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Stravinsky: The Soldier's Tale

Oliver Knussen

Stravinsky: The Soldier's Tale

...an eclectic contemporary programme
CKD 552 (Linn Records)
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1
Fanfare for a New Theatre

Fanfare for a New Theatre

Composer Igor Stravinsky
Conductor Oliver Knussen
Band Royal Academy of Music Manson Ensemble
00:47 Play $1.70
2
Canon ad honorem Igor Stravinsky

Canon ad honorem Igor Stravinsky

Composer Peter Maxwell Davies
Conductor Oliver Knussen
Band Royal Academy of Music Manson Ensemble
Arranger Oliver Knussen
02:10 Play $1.70
3
Chorale from a Toy Shop - for Igor Stravinsky (2016 Version for Winds)

Chorale from a Toy Shop - for Igor Stravinsky (2016 Version for Winds)

Composer Harrison Birtwistle
Conductor Oliver Knussen
Band Royal Academy of Music Manson Ensemble
01:23 Play $1.70
4
Chorale from a Toy Shop - for Igor Stravinsky (2016 Version for Strings)

Chorale from a Toy Shop - for Igor Stravinsky (2016 Version for Strings)

Composer Harrison Birtwistle
Conductor Oliver Knussen
Band Royal Academy of Music Manson Ensemble
01:25 Play $1.70
5
The Soldier's Tale, Part I: I. Introduction. The Soldier's March

The Soldier's Tale, Part I: I. Introduction. The Soldier's March

Composer Igor Stravinsky
Conductor Oliver Knussen
Soloist Dame Harriet Walter, Sir Harrison Birtwistle
Band Royal Academy of Music Manson Ensemble
Writer Charles-Ferdinand Ramuz
02:38 Play $1.70
6
The Soldier's Tale, Part I: II. Music for Scene 1. Airs by a Stream

The Soldier's Tale, Part I: II. Music for Scene 1. Airs by a Stream

Composer Igor Stravinsky
Conductor Oliver Knussen
Soloist George Benjamin, Dame Harriet Walter, Sir Harrison Birtwistle
Band Royal Academy of Music Manson Ensemble
Writer Charles-Ferdinand Ramuz
06:52 Play $3.40
7
The Soldier's Tale, Part I: III. Reprise. The Soldier’s March

The Soldier's Tale, Part I: III. Reprise. The Soldier’s March

Composer Igor Stravinsky
Conductor Oliver Knussen
Soloist Dame Harriet Walter
Band Royal Academy of Music Manson Ensemble
Writer Charles-Ferdinand Ramuz
04:33 Play $1.70
8
The Soldier's Tale, Part I: IV. Music for Scene 2. Pastorale

The Soldier's Tale, Part I: IV. Music for Scene 2. Pastorale

Composer Igor Stravinsky
Conductor Oliver Knussen
Soloist George Benjamin, Sir Harrison Birtwistle
Band Royal Academy of Music Manson Ensemble
Writer Charles-Ferdinand Ramuz
04:54 Play $1.70
9
The Soldier's Tale, Part I: V. Music for the End of Scene 2

The Soldier's Tale, Part I: V. Music for the End of Scene 2

Composer Igor Stravinsky
Conductor Oliver Knussen
Soloist Dame Harriet Walter
Band Royal Academy of Music Manson Ensemble
Writer Charles-Ferdinand Ramuz
03:12 Play $1.70
10
The Soldier's Tale, Part I: VI. Reprise. Airs by a Stream

The Soldier's Tale, Part I: VI. Reprise. Airs by a Stream

Composer Igor Stravinsky
Conductor Oliver Knussen
Soloist Dame Harriet Walter, Sir Harrison Birtwistle
Band Royal Academy of Music Manson Ensemble
Writer Charles-Ferdinand Ramuz
04:18 Play $1.70
11
The Soldier's Tale, Part I: VII. Music for Scene 3. Airs by a Stream

The Soldier's Tale, Part I: VII. Music for Scene 3. Airs by a Stream

Composer Igor Stravinsky
Conductor Oliver Knussen
Band Royal Academy of Music Manson Ensemble
00:53 Play $1.70
12
The Soldier's Tale, Part II. I. Reprise. The Soldier's March

The Soldier's Tale, Part II. I. Reprise. The Soldier's March

Composer Igor Stravinsky
Conductor Oliver Knussen
Soloist Dame Harriet Walter
Band Royal Academy of Music Manson Ensemble
Writer Charles-Ferdinand Ramuz
04:09 Play $1.70
13
The Soldier's Tale, Part II. II. Royal March

The Soldier's Tale, Part II. II. Royal March

Composer Igor Stravinsky
Conductor Oliver Knussen
Soloist George Benjamin, Dame Harriet Walter, Sir Harrison Birtwistle
Band Royal Academy of Music Manson Ensemble
Writer Charles-Ferdinand Ramuz
07:15 Play $3.40
14
The Soldier's Tale, Part II. III. Little Concert

The Soldier's Tale, Part II. III. Little Concert

Composer Igor Stravinsky
Conductor Oliver Knussen
Soloist Dame Harriet Walter
Band Royal Academy of Music Manson Ensemble
Writer Charles-Ferdinand Ramuz
02:56 Play $1.70
15
The Soldier's Tale, Part II. IV. Three Dances. Tango

The Soldier's Tale, Part II. IV. Three Dances. Tango

Composer Igor Stravinsky
Conductor Oliver Knussen
Band Royal Academy of Music Manson Ensemble
02:03 Play $1.70
16
The Soldier's Tale, Part II. V. Three Dances. Waltz

