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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. 27: The Devil in the Details - Tchaikovsky and Cherevichki

Convinced that his opera Vakula the Smith was going to prove that he wasn't a flop, Tchaikovsky did everything he could to ensure that a production of his "precious child" would follow through and be a success, even if he had to make major changes and rename it to Cherevichki.

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Theme music is by Daryl Banner:

Music used in this episode:
"Waltz" from Swan Lake by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Colors of the Moon by Mandala Dreams
Travels of a Snowflake by Calm Shores
Enlightenment by Yonder Dale

Sources used in this episode:
The Life and Letters of Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky by Modest Tchaikovsky, edited and translated by Rosa Newmarch
The Diaries of Tchaikovsky, translated by Wladimir Lakond
Cherevichki - Tchaikovsky Research (

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