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ROGER WATERS - THE SOLDIER'S TALE - NARRATED BY ROGER WATERS (CD)

ROGER WATERS - THE SOLDIER'S TALE - NARRATED BY ROGER WATERS (CD)
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ROGER WATERS - THE SOLDIER'S TALE - NARRATED BY ROGER WATERS (CD)

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ROGER WATERS - THE SOLDIER'S TALE - NARRATED BY ROGER WATERS (CD)

Rock legend Roger Waters has adapted the narration and recorded Stravinsky’s The Soldier’s Tale –he narrates the whole of this harrowing modern fairy tale himself. When the Devil and the Soldier argue towards the end of the opening section of Stravinsky’s The Soldier’s Tale, the eavesdropper may well feel a very real sense of fear. Roger Waters articulates this violent dispute with so much energy and cold fury, building from climax to climax and thrillingly working himself up into such a rage, that we suddenly sympathize with the drama of the ordinary man who wants too much and who risks too much. In short, this rock star is an outstanding narrator –the founder of Pink Floyd speaks all three roles in Stravinsky’s piece of music theatre: the Soldier, the Devil and the Narrator. The Soldier’s Taleis a disturbing and implacably modern fairytaleand at the same time an anti-war piece. It also marks a turning point in Stravinsky’s output. By 1917 the native of St Petersburg was already a star: for years he had been a regular visitor to Paris, his ballets had caused a sensation and he had been acclaimed as a pianist and as a conductor. But the First World War left its mark on the world of music. It was at this juncture that Stravinsky wrote The Soldier’s Tale–its original title is Histoire du Soldat. It is scored for an ensemble of seven musicians: violin, double bass, clarinet, bassoon, trombone, percussion and a small cornet à pistonsthat is often replaced by a trumpet. The result is an unusual work that combines extreme interiority on the one hand with a gripping sense of drama and remarkable expressivity on the other.

TRACKLISTING
1. The Soldiers March
2. Slogging Homeword
3. Airs by a Stream
4. As You Can Hear...
5. The Soldiers March (Reprise)
6. Eventually, Joseph Reaches his Home Village...
7. Pastorale
8. The Soldier, Disconsolate...
9. Pastorale(Reprise)
10. The Soldier, Slowly Coming Back to Himself...
11. Airs by a Stream (Reprise) -To Stretch Out on the Grass...
12. Hey Satan, You Bastard...
13. Airs by a Stream (2nd Reprise)
14. Now to be Gained Here...
15. The Soldiers March (2nd Reprise) -Down a Hot and Dusty Track...
16. He Doesn't Even Know Himself...
17. The Soldiers March (3rd Reprise) -Will he Take the Road to Home...
18. He doesn't have a Home Anymore...
19. The Royal March
20. So all was Arranged...
21. Later that Night...
22. The Little Concert -Light Floods the Eastern Sky...
23. The Soldier, with a Confident Air...
24. Three Dances -Tango, Pt. 1
25. Three Dances -Tango, Pt. 2
26. Three Dances -Waltz & Ragtime
27. So First a Tango...
28. The Devil's Dance
29. The Devil, Confused...
30. The Little Chorale
31. The Devil Recovers Some of his Wits
32. The Devil's Song -All Right! You'll be Safe at Home...
33. Hm, a Fair Warning...
34. Grand Chorale (Part 1)
35. Spring, Summer, Autumn...
36. Grand Chorale (Part 2)
37. Steady Now...
38. Grand Chorale (Part 3)
39. Steady, Just Smell the Flowers...
40. Grand Chorale (Part 4)
41. Now I have Everything...
42. Grand Chorale (Part 5)
43. The Princess, all Excited...
44. Grand Chorale (Part 6)
45. And so, Off They Go...
46. Triumphal March of the Devil

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Release Date 26 Oct 2018
Brand N/A
Artist ROGER WATERS
Title THE SOLDIER'S TALE - NARRATED BY ROGER WATERS
Format CD
Packaging -
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