“Everyone has a story that will stop your heart.” – Claudia Shear “Everyone has a story. I don’t believe anyone can go through life without encountering at least one amazing thing.” – Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni Is writer’s block causing you to lose sleep at night? Does your writing feel forced or stale, despite […]Read more "U – Untold Stories"
Romantic composers from the 19th century were known for wearing their emotions on their sleeves, allowing their work to reflect their innermost thoughts. Interestingly enough, a majority of Romantic pieces reflect a dark, melancholy mood – revealing the inner agony and depression of the artists. The works of Rachmaninoff are no exception. Despite graduating […]Read more "R: Rachmaninoff and the Reality of Artistic Melancholy"
Tears still sting my eyes each time I play Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata for the students in my Fine Arts classes, and their response is inevitable: “That is beautiful… what does it mean?” The answer, of course, is as complex as the human experience itself. Good music becomes our traveling companion through the journey of life, […]Read more "Moonlit Journey: Beethoven, the “Moonlight Sonata,” & Me"