Carr, ed.: Stravinsky's "Histoire du soldat"
Series: Other Publications Publisher: A-R Editions
Stravinsky's "Histoire du soldat"
A Facsimile of the Sketches
Edited by Maureen A. Carr
MC001 Carr, ed.: Stravinsky's "Histoire du soldat"
978-0-89579-579-3 Book (2005) 9 x 12, viii + 359 pp.
This edition contains all of the existing musical sketches for Stravinsky's Histoire du soldat (1918), representing over 250 facsimile pages from the combined holdings of the Paul Sacher Stiftung (Basel) and the Rychenberg Stiftung in Winterthur. Without the generosity of the owners of these manuscripts and the permission of Chester Music of London, this project would not have been possible.
Invited essays by literary scholars at the Centre de recherches sur les lettres romandes, Université de Lausanne, who are editing the complete works of Charles-Ferdinand Ramuz, provide the cultural context for the collaboration between Ramuz and Stravinsky.
Acknowledgments I. Introduction to the Sketches Igor Stravinsky and Charles-Ferdinand Ramuz: A Study of Their Artistic Collaboration for Histoire du soldat (1918) by Maureen A. Carr Histoire du soldat: La musique d'un texte by Philippe Girard Histoire du soldat: The Music of a Text by Philippe Girard, translated by Scott Manning L'évolution du texte de Ramuz: de “Le soldat, le diable et le violon” à Histoire du soldat by Alain Rochat The Evolution of Ramuz's Text: From “Le soldat, le diable et le violon” to Histoire du soldat by Alain Rochat, translated by Scott Manning Le génie poétique de C. F. Ramuz by Noël Cordonier The poetic genius of C. F. Ramuz by Noël Cordonier, translated by Lynn E. Palermo II. The Sketches and Sketch Tables Table of Sketches Organized by Grouping Sources: Stravinsky Collection of the Paul Sacher Stiftung, Basel (PSS), and Rychenberg Stiftung of the Stadtbibliothek Winterthur (SBW) Group 1 (Figs. 1.1–1.46): “Antony and Cleopatra,” separate pages and some bound pages; 46 images (PSS) Group 2 (Figs. 2.1–2.44): Pages with writing in Italian on paper from an account book dating from the eighteenth century; 44 images (PSS) Group 3 (Figs. 3.1–3.40): Small notebook entitled by Stravinsky “Soldat croquis 1918”; 40 images Group 4 (Figs. 4.1–4.86; includes images under paste-ups for Figs. 4.68B, 4.68C, and 4.69B): Winterthur sketchbook, with parallel title in French and Russian: “Le soldat, le violon et le diable” [The Soldier, the Violin, and the Devil]; 89 images (SBW)s Group 4a (Figs. 4a.1–4a.14): Pages separated from the Winterthur sketchbook and pertaining to the "Rag" with dedication to Eugenia Errazuriz, integrated into the Winterthur sketchbook between Figs. 4.12 and 4.13; 14 images (PSS) Group 4b (Figs. 4b.1–4b.4): Pages separated from the Winterthur sketchbook and pertaining to the "Tango," integrated into the Winterthur sketchbook between Figs. 4.80 and 4.81; 4 images (PSS) Group 5 (Figs. 5.1–5.10): Separate pages once joined together and including some references to Renard (PSS); 10 images Group 6 (Figs. 6.1–6.4): Pages from sketchbook III; 4 images (PSS) Group 7 (Figs. 7.1–7.2): Separate pages filed with sketchbook IV; 2 images (PSS) Group 8 (Figs. 8.1–8.10): Pages from sketchbook V; 10 images (PSS) The Facsimiles of the Sketches Group 1 91 Group 2 115 Group 3 159 Group 4 181 Group 5 289 Group 6 299 Group 7 303 Group 8 305 Table of Sketches Organized by Scene in the Published Edition III. References and Bibliography
Maureen A. Carr, professor of music theory, is the recipient of the 2005 Penn State Faculty Scholar Medal for Outstanding Achievement in the Arts and Humanities. Carr received her award for her books Multiple Masks: Neoclassicism in Stravinsky's Dramatic Works on Greek Subjects (University of Nebraska Press, 2002) and Stravinsky's Histoire du soldat (A-R Editions, 2005), which position her as an authority on Stravinsky's musical sketches and one of the leading scholars on the music of Stravinsky.