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L'Histoire du Soldat (The Soldier's Tale), for orchestra and narrator (1918)
Netherlands Danse Theatre
Conductor: David Porcelijn
Choreography: Jiri Kylian's
Running Time: 51 min
Menu languages: GB, D, F, SP
Subtitle languages: GB, D
Year of Recording: 1998
Sound Format: PCM Stereo
Picture Format: 4:3
Region Code: 2,5
Sel.No. 100 132 PAL

The onset of the First World War and the Russian Revolution of 1917 had drastic consequences for Stravinsky in his Swiss exile: his property was confiscated, and he thereby lost the rights to his works and the associated income, leaving him in a situation which isolated him as an artist.

His librettist for L'Histoire du soldat, Charles Ferdinand Ramuz, also found himself in this terrible position. In 1917 Ramuz and Stravinsky hatched the idea of "founding a travelling theatre which, with as little funding as possible, could be moved easily from place to place and perform in small meeting places."

Towards the end of the

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