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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. 3: Dream Come True - Debussy and Pelléas et Mélisande

Debussy dreamed about composing a theatrical work that was as mysterious and reserved as the life he contrived for himself. When a play by Maurice Maeterlinck came along, titled Pelléas et Mélisande, his dream would become a reality.

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Music for this episode:
The Five Times I Loved You by Cora Zea:
A Walk in the Clouds by Howard Harper-Barnes:
Evening Imagery by Trevor Kowalski:
Changing Outlook by Trevor Kowalski:
Fool Me Once by Spectacles Wallet and Watch:
Frontiers Are Where You Find Them by Trevor Kowalski:
Firefly Trail by Trevor Kowalski:

The Indispensable Composers by Anthony Tommasini:
A History of Opera by Carolyn Abbate and Roger Parker:
Debussy by Eric Frederick Jensen:

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