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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. 4: Love and Murder - Berlioz, Symphonie fantastique, and Lélio

Hector Berlioz's unhealthy infatuation with Irish actress Harriet Smithson and failed engagement with Marie Moke sent the composer into a state of mind that nearly killed him several times... and his life wasn't the only one on the line.

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Music for this episode:
Mystery Palace by Spectacles Wallet and Watch: https://open.spotify.com/track/1O3vr6S0UXLHVrxd1sBEX2?si=3fabm1fWRwCCd3r8AWj1nA
My Angel by Spectacles Wallet and Watch: https://open.spotify.com/track/0AouJkMQu6SwIN5qPcofN1?si=rbSetT27Ql-_jnt-vDvBWA
Blessing by Spectacles Wallet and Watch: https://open.spotify.com/track/3esUlddNUh6oKh5tjCbnXc?si=HhmMoEmkT8-_vl7N4kpl-g
Drifting Emotions by Howard Harper-Barnes: https://open.spotify.com/track/2DuSU7hVCiInXkUp7k3i7K?si=9H4KWY1HTqaLnSRoHFSgVA
Changing Outlook by Trevor Kowalski: https://open.spotify.com/track/5ue8ogOGWBVn8ea8AwuMVf?si=jb9H7MleQmSsX-AgdBfFOQ
Falling Clouds by Trevor Kowalski: https://open.spotify.com/track/6Me8CmUKit9b7qr4GvFmNB?si=Usjzm-lvT1ioVwWqoRMGig
Stratus by Trevor Kowalski: https://open.spotify.com/track/34xukMK3D7jdLAeO3ZahRF?si=dYM3xhwkTuydpV4vDTlubw
Heartstrings by Madison York: https://open.spotify.com/track/72PYX6Fj5TmhqSspLG851D?si=GZNTxHCvR1mmi63EDRbp9w
Firefly Trail by Trevor Kowalski: https://open.spotify.com/track/4SUPWzR8WY6i83Gtv8pUZG?si=7i5VPTiaSAOFLrsWkPtENg

Sources for this episode:
The Story of Hector Berlioz by Nathan H. Dole: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B009TW8PKM/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_d_asin_title_o07?ie=UTF8&psc=1
The Cambridge Companion to Berlioz (Cambridge Companions to Music) by Peter Bloom (editor): https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00FF76UMA/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_d_asin_title_o08?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Fair Ophelia: The Life of Harriet Smithson Berlioz by Peter Raby: https://www.amazon.com/Fair-Ophelia-Harriet-Smithson-Berlioz/dp/0521244218/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=Fair+Ophelia+The+Life+of+Harriet+Smithson+Berlioz&qid=1591732783&s=digital-text&sr=8-1

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