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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. 2: Rising to Prominence - Stravinsky and The Firebird

Igor Stravinsky's commission to write The Firebird would be the break that the young composer had been looking for. After the ballet's premiere, he became an immediate celebrity, and it not only secured his place as a composer for the Ballets Russes, but as a respected and beloved international figure.

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Music for this episode:
Pipe Dreams by Brightarm Orchestra -
Prelude by Trevor Kowalski -
My Flaws and All by Howard Harper-Barnes -
Changing Outlook by Trevor Kowalski -
Royal Estate by Isaac Gregor -
Careful Mind by Martin Klem -
When I Realized by John Barzetti -
Firefly Trail by Trevor Kowalski -

An Autobiography by Igor Stravinsky -
Stravinsky's Ballets by Charles M. Joseph -
The Rest Is Noise: Listening to the Twentieth Century by Alex Ross -
Foundation Igor Stravinsky -

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