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The Composer Chronicles

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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

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Ep. 29: A Figment of the Imagination - Prokofiev and Lieutenant Kijé

Yury Tynyanov’s fictitious adaptation of a non-existent lieutenant who rises through the ranks in the army of a true historical emperor of Russia was brilliantly adapted for film by the Soviet film director Aleksandr Faintsimmer. Today, this film, Lieutenant Kijé, has fallen to the wayside, but composer Sergei Prokofiev’s ingenious score for the film has certainly persisted and remains as one of the most popular concert suites performed in concerts today.

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Theme music is by Daryl Banner: https://darylbanner.bandcamp.com/

Music used in this episode:
"March" from A Midsummer Night's Dream by Felix Mendelssohn
Patchwork by Ever So Blue
And We Walk After by Trevor Kowalski
Micro Evolution by Howard Harper-Barnes

Sources used for this episode:
Creating the Lieutenant Kizhe Suite (sprkfv.net)

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