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An American Soldier's Tale
Stravinsky, Vonnegut, American Chamber Winds
An American Soldier's Tale
Genre: Classical
 
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The first recording of Kurt Vonnegut's libretto! Vonnegut's libretto is loosely based on The Execution of Private Slovik, a nonfiction book by William Bradford Huie published in 1954. The resulting version is a highly cont...  more »

      
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All Artists: Stravinsky, Vonnegut, American Chamber Winds
Title: An American Soldier's Tale
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Total Copies: 0
Label: Summit(Classical)
Original Release Date: 1/1/2010
Re-Release Date: 1/12/2010
Genre: Classical
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Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 099402532929

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The first recording of Kurt Vonnegut's libretto! Vonnegut's libretto is loosely based on The Execution of Private Slovik, a nonfiction book by William Bradford Huie published in 1954. The resulting version is a highly controversial yet entertaining fusion of Stravinsky's music and the edgy, abrupt Vonnegut text. This is an American soldier's tale that doesn't have a happy ending. In the Vonnegut libretto there are four spoken roles, that of the General (narrator), Private Slovik, a Red Cross Nurse, and a Military Policemen. The work has only been performed a few times and an international copyright dispute, just settled in 2006, limited performances even further.