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The Stravinsky Project 2
14/7/2010

Igor the Story-Teller

Musical Director: Gianluca Ruggeri

 

Date:                Wednesday 14 July

Time:                21:00

Venue:              President’s Palace Courtyard – Valletta

Tickets:             €15, concessions €10

 

The second evening of the Stravinsky Project features the famous Histoire du Soldat scored for violin, double bass, clarinet, bassoon, trumpet, trombone and percussion. Histoire du Soldat is based on a story by C.F.Ramuz from Alexander Afanasiev’s collection of Russian tales. A Faustian narrative on the theme of an individual who sells his soul to the devil, only that in this case it’s a soldier who exchanges his violin for a book of knowledge…

 

Programme:

 

Part I

Prelude: Stravinsky and Block – Visions of Russia

excerpts from Block’s poetry with music by Stravinsky for voice and piano

Part II

Stravinsky      Histoire Du Soldat

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