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Ellen Taaffe Zwilich, Romance for violin and piano
Igor Stravinsky, L’Histoire du soldat (Suite)
Wynton Marsalis, A Fiddler’s Tale
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. It was recorded in the Morgan’s Gilder Lehrman Hall and is presented in cooperation with the Library of Congress Music Division.
Image: clockwise from upper L: Wynton Marsalis / photo by Piper Ferguson, Tai Murray / photo by Editar, Damien Sneed / photo courtesy of Manhattan School of Music, and Anthony McGill / photo by Matthew Septimus