This album, featuring violinist Tianwa Yang and the Virginia Arts Festival Chamber Players, contains one of Igor Stravinsky's small-scale theatrical works, The Soldier's Tale. Stravinsky wrote this work in collaboration with author Charles-Ferdinand Ramuz and artist Rene-Victor Auberjonois. The work is based on a Russian folk tale by Alexander Afanasyev, and is scored for two speakers - a narrator and a septet, as well as a non-speaking dance role. Pamela Berlin directs this production, and Joann Falletta is the conductor of the instrumentalists. Performance Today host, Fred Child, provides narration.