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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. 31: Devotion - Poulenc and Dialogues des Carmélites

In the darkest times, we all need something we can turn to for guidance and peace. During one of the most difficult times of his life, Francis Poulenc turned towards his spirituality and the Roman Catholic church, and he embedded his faith into the opera he was composing at the time, Dialogues des Carmélites.⁣ 

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Music used in this episode:
Luminesence by Trevor Kowalski
Calm Before the Storm by Howard Harper-Barnes
Lumina by Christoffer Moe Ditlevsen 

Sources used for this episode: A History of Opera by Carolyn Abbate and Roger Parker

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