Igor Stravinsky: Octet; L'Histoire du Soldat - Eastman Virtuosi; Eastman Wind Ensemble; Jan Oplach; Mark Davis Scatterday (conductor)
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  1. Octet for wind instruments
  2. L'histoire du soldat (The Soldier's Tale), for 3 actors, dancer & 7 instruments
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If one characteristic of neo-classicism is emphasized in this recording by the Eastman Wind Ensemble and the Eastman Virtuosi, it must be dryness, for nearly every aspect of these performances of Igor Stravinsky's Octet and L'Histoire du soldat is presented with this distinctive quality. There's every reason to treat these works with objectivity and coolness, for Stravinsky insisted on a certain detachment in the music he composed in the wake of World War I, but especially so in the pieces of his neo-classical phase, which ...

Igor Stravinsky: Octet; L'Histoire du Soldat 2013, Avie

UPC: 822252227727