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.