Category - Music

Music is an essential part of life and is something that everyone, regardless of where you are from, encounters in their day-to-day life. Unfortunately, not many of us understand the music that we listen to. As such, we aim to convey in words what music cannot. This is for everyone – from amateur musicians to music majors.

Franz Liszt – A Biography

In the music world, Liszt is one of the most well-known composers – known for his extremely challenging works. Personally, I enjoy and appreciate his compositions, but when it comes to playing them on the piano, you can...

Frédéric Chopin – A Biography

The name “Chopin” is no stranger in the world of music. Practically every Classical musician knows his name, and many non-musicians do too. Nearly two centuries after his death, his works and music continue to be widely...

Chinese Music

With a large number of Chinese diaspora communities around the world, many of us have had exposure to Chinese music at some point in our lives. However, behind the popular C-pop that we hear today lies a long history of...

Indian Music

Indian music has over three millennia of history and is one of the oldest forms of music worldwide. However, it only became more defined in the recent few centuries, with the evolution of Indian music into Carnatic and...

Japanese Music

Many of us are familiar with Japanese culture, and a number of us are familiar with Japanese music, thanks to the modern culture of Japan. However, beyond the songs heard from Animes lies a magical world of traditional...

The 20th Century

As we slowly inch towards the modern music that we hear today, we often stumble upon the sounds of the yesteryears. The 20th Century succeeded the Romantic period and the common practice period around 1900. However...

The Romantic Period

Perhaps the peak of the common practice period, the Romantic period was a short, yet musically rich time in all of Western Classical Music. This period is also my favourite, with many familiar pieces composed by many...

The Classical Period

When we say Classical music, how often do we refer to music composed during the Classical period rather than during the common practice period? The Classical period gradually succeeded the Baroque period around 1750...

The Baroque Period

In Western Classical Music, the Baroque period often marks the start of the common practice period. Lasting from around 1600 to 1750, the Baroque period succeeded the Renaissance period of the early Western Classical...