Confessions of a Lisztomaniac: Thoughts on a Beloved Composer

Supreme serenity still remains the Ideal of great Art. The shapes and transitory forms of life are but stages toward this Ideal, which Christ's religion illuminates with His divine light.Franz Liszt I've been playing the piano since the age of six, and in that time, two composers have left my imagination in raptures of beauty, … Continue reading Confessions of a Lisztomaniac: Thoughts on a Beloved Composer

The Spotify Wrapped Tag!

Hello, hello, hello! Look who it is. 😉 I have returned to my little corner of the internet, and it has been far too long since I've written for you dears. First of all, the mere conception that I could have continued posting fortnightly during my first semester of graduate school was . . . … Continue reading The Spotify Wrapped Tag!

A Thing of Beauty is a Joy Forever: J.S. Bach’s Mass in B Minor

Welp. Hello, my beautiful friends. I send my most heartfelt apologies as I know I was unable to post this past week. I almost wasn't able to post this morning either! Today marks day one of the final week of summer term, which brings with it exams, essays, and portfolio compilations. I have been swimming … Continue reading A Thing of Beauty is a Joy Forever: J.S. Bach’s Mass in B Minor

In Which Ioan and I Nerd Out Over Classical Music and Beethoven (a vlog)

Classical music is something you all know by now that I just love. I have been playing piano for twelve years now (since I was six), and each year I fall more and more in love with the myriad of classical composers, challenging pieces, and compositions written by 200-500-year-old dead men. It's a very nerdy … Continue reading In Which Ioan and I Nerd Out Over Classical Music and Beethoven (a vlog)

In Answer to Quarantine: Beautiful Things to Keep You Sane

Hallo, friend, wherever you may be in your little corner of the earth. I hope this post is finding you well, in good health, and in good spirits. At this point, I'm starting to feel like a heroine from one of my favorite books. I wake up each morning (usually with my hair in either … Continue reading In Answer to Quarantine: Beautiful Things to Keep You Sane