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2 April 2017, 7:40pm GMT+1

Histoire du Soldat, Igor Stravinsky's 1918 version with Italian text (for seven instruments and narrator)

  Cover Design by  Olimpia Zagnoli

Cover Design by Olimpia Zagnoli

TRACK LIST:

Part I
1. Marching Song
2. Airs by a Stream
3. Marching Sng
4. Pastorale
5. Pastorale Reprise
6. Airs by a Stream Reprise

Part II
7. Marching Song Reprise
8. Royal March
9. "Hanno fatto suonare la banda..."
10. Little Concert
11. Dances: Tango - Waltz - Rag-time
12. Devil's Dance
13. Little Chorale
14. Devil's Song
15. Grand Chorale
16. "Lei gli dice: se ci andassimo?"
17. The Devil's Triumphal March

CREDITS:

Stefano Panzeri, Narrator
Olimpia Zagnoli, Live Drawings
Yoko Morimyo, Violin
Alberto Boffelli, Double Bass
Enrico Gabrielli, Clarinet
Beatrice Baiocco, Bassoon
Paolo Raineri, Trumpet
Francesco Bucci, Trombone
Sebastiano De Gennaro, Percussion
Marcello Corti, Conductor

Recorded live at the Santa Marta Church in Merate (LC, Italy), October 2015
Marcello Mantovani, Sound Engineering
Mix, Editing and Post-production by Sebastiano De Gennaro and Marcello Corti. Mix and master by Roberto Rettura

DESCRIPTION:

"I will also record the fact that during the composition of Histoire du soldat Tristan Tzara and the other initiators of the Dada movement tried to persuade me to join them. I could see no future in Dada, however, and no musical use for it at all; and though the word 'Dada' sounded like 'yes yes' to my Russian ears, what the Dadaists where themselves saying amounted to something more like 'no no' (no offence to the composer of the Canto Sospeso). [...] The unique example of Dada in music is John Cage". (R. Craft, – I. Stravinskij, Expositions and Developments, University of California Press 1967)

«La musica mi si è qualche volta presentata in sogno [...].Fu durante la composizione dell’Histoire du soldat, e fui sorpreso e felice del risultato. Non solo la musica mi apparve ma anche la persona che la suonava era presente nel sogno. Una giovane zingara seduta sul ciglio della strada. Aveva in grembo un bambino e per intrattenerlo suonava il violino. [...] Il bambino era molto entusiasta di quella musica e l’applaudiva con le manine». (R. Craft,, I. Stravinskij, Colloqui con Stravinsky, Einaudi 1977)