The Soldier’s Tale

In this masterpiece by Stravinsky, a destitute soldier sells his soul to the Devil in exchange for a book that will bring him wealth. Unable to find happiness in spite of his newfound fortune, he ends up in Hell – to the satisfaction of a triumphant Devil, represented in the story by the violin. Stravinsky composed The Soldier’s Tale in 1918, shortly before the war ended. The story was inspired by a traditional Russian folk tale, but Stravinsky’s mix of broad musical styles (circus music, jazz, tango, waltz, and ragtime) parallels the vast societal changes of the day.

Also, you can attend a complementary lecture on Saturday, October 15 at 2 pm

Olivier Thouin, violin
Yannick Chênevert, double bass
Jean-François Normand, clarinet
Mathieu Harel, bassoon
Benjamin Raymond, trumpet
Patrice Richer, trombone
Hugues Tremblay, percussion
Jean Marchand, Narrator, Soldier, and Devil

STRAVINSKY The Soldier’s Tale
Text by Charles-Ferdinand Ramuz

For tickets and information:   514-285-2000

Bourgie Concert Hall
1339 Sherbrooke Street West,
Montreal, Quebec
H3G 2E8

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