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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. 11: Movie Night (Reel 1): Classical Music in Film with Matthew Trygar

In today's episode, I interview my brother Matthew Trygar who is an actor and a film maker. We’ll talk about why music is so important in movies, some reasons that film makers might use classical music rather than a pop or rock tune, and the aesthetic that classical music has when portrayed in the movies.

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Music and scenes discussed in today's episode:
Also sprach Zarathustra, Op. 30 by Richard Strauss:
"Never Enough" from The Greatest Showman:
Scene and "Nessun Dorma" from Puccini's  Turandot in Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation:
"Ode to Joy" from Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 in Get Smart (snippet):
"La mamma morta" from Giordano's Andrea Chénier in Philadelphia:

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