A Javanese version of Stravinsky’s L’Histoire du Soldat 2011¬†L’Histoire du Soldat is a musical gem of early modern, 20th century classical music.¬†Written by Stravinsky for a group of poor, unemployed artists and musicians during the crisis just after the first world war. In its form as a travelling musical theatre production it is the first of its kind. Stravinsky based his composition on an old Russian fairy tale of a soldier selling his violin (soul) to the devil. With this interdisciplinary work Stravinsky was influenced for the first time by contemporary music of his generation such as the recently introduced phenomenon of Jazz. He broke with his Russian music legacy. This work fits into the series of his masterpieces The Firebird, Les Noces, Petrouchka and Le Sacre du Printemps. With L’Histoire Stravinsky strived for a mobile production that could be played at any location using the local cultural context. This […]