McOpera present a programme of classical music featuring 'The Soldier's Tale' .
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Programme: Brahms: Trio for piano, horn and violin Milhaud: Suite for violin, clarinet and piano Stravinsky: The Soldier’s Tale - Animated film with narrator, violin, clarinet and piano The Soldier’s Tale Trio is a short instrumental suite written by Stravinsky for violin, clarinet and piano using material taken from his larger septet version of the same title.
In this updated version, the suite is presented with live-edited animated film commissioned from artist Derek Gray and Edinburgh-based film maker Roddy Simpson Written in the aftermath of World War 1, It tells the story of a soldier returning home who makes a bargain with the devil, trading his violin for unlimited economic gain. All is well until he realises that it is not material worth which is important in life - instead it is those such as family, music and love which should prevail. First performed in 1919, the music has jazz influences in rhythm and this is the original short version for violin, clarinet and piano.
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