L'Histoire du Soldat and Berlin Suite 1920: Two Tales for Today
July 9, 2021 at 7:30 pm
Live! at 10th & G945 G Street, N.W. Washington, DC 20001
Cost: $45 per person
In the wake of World War I, Igor Stravinsky was living in Switzerland, cut off from his family estate in Russia. He was receiving no royalties from his publisher in Berlin. Stage performances of his music by Diaghilev’s Ballet Russe had become very infrequent. His concert works were virtually dormant. With the Swiss writer C. F. Ramuz, he conceived a small, portable entertainment, requiring neither a large theater nor a large orchestra, in fact suitable for outdoor performance. They imagined a small touring company of players – as an aspiration that proved impractical. But the work itself has vigorously survived.