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Susie Y. Kim

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BSO Daring, Dexterous, and Dynamic

If Felix Mendelssohn was the genre-defining master of Romanticism, Dmitri Shostakovich was the master of disguising acerbic expressions against the ...

Russian Writer's Block Playlist

From the Arts Board, tips to help get you through that paper. Russia had its first influx of classical music in the Romantic period of the 1800s. Given the tourtured-artist motif that charactarized many Romantic writers and composers, including Tchaikovsky, it seems fitting to turn to the Russian repertoire as a response to crippling writer’s block. The somber and often harrowing moments of the music only add to the sublime, manic joy interspersed throughout the repertoire. The Arts Board hopes you enjoy indulging in Russian classical music while dealing with the the destabilizing mood of writer's block.

Sound Effect

Designing a concert hall with the best conditions for classical music remains as opaque as ever. Advances in modern science have mystified the process further.

POPSCREEN: The Shins Get Resurrected

“Simple Song” explores death and showcases The Shins’ elegance

Top 5 Reasons I’m Writing My Vanity List Two Days After It Was Supposed To Have Been Written

There is a sacred tradition among Arts Chairs of picking up articles and writing them during production—a full 48 hours ...