Igor Stravinsky: An American Soldier's Tale

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>Stravinsky, Igor : L'histoire du soldat (The Soldier's Tale), for 3 actors, dancer & 7 instruments
>Stravinsky, Igor : L'histoire du soldat (The Soldier's Tale), suite transcribed for violin, clarinet & piano

Album Summary

>Stravinsky, Igor : L'histoire du soldat (The Soldier's Tale), for 3 actors, dancer & 7 instruments
>Stravinsky, Igor : L'histoire du soldat (The Soldier's Tale), suite transcribed for violin, clarinet & piano
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Notes & Reviews:

The first recording of Kurt Vonnegut's libretto! Vonnegut's libretto is loosely based on The Execution of Private Slovik, a nonfiction book by William Bradford Huie published in 1954. The resulting version is a highly controversial yet entertaining fusion of Stravinsky's music and the edgy, abrupt Vonnegut text. This is an American soldier's tale that doesn't have a happy ending. In the Vonnegut libretto there are four spoken roles, that of the General (narrator), Private Slovik, a Red Cross Nurse, and a Military Policemen. The work has only been performed a few times and an international copyright dispute, just settled in 2006, limited performances even further.



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Works Details

>Stravinsky, Igor : L'histoire du soldat (The Soldier's Tale), for 3 actors, dancer & 7 instruments
  • Conductor: David Waybright
  • Ensemble: American Chamber Winds
  • Notes: Belfer Recording Studio, Syracuse University (2008-05-28_2008-05-30&2008-)
  • Running Time: 32 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1918

>Stravinsky, Igor : L'histoire du soldat (The Soldier's Tale), suite transcribed for violin, clarinet & piano
  • Performers: Todd Reynolds (Violin); Andrew Russo (Piano); Evan Ziporyn (Clarinet)
  • Conductor: David Waybright
  • Running Time: 14 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1918-1919