Stravinsky – The Soldier’s Tale

London Symphony Orchestra Chamber Ensemble

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Original Recording Format: DSD 128

 

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.

Tracklist

1.
Part I - Introduction. The Soldiers March
02:47
2.
Part I - Music for Scene 1. Airs by a Stream
06:33
3.
Part I - The Soldiers March (Reprise)
04:01
4.
Part I - Music for Scene 2. Pastorale
07:09
5.
Part I - Airs by a Stream (Reprise) ? Little Airs by a Stream
04:05
6.
Part II - The Soldiers March (Reprise)
03:44
7.
Part II - The Royal March
06:32
8.
Part II - The Little Concert
03:09
9.
Part II - Three Dances - I. Tango
02:43
10.
Part II - Three Dances - II. Waltz
01:54
11.
Part II - Three Dances - III. Ragtime
02:22
12.
Part II - The Devils Dance
01:28
13.
Part II - Little Chorale
00:42
14.
Part II - The Devils Song
00:43
15.
Part II - Great Chorale
05:15
16.
Part II - Triumphal March of the Devil
02:20

Total time: 00:55:27

Additional information

Label

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LSO5074

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Artists

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Genres

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Digital Converters

Horus

Editing Software

Pyramix

Mastering Engineer

Jonathan Stokes

Conductors

Original Recording Format

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

Release Date June 15, 2018

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