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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. 23: Riddles and Revelries - Schumann and Carnaval

Robert Schumann poured his life and soul into his piano suite Carnaval. Rather than letting the world see the man behind the mask, Schumann embedded several cryptic messages and secrets into the piece and hid the identities of the many characters that are depicted throughout the work.

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Music used in this episode:
String Quartet in A, Op. 41, No. 3: IV. Andante Espressivo - Finale - Allegro Molto Vivace by Robert Schumann
Flirting at the Masquerade by Franz Gordon
Patchwork by Ever So Blue
What Happens in the Park - Claude Signet
Yrsa by Infinity Ripple
Blue Flares by Trevor Kowalski

Sources used for this episode:
The Indispensable Composers: A Personal Guide by Anthony Tommasini
Crossing Paths: Schubert, Schumann, and Brahms by John Daverio


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