Stravinsky: The Soldier's Tale

Stravinsky: The Soldier's Tale

Stravinsky: The Soldier's Tale
Label(s)
Genre(s)
Classical
Code
CKD 552
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Booklet available for download
  • Fanfare for a New Theatre
    Composer(s) Igor Stravinsky
    Artist(s) Oliver Knussen Royal Academy of Music Manson Ensemble

    Fanfare for a New Theatre

    00:47
    $2.40
  • Canon ad honorem Igor Stravinsky
    Composer(s) Peter Maxwell Davies
    Artist(s) Oliver Knussen Royal Academy of Music Manson Ensemble

    Canon ad honorem Igor Stravinsky

    02:10
    $2.40
  • Chorale from a Toy Shop - for Igor Stravinsky (2016 Version for Winds)
    Composer(s) Harrison Birtwistle
    Artist(s) Oliver Knussen Royal Academy of Music Manson Ensemble

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

    01:23
    $2.40
  • Chorale from a Toy Shop - for Igor Stravinsky (2016 Version for Strings)
    Composer(s) Harrison Birtwistle
    Artist(s) Oliver Knussen Royal Academy of Music Manson Ensemble

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

    01:25
    $2.40
  • The Soldier's Tale, Part I: I. Introduction. The Soldier's March
    Composer(s) Igor Stravinsky Charles-Ferdinand Ramuz
    Artist(s) Oliver Knussen Dame Harriet Walter, Sir Harrison Birtwistle Royal Academy of Music Manson Ensemble

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

    02:38
    $2.40
  • The Soldier's Tale, Part I: II. Music for Scene 1. Airs by a Stream
    Composer(s) Igor Stravinsky Charles-Ferdinand Ramuz
    Artist(s) Oliver Knussen George Benjamin, Dame Harriet Walter, Sir Harrison Birtwistle Royal Academy of Music Manson Ensemble

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

    06:52
    $4.80
  • The Soldier's Tale, Part I: III. Reprise. The Soldier’s March
    Composer(s) Igor Stravinsky Charles-Ferdinand Ramuz
    Artist(s) Oliver Knussen Dame Harriet Walter Royal Academy of Music Manson Ensemble

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

    04:33
    $2.40
  • The Soldier's Tale, Part I: IV. Music for Scene 2. Pastorale
    Composer(s) Igor Stravinsky Charles-Ferdinand Ramuz
    Artist(s) Oliver Knussen George Benjamin, Sir Harrison Birtwistle Royal Academy of Music Manson Ensemble

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

    04:54
    $2.40
  • The Soldier's Tale, Part I: V. Music for the End of Scene 2
    Composer(s) Igor Stravinsky Charles-Ferdinand Ramuz
    Artist(s) Oliver Knussen Dame Harriet Walter Royal Academy of Music Manson Ensemble

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

    03:12
    $2.40
  • The Soldier's Tale, Part I: VI. Reprise. Airs by a Stream
    Composer(s) Igor Stravinsky Charles-Ferdinand Ramuz
    Artist(s) Oliver Knussen Dame Harriet Walter, Sir Harrison Birtwistle Royal Academy of Music Manson Ensemble

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

    04:18
    $2.40
  • The Soldier's Tale, Part I: VII. Music for Scene 3. Airs by a Stream
    Composer(s) Igor Stravinsky
    Artist(s) Oliver Knussen Royal Academy of Music Manson Ensemble

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

    00:53
    $2.40
  • The Soldier's Tale, Part II. I. Reprise. The Soldier's March
    Composer(s) Igor Stravinsky Charles-Ferdinand Ramuz
    Artist(s) Oliver Knussen Dame Harriet Walter Royal Academy of Music Manson Ensemble

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

    04:09
    $2.40
  • The Soldier's Tale, Part II. II. Royal March
    Composer(s) Igor Stravinsky Charles-Ferdinand Ramuz
    Artist(s) Oliver Knussen George Benjamin, Dame Harriet Walter, Sir Harrison Birtwistle Royal Academy of Music Manson Ensemble

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

    07:15
    $4.80
  • The Soldier's Tale, Part II. III. Little Concert
    Composer(s) Igor Stravinsky Charles-Ferdinand Ramuz
    Artist(s) Oliver Knussen Dame Harriet Walter Royal Academy of Music Manson Ensemble

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

    02:56
    $2.40
  • The Soldier's Tale, Part II. IV. Three Dances. Tango
    Composer(s) Igor Stravinsky
    Artist(s) Oliver Knussen Royal Academy of Music Manson Ensemble

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

    02:03
    $2.40
  • The Soldier's Tale, Part II. V. Three Dances. Waltz
    Composer(s) Igor Stravinsky
    Artist(s) Oliver Knussen Royal Academy of Music Manson Ensemble

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

    01:52
    $2.40
  • The Soldier's Tale, Part II. VI. Three Dances. Ragtime
    Composer(s) Igor Stravinsky
    Artist(s) Oliver Knussen Royal Academy of Music Manson Ensemble

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

    02:07
    $2.40
  • The Soldier's Tale, Part II. VII. The Devil's Dance
    Composer(s) Igor Stravinsky
    Artist(s) Oliver Knussen Royal Academy of Music Manson Ensemble

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

    02:07
    $2.40
  • The Soldier's Tale, Part II. VIII. Little Chorale
    Composer(s) Igor Stravinsky
    Artist(s) Oliver Knussen Royal Academy of Music Manson Ensemble

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

    00:36
    $2.40
  • The Soldier's Tale, Part II. IX. The Devil's Song
    Composer(s) Igor Stravinsky Charles-Ferdinand Ramuz
    Artist(s) Oliver Knussen George Benjamin Royal Academy of Music Manson Ensemble

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

    00:42
    $2.40
  • The Soldier's Tale, Part II. X. Great Chorale
    Composer(s) Igor Stravinsky Charles-Ferdinand Ramuz
    Artist(s) Oliver Knussen Dame Harriet Walter Royal Academy of Music Manson Ensemble

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

    04:40
    $2.40
  • The Soldier's Tale, Part II. XI. Triumphal March of the Devil
    Composer(s) Igor Stravinsky
    Artist(s) Oliver Knussen Royal Academy of Music Manson Ensemble

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

    02:18
    $2.40
  • Double Canon (Raoul Dufy in memoriam)
    Composer(s) Igor Stravinsky
    Artist(s) Oliver Knussen Royal Academy of Music Manson Ensemble

    Double Canon (Raoul Dufy in memoriam)

    01:25
    $2.40
  • Epitaphium für das Grabmal des Prinzen Max Egon zu Fürstenberg
    Composer(s) Igor Stravinsky
    Artist(s) Oliver Knussen Royal Academy of Music Manson Ensemble

    Epitaphium für das Grabmal des Prinzen Max Egon zu Fürstenberg

    01:18
    $2.40
  • Tombeau - in memoriam Igor Stravinsky
    Composer(s) Harrison Birtwistle
    Artist(s) Oliver Knussen Royal Academy of Music Manson Ensemble

    Tombeau - in memoriam Igor Stravinsky

    02:11
    $2.40
  • Canon in memoriam Igor Stravinsky
    Composer(s) Peter Maxwell Davies
    Artist(s) Oliver Knussen Royal Academy of Music Manson Ensemble

    Canon in memoriam Igor Stravinsky

    01:24
    $2.40

Total running time: 70 minutes.

Album information

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. Named in The Sunday Times' '100 Best Albums of 2017' list and Kate Molleson's Top 20 Classical Albums of 2017 in The Herald.

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.