FRIDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2021
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ELLEN TAAFFE ZWILICH
Romance for violin and piano
L’Histoire du soldat (Suite)
A Fiddler’s Tale
Anthony McGill, clarinet | Ian Morin, bassoon
Billy Hunter, trumpet/cornet | Weston Sprott, trombone
Jauvon Gilliam, percussion
Tai Murray, violin | Xavier Foley, contrabass
Nic Few, narrator
Damien Sneed, piano and conductor
Igor Stravinsky's iconic work L’Histoire du soldat is based on the eternal story of a young man who sells his soul to the devil, achieving fame and fortune, but losing everything when the devil calls in the debt. Wynton Marsalis' A Fiddler's Tale retains the outline of Stravinsky's scenario, but updates the action to the present for a parable involving the devil, corruption and the concept of shame. This program brings together a wonderful lineup of leading musicians including members of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, and National Symphony Orchestra.
Presented in cooperation
with the Morgan Library and Museum.
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Explore Related Collections and Resources
- Ellen Taaffe Zwilich in the LC Commissioned Composers Web Archive (archived website)
- American Women: Resources from the Performing Arts Collections(research guide)
- Igor Stravinsky: A Guide to Primary and Secondary Resources at the Library of Congress (research guide)
- Leonard Bernstein conducts Stravinsky's L'histoire du Soldat at an informal Tanglewood tea party. Serge Koussevitzky - conductor and Bernstein mentor - and his wife Natalie look down from the balcony. 1940 (photograph)
- Wynton Marsalis in the LC Commissioned Composers Web Archive (archived website)
- Jazz Research at the Library of Congress (research guide)
- Black Composers: A Guide to Resources at the Library of Congress (research guide)
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