The Soldier's Tale, Part II. V. Three Dances. Waltz

Composer Igor Stravinsky
Conductor Oliver Knussen
Band Royal Academy of Music Manson Ensemble
01:52 Play $1.70
17
The Soldier's Tale, Part II. VI. Three Dances. Ragtime

The Soldier's Tale, Part II. VI. Three Dances. Ragtime

Composer Igor Stravinsky
Conductor Oliver Knussen
Band Royal Academy of Music Manson Ensemble
02:07 Play $1.70
18
The Soldier's Tale, Part II. VII. The Devil's Dance

The Soldier's Tale, Part II. VII. The Devil's Dance

Composer Igor Stravinsky
Conductor Oliver Knussen
Band Royal Academy of Music Manson Ensemble
02:07 Play $1.70
19
The Soldier's Tale, Part II. VIII. Little Chorale

The Soldier's Tale, Part II. VIII. Little Chorale

Composer Igor Stravinsky
Conductor Oliver Knussen
Band Royal Academy of Music Manson Ensemble
00:36 Play $1.70
20
The Soldier's Tale, Part II. IX. The Devil's Song

The Soldier's Tale, Part II. IX. The Devil's Song

Composer Igor Stravinsky
Conductor Oliver Knussen
Soloist George Benjamin
Band Royal Academy of Music Manson Ensemble
Writer Charles-Ferdinand Ramuz
00:42 Play $1.70
21
The Soldier's Tale, Part II. X. Great Chorale

The Soldier's Tale, Part II. X. Great Chorale

Composer Igor Stravinsky
Conductor Oliver Knussen
Soloist Dame Harriet Walter
Band Royal Academy of Music Manson Ensemble
Writer Charles-Ferdinand Ramuz
04:40 Play $1.70
22
The Soldier's Tale, Part II. XI. Triumphal March of the Devil

The Soldier's Tale, Part II. XI. Triumphal March of the Devil

Composer Igor Stravinsky
Conductor Oliver Knussen
Band Royal Academy of Music Manson Ensemble
02:18 Play $1.70
23
Double Canon (Raoul Dufy in memoriam)

Double Canon (Raoul Dufy in memoriam)

Composer Igor Stravinsky
Conductor Oliver Knussen
Band Royal Academy of Music Manson Ensemble
01:25 Play $1.70
24
Epitaphium für das Grabmal des Prinzen Max Egon zu Fürstenberg

Epitaphium für das Grabmal des Prinzen Max Egon zu Fürstenberg

Composer Igor Stravinsky
Conductor Oliver Knussen
Band Royal Academy of Music Manson Ensemble
01:18 Play $1.70
25
Tombeau - in memoriam Igor Stravinsky

Tombeau - in memoriam Igor Stravinsky

Composer Harrison Birtwistle
Conductor Oliver Knussen
Band Royal Academy of Music Manson Ensemble
02:11 Play $1.70
26
Canon in memoriam Igor Stravinsky

Canon in memoriam Igor Stravinsky

Composer Peter Maxwell Davies
Conductor Oliver Knussen
Band Royal Academy of Music Manson Ensemble
01:24 Play $1.70
Total Running Time 70 minutes Purchase all tracks 
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The fifth recording from the talented students of London's Royal Academy pairs Stravinsky's The Soldier's Tale with music by Harrison Birtwistle and Peter Maxwell Davies.
Download includes - cover art, inlay, booklet
Igor Stravinsky

Igor Stravinsky

Stravinsky was a Russian composer, pianist, and conductor and is widely acknowledged as one of the most important and influential composers of 20th century music.
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Oliver Knussen

Oliver Knussen

Oliver Knussen CBE is one of the pre-eminent composer-conductors in the world today. Where the Wild Things Are is one of Knussen's best known works. 
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Royal Academy of Music

Royal Academy of Music

The Royal Academy of Music has been training musicians to the highest professional standards since its foundation in 1822.
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For his debut recording with Linn, conductor Oliver Knussen has assembled an impressive cast of contemporary composers for The Soldier's Tale: Harrison Birtwistle as the soldier and George Benjamin as the Devil, with actress Dame Harriet Walter as the narrator. The longest work on this disc, The Soldier's Tale mixes fiendishly difficult changes of time signature with Stravinsky's newly discovered love of jazz with melodies which echo his larger pre-war scores. It is also a work that demonstrates immense clarity and moving simplicity at times, and a sardonic wit at others.

With such a starry cast this recording will be of particular interest to those with an interest in contemporary music, especially considering the addition of two new Birtwistle world premiere versions of Chorale from a Toy Shop written specially for the recording.

The rest of the programme includes an exquisite Knussen arrangement of Maxwell Davies's Canon ad honorem Igor Stravinsky, intermixed with Stravinsky's own late commemorative miniatures.

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The Scotsman
4 Stars
'The musical performance is one of stinging clarity and incision...'
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The Sunday Times
'[A] remarkable disc...'
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Europadisc
'...this new account goes straight to the top of the pile...a dazzling account of a modern classic.'
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Financial Times
4 Stars
'Harriet Walter’s lively Narrator is paired with two august composers in the other speaking roles.'
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The Guardian
4 Stars
'...the playing of the Royal Academy's Manson Ensemble is taut, fearless and detailed.'
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Gramophone
'Anyone who knows Knussen's magical disc of seemingly intractable late Stravinsky (DG, 10/95) or his unbeatable Fairy's Kiss (DG, 11/97) will want this one too.'
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