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The Composer Chronicles

74 EpisodesProduced by Alexandrian MediaWebsite

Stephen Trygar recounts the stories of composers past and present through the music they write. Historical episodes focus on a particular work by the featured composer and examines their life during the time the piece was written and performed. Additionally, living composers, musicians, industry pro… read more


Ep. 5: A Swan Song - Sibelius and His Symphony No. 5

Commissioned by the Finnish government and inspired by the migration of swans, Jean Sibelius would create one of his most important works. It was not only important musically, but for how significant it played a role in Sibelius' life. 

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Music for this episode:
Palm by Trevor Kowalski
Flow of Nature by Spectacles Wallet and Watch
Rainbow Colors by Spectacles Wallet and Watch
Changing Outlook by Trevor Kowalski
In the Mystic Woods by Spectacles Wallet and Watch
The Mountain Disconnect by Trevor Kowalski

Sources for this episode:
Sibelius: Symphony No. 5 (Cambridge Music Handbooks) by James Hepokoski:
The Rest is Noise by Alex Ross:

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