Happy 262nd Birthday, Wolfgang

January 27 marks the birthday of my favorite composer – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Originally I had planned to do something funny for this blog (he would have approved), or a collection of some of my favorite pieces (it would have stretched to over a hundred unfortunately), or maybe some trite little factual thing about him. Instead, I’ll do something a little more from the heart, … Continue reading Happy 262nd Birthday, Wolfgang

The Shining Piece of Cinema that is “Darkest Hour” (+ some blog news!)

True, the previous entry was also about films, but I really wanted post about Darkest Hour, which I’ve just finished watching about an hour ago. It’s one of the best films I’ve seen in years. Rarely does a film so expertly combine impeccable and witty dialogue, artistic filming, phenomenal acting, a relevant story, and a larger-than-life subject all together so well. Films are most often … Continue reading The Shining Piece of Cinema that is “Darkest Hour” (+ some blog news!)

All the New Films I’ve Seen in 2017, Ranked

2017 was a good year for films. I’ve been to the movie theater more times this year than in any other year. And I’m grateful for that, because I’ve seen some truly spectacular movies because of this! (In addition to all the movies I watched at home on Netflix/HBO and etc., which would be too many to list – maybe they’ll pop up in a … Continue reading All the New Films I’ve Seen in 2017, Ranked

Literature and Its Influence on Beethoven’s Works and Style

I mentioned in the previous post that I had been doing a research paper on Beethoven, and some of the things I had found were too interesting not to put here on my blog. I’ve always been fascinated by the way he wrote his music, with its characteristically pithy phrases and fascination with heroic characters. A lot of this seemed to be inspired by the … Continue reading Literature and Its Influence on Beethoven’s Works and Style

News and Updates!

As you may have noticed, my blog looks completely different! After getting increasingly frustrated with WordPress’s design capabilities and limitations, I decided to move my website to a different platform (namely Weebly). I’m leaving my blog here, because WordPress is still an extremely powerful blogging tool, but I’ve moved all of my other pages to michelewongpiano.weebly.com.  As of now, that site is still in its … Continue reading News and Updates!