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Igor Stravinsky: An American Soldier's Tale - American Chamber Winds; Andrew Russo (piano); Evan Ziporyn (clarinet); Todd Reynolds (violin); David A. Waybright (conductor)
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  1. L'histoire du soldat (The Soldier's Tale), for 3 actors, dancer & 7 instruments
  2. L'histoire du soldat (The Soldier's Tale), suite transcribed for violin, clarinet & piano
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This is the first recording of Stravinsky's L'histoire du Soldat replacing the original text by Ferdinand Ramuz with a version that Kurt Vonnegut wrote in 1993. Stravinsky's score is intact, but Vonnegut's new take on the subject retains nothing from Ramuz's original. Vonnegut's version is a dramatic account of the case of Private Eddie Slovik, the first American soldier executed for desertion since the Civil War, in France in 1945. (This is one of the few classical recordings to come with a parental advisory warning.) The ...