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Sticky Notes: The Classical Music Podcast

Hello and welcome to Sticky Notes: The Classical Music Podcast!  This podcast is for anyone who loves classical music, or is just getting ready to dive in for the very first time.  Thanks so much, and I hope you enjoy it!  

Apr 19, 2018

This week on Sticky Notes, we explore perhaps the most popular piece of Western Classical Music ever written, Beethoven's monumental 9th Symphony.  In fact, its so monumental that for the second time on Sticky Notes, I had to split this episode into 2 parts, with the first two movements this week, and the last two next...


Apr 12, 2018

On this week's Patreon-sponsored episode of Sticky Notes, we're exploring the amazing Sibelius Violin Concerto. To me, Sibelius' violin concerto is the greatest of all the violin concerti, but sometimes his music is considered enigmatic and confusing.  So this week, we'll explore whether Sibelius' music is Finnish or...


Apr 5, 2018

Ever wanted to know the roots of all of the wonderful Western Classical Music we hear today? How musical notation developed? How rhythm developed? Well, today is the day you'll find out, because this week on Sticky Notes, it's Medieval Music in 60 Minutes! We'll talk about Gregorian Chant, Polyphony, Troubadours, and...


Mar 29, 2018

In honor of April Fools' Day, we're taking a look at the music of the underrated jokester, Joseph Haydn!  Haydn's music is sometimes thought of as just light entertainment, but it is truly some of the greatest music ever written.  We'll talk this week about humor in music, how it works, and how Haydn synthesized humor,...


Mar 22, 2018

This week on Sticky Notes we take a deep dive into Stravinsky's breakthrough ballet, the Firebird!  We'll explore the original ballet, all three of the Suites from the ballet, and the fantastical myth behind the story of the ballet, featuring a character I like to call the Russian Voldemort and the Firebird herself. ...