Stina Ekblad, one of Sweden’s most well-known and beloved actors, performs with inimitable skill Igor Stravinsky’s tragic L’Histoire du soldat about a simple man, tempted by the devil, who ends up losing everything. With subtle but effective dramatic means, Ekblad slips seamlessly between the three roles – Narrator, Solder and Devil – accompanied by members of the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra and conductor Alan Gilbert in this recording from March 27th, 2020.
Igor Stravinsky: L’Histoire du soldat
Libretto by Charles Ferdinand Ramuz, translated by Erik Lindegren.
- Part one
- Part two
The numbers correspond to the chapters on the concert’s timeline.
Note that the work is performed entirely in Swedish without subtitles.
Members of the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Alan Gilbert Conductor
Stina Ekblad Narrator
Radio Producer Carrie Budelman
Mixing Engineer Johan Hyttnäs, Staffan Schöier
Production Manager Henrik Nilsson
Video Director Karl Thorson
Score Supervisor Jan B Larsson
Web Editor Katarina Huss
Copy Editor David Saulesco