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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


Ep. 60: The Worth of a Name - Satie, Gymnopédies, and Gnossiennes

Sometimes there are simply no words to describe exactly what you want to express. Erik Satie dug deep into the history of language to find words that would best describe his latest works, altering them just a little bit for his own purposes.

Theme music is by Daryl Banner

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Music used in this episode:
Gymnopédie No. 1 by Erik Satie. Provided by Musopen
Gnossienne No. 1 by Erik Satie. Performed by La Pianista on 2010-11-16.
Gnossienne No. 3 by Erik Satie. Performed by La Pianista on 2010-11-16,
An Ocean Full of Characters by Trevor Kowalski
The Best Way Out Is Through by Trevor Kowalski
All Gathered by Spectacles Wallet and Watch

Sources used for this episode:
Rollo H. Myers, Erik Satie (New York: Dover Publications, 1968)

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