K-Pop

¬†This episode is about the history of K-pop. Topics include Seo Taiji (an artist with great influence on the commercial model of K-pop), the centrality of dance, K-pop’s relationship with Korean culture in general, and – of course – the works and personalities of famous K-pop artists. Here is a playlist that Alfred created to…

Romanticism

In this episode, Teague, Adam, and I discuss romanticism in music and its lasting influence on contemporary life. We explore the works of many important composers like Beethoven, Brahms, and Wagner. There is also an interesting discussion on the ramifications of romanticism and 20th century music that borrows insights from Danto and Wittgenstein. Did the…