Soundbite: The Soldier's Tale

Please note: latecomers may not be admitted to this performance

Soundbites are hour-long lunch time concerts curated and performed by ANAM musicians. Throughout the year, these concerts feature diverse solo and chamber repertoire.

Igor Stravinsky and Charles-Ferdinand Ramuz's classic theatrical work ‘to be read, played, and danced’, which tells a Faustian tale of a soldier who trades his violin to the Devil in exchange for unlimited wealth, was conceived in a time of economic crisis for the composer. Originally designed to be toured around Switzerland with an unusual septet of instruments, The Soldier's Tale is a fascinating blend of instrumental colours, tonality, and rhythm, featuring influences from popular musical styles of the early 20th century.

STRAVINSKY The Soldier's Tale

Alexander Meagher VIC percussion
Fabian Russell conductor
Phil Lambert narrator
Bethany Simons narrator
ANAM Musicians

Photo by Pia Johnson

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