Isyana Sarasvati is back with her third album, LEXICON. After her first two releases flirting with Indonesian pop music charts and radio hit-style pop, she unleashes her new sound in this album—or, rather than her new sound, she’s coming back to her roots. Her classical music prowess finally holds center stage in LEXICON, while at the same time, exploring and deconstructing genres and other elements we might not see Sarasvati play with through the public eye.
Russian classical music has always had its own place in the history of classical music. But what makes it so different from the usual Western/Central Europe classical music?
Clair De Lune is indeed a popular classical tune that almost everyone knows, one that makes a good lullaby. But did you know that this “lullaby” was a part of a larger musical movement, one that’s often associated with the artistic movement impressionism?
After the great classical period, Chopin, Tchaikovsky, Beethoven, Schubert, and friends changed the fate of instrumental music forever...in what way?
As an outsider to classical music, contributor Patricia Kusumaningtyas tells about her experiences attending her first professional classical choral concert, listening to Ēriks Ešenvalds’s “Stars” for the first time, and how the composition resonated with her this Christmas Day.