Cello Repertoire

Concertos Shostakovich Cello Concerto No. 1 (complete) Tchaikovsky Rococo Variations (complete) Dvorak Cello Concerto Elgar Cello Concerto Haydn Cello Concerto…

Yeol Eum Son’s all-Schumann Piano Recital | 손열음 | June 23, 2020

Yeol-Eum Son dazzled the masked audience with maturity and restraint during her all-Schumann piano recital on June 23, 2020 at Seoul Arts Center.

Grammys 2020: Predictions for MAJOR Awards

The already-mainstream artists are sure to sweep the major awards, including two of the most viral artists of the past year: Lizzo and Billie Eilish. 

Top Albums of the 2010s (#6): Lorde – Melodrama (2017)

Melodrama establishes Lorde as an artist with the lifestyle of a party-loving, city-scaling teenager and the soul of an intellectual with wisdom seemingly compounded over generations. 

Top Albums of the 2010s (#7): Justin Timberlake – The 20/20 Experience

This gem of an album distills decades of R&B, pop, dance, rock, and soul into 10 vibrant and poignant tracks.

Top 10 Holiday (Christmas) Songs

Love ‘em or hate ‘em, you’ll run into ‘em, so here are the top 10 picks for the best holiday songs of the season.

I’m listening to one new album every day for a year: April

I enjoyed listening to rock and rap outside the mainstream, listening to the discographies of artists like Cage the Elephant, Freddie Gibbs, DMX, and The Internet.

I’m listening to one new album every day for a year: March

Musical theatre, rock, pop, and Game of Thrones soundtracks.

I’m listening to one new album every day for a year: February

I explore A$AP Rocky, Mos Def, and Big K.R.I.T’s discographies.

Grammys 2019: Predictions for MAJOR Awards (General)

With 8 nominations in each of the four major categories, the race is more wide open than ever. Will female artists and rappers triumph?

Grammys 2019: Predictions for Rap Awards

Despite the tense history between rap and the Grammys, the nominees this year are very interesting. 

2018: The Best Under-the-Radar Albums You Missed Out On

10 R&B and rap albums from 2018 outside the mainstream spotlight for you to discover. Featuring Joey Purp, 88Rising, Sophie, and more.

Top 25 Albums of 2018

I aimed for a range of different subgenres and types within rap and R&B as well as pop and indie rock in my top 25 albums of 2018. Including Swimming, Voicenotes, Daytona, Isolation, and more.

I’m listening to one new album every day for a year: November

Great rap album releases this month, along with more experimental genres.

I’m listening to one new album every day for a year: July/Aug

First update on my goal of listening to at least one full album a day for the first time.

Ranking the XXL Magazine 2018 Freshman Class Freestyles and Cyphers

Every year, the hip hop magazine XXL releases a list of (usually) 10 rappers on the rise– artists they feel…

ye by Kanye West – Album Review

Vulture describes it best: “ye is a bit of a success and a bit of a failure. Like a collapsed, undercooked cake, it’s temptingly sweet but also disconcertingly mishandled.” 

Tyler, The Creator – First Listen

Tyler is a genius rapper and producer, and his newest project is a brilliant streak of originality in the current hip hop scene that stands toe-to-toe with even the most seasoned artists like Jay-Z.