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I am the creator, writer, and producer of the classical music podcast The Composer Chronicles and the author of the anthology Tales of Love, Loss, Magic, and Reality: Setting the Stage for Opera and Ballet.


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Ep. 16: Better Late Than Never – Joplin and Treemonisha The Composer Chronicles

Scott Joplin considered his opera Treemonisha one of his greatest works, but audiences of the time didn’t feel the same. As a result, the opera never premiered until decades after it was finished. Theme music is by Daryl Banner: https://darylbanner.bandcamp.com/ Join me and an incredible, growing community living healthier lifestyles in a body positive space with Roy Belzer Fitness: roybelzerfitness.com offer code chronpodcast. To become a member of The Composer Chronicles, click on the following link to Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/stephenjtrygar. Music for this episode: Strolling in Style by Raymond Grouse Waiting No More by Martin Klem Into the Silence by David Celeste Sources for this episode: King of Ragtime: Scott Joplin and His Era by Edward A. Berlin: https://www.amazon.com/King-Ragtime-Scott-Joplin-His-ebook/dp/B01EXC40D8/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=Scott+Joplin+biography&qid=1600833810&sr=8-1 http://www.guidetomusicaltheatre.com/shows_t/treemonisha.htm — This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app — Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/stephen-j-trygar/message
  1. Ep. 16: Better Late Than Never – Joplin and Treemonisha
  2. Ep. 15: Andrew Gavin – Composers of Our Modern World
  3. Ep. 14: Musical Warfare – Shostakovich and His Symphony No. 7 (“Leningrad”)
  4. Ep. 13: In the Beginning… – Haydn and The Creation
  5. Ep. 12: A Philadelphian Fiasco – Barber and His Violin Concerto

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I started The Composer Chronicles and Tales of Love, Loss, Magic, and Reality out of the love I have for classical music and literature. If I’m not working, you can probably find me with my face in a book, hiking/walking around my neighborhood, or enjoying time with those I love.

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