Ep. 39: Barnaby Martin

Sometimes one road leads us down another that we never expected to find ourselves wandering on. British composer Barnaby Martin has been active in the music world since a young age, but it wasn’t until later in life that his career as a composer led him to becoming a prominent video essayist on his YouTube channel Listening In.

Ep. 38: Star-Crossed – The Musical Reincarnations of Romeo and Juliet

William Shakespeare’s beloved tragedy of two star-crossed lovers has been one of the most frequently adapted stories for musical purposes. Composers, such Tchaikovsky, Prokofiev, Gounod, Berlioz, and even Duke Ellington, have been touched by its heart-wrenching tale since its creation, and this episode gives you a look into the many musical reincarnations of Shakespeare’s young lovers, Romeo and Juliet.


Ep. 40: To the Beloved God – Bruckner and His Symphony No. 9 The Composer Chronicles

So much of the music of Anton Bruckner was privately dedicated to the God he served, but his final work was publicly dedicated to "the Beloved God." Without a doubt, Bruckner's works are a representation of his devotion and unwavering faith, but there's a dark side to his story that is often hidden behind the blinding brilliance of his symphonies, especially his Symphony No. 9.  Theme music is by Daryl Banner: https://darylbanner.bandcamp.com/  Become a member of The Composer Chronicles on Patreon to get ad-free versions of all the episodes, early access to those ad-free versions, access to the member-only podcast Unscripted, and other things podcast related! https://www.patreon.com/thecomposerchronicles  Join me and an incredible, growing community living healthier lifestyles in a body positive space with Roy Belzer Fitness: https://roybelzerfitness.com/signup and use offer code chronpodcast at checkout!  Alexandrian Media Teespring: https://teespring.com/stores/alexandrianmedia  Music used in this episode: Ascent Classique by Trevor Kowalski A Drop in the Ocean by Jakob Ahlbom Daydream in Silver by Trevor Kowalski Carefully the Water Lilies by Trevor Kowalski This Creed by Johannes Bornlof  Sources used for this episode: Tim Rayborn, Beethoven's Skull: Dark, Strange, and Fascinating Tales from the World of Classical Music and Beyond (New York: Skyhorse Publishing, 2016), 111-113. Göllerich, Anton; Auer, Max. Anton Bruckner. Ein Lebens- und Schaffensbild von August Göllerich, ergänzt und hrsg. von Max Auer. Regensburg 1922-37, IV/3. p. 526. — 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/thecomposerchronicles/message