Stravinsky - The Soldier's Tale (2018)

Stravinsky

London Symphony Orchestra Chamber Ensemble

Roman Simovic

 

In 1918, some five years after having gained notoriety with his ballet The Rite of Spring, Stravinsky composed a very different yet almost equally seminal work, The Soldier’s Tale (L'Histoire du soldat). Unlike the grandiose orchestral forces required for his earlier revolutionary ballet, the new work was intended for a small group of musicians accompanying a story “to be read, played and danced” by a few performers. To a large degree the restricted resources were imposed by the economic stringencies of post-First World War Europe, made all the more acute in Stravinsky’s case by the October Revolution and his subsequent loss of what means he had in Russia. Yet those restrictions inspired one of the most inventive and evocative suite of pieces for chamber ensemble ever composed.

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Stravinsky - The Soldier's Tale (2018)

Stravinsky

London Symphony Orchestra Chamber Ensemble

Digital Converters: Horus
Editing Software: Pyramix
Mastering Engineer: Jonathan Stokes
Producer: James Mallinson
Recording Engineer: JOnathan Stokes, Neil Hutchinson - Classic Sound Ltd.
Recording location: Herwood Hall, LSO St. Luke's, London
Recording Software: Merging
Recording Type & Bit Rate: 128fs

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Part I - Introduction. The Soldiers March
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Part I - Music for Scene 1. Airs by a Stream
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Part I - The Soldiers March (Reprise)
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Part I - Music for Scene 2. Pastorale
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Part II - The Soldiers March (Reprise)
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Part II - The Royal March
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Part II - The Little Concert
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Part II - Three Dances - I. Tango
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Part II - Three Dances - II. Waltz
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Part II - Three Dances - III. Ragtime
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Part II - The Devils Dance
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Part II - Little Chorale
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Part II - The Devils Song
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Part II - Great Chorale
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Part II - Triumphal March of the Devil
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