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STRAVINSKY, I.: Soldier's Tale (The) (F. Child, McGuire, Biehl, Tianwa Yang, Virginia Arts Festival Chamber Players, Falletta)

    





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STRAVINSKY, I.: Soldier's Tale (The) (F. Child, McGuire, Biehl, Tianwa Yang, Virginia Arts Festival Chamber Players, Falletta)

Stravinsky conceived the idea of a small-scale theatrical work towards the end of the First World War. Collaborating with Swiss writer Charles-Ferdinand Ramuz and painter and designer René-Victor Auberjonois, he wrote Histoire du Soldat (The Soldier’s Tale), derived from a Russian folk tale by Alexander Afanasyev. It is scored for narrator, two speakers and an instrumental septet—‘to be read, played and danced’ as there is also a non-speaking dancing rôle. The Faustian morality tale is rendered as a music drama of extraordinary rhythmic charge and gripping power.


Stravinsky, Igor
Ramuz, Charles-Ferdinand / Black, Kitty / Flanders, Michael Henry / Berlin, Pamela, lyricist(s)

  Histoire du soldat (The Soldier's Tale) (narrated in English, revised P. Berlin)
1.   Part I: Introduction: The Soldier's March (Narrator) 00:01:52
2.   Part I: This isn't a bad place to stop… (Soldier, Narrator) 00:00:55
3.   Part I Scene 1: Airs by a Stream 00:02:27
4.   Part I Scene 1: Give me your fiddle… (Devil, Soldier, Narrator) 00:03:55
5.   Part I Scene 1: The Soldier's March (reprise) (Narrator) 00:01:39
6.   Part I Scene 1: Hurray, here we are!… (Narrator, Soldier) 00:02:26
7.   Part I Scene 2: Pastorale 00:02:46
8.   Part I Scene 2: The Soldier looks up… (Narrator, Soldier, Devil) 00:01:57
9.   Part I Scene 2: Pastorale (reprise) 00:00:40
10.   Part I Scene 2: He took the book and began to read… (Narrator, Soldier) 00:02:23
11.   Part I Scene 3: Airs by a Stream: Just to stretch out on the grass… (Narrator, Soldier, Devil) 00:04:06
12.   Part I Scene 3: Airs by a Stream (reprise) 00:00:45
13.   Part II: The Soldier's March (reprise): Down a hot and dusty road… (Narrator) 00:01:42
14.   Part II: Now he comes to another land… (Narrator, Soldier) 00:02:29
15.   Part II: Royal March 00:02:39
16.   Part II: They gave the word for the band to play… (Soldier, Narrator, Devil) 00:04:49
17.   Part II: The Little Concert 00:02:55
18.   Part II: There on her bed the Princess lies… (Narrator) 00:00:18
19.   Part II: 3 Dances: No. 1. Tango 00:02:11
20.   Part II: 3 Dances: No. 2. Valse 00:01:59
21.   Part II: 3 Dances: No. 3. Ragtime 00:02:16
22.   Part II: The Soldier holds the Princess close… (Narrator) 00:00:18
23.   Part II: The Devil's Dance 00:01:23
24.   Part II: The Devil's exhausted… (Narrator) 00:00:10
25.   Part II: The Little Chorale 00:00:38
26.   Part II: The Devil's Song: All right! I shall have to wait… (Devil) 00:00:40
27.   Part II: Grand Chorale: You must not seek to add to what you have… (Narrator) 00:03:23
28.   Part II: I have everything… (Soldier, Narrator, Devil) 00:02:01
29.   Part II: Triumphal March of the Devil 00:02:19

Total Playing Time: 00:58:01






Composer(s):
Stravinsky, Igor

Lyricist(s):
Berlin, Pamela; Black, Kitty; Flanders, Michael Henry; Ramuz, Charles-Ferdinand

Conductor(s):
Falletta, JoAnn

Ensemble(s):
Virginia Arts Festival Chamber Players

Artist(s):
Biehl, Jeff; Child, Fred; McGuire, Jared; Yang, Tianwa

Label: Naxos

Genre: Chamber Music

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: 8.573537

Barcode: 747313353774

Physical Release: 03/2016

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