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: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IFPwm0e_K98
“Never Enough” from The Greatest Showmanhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kUkRoIMyqFo
Scene and “Nessun Dorma” from Puccini’s  Turandot in Mission Impossible: Rogue Nationhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WgYaks1W97s
“Ode to Joy” from Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 in Get Smart (snippet): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9G40tMpcLsM
“La mamma morta” from Giordano’s Andrea Chénier in Philadelphiahttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DwRHwKZSu-w&t=192s