • Running Time: 3 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1913

>Stravinsky, Igor : Scherzo à la Russe, for jazz band
  • Conductor: Robert Craft
  • Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra
  • Running Time: 3 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1944

>Stravinsky, Igor : Song of the Volga Boatman
  • Conductor: Robert Craft
  • Ensemble: Orchestra of St. Luke's members
  • Running Time: 1 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1917