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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!  

Sep 19, 2018

This week we take a look at one of the most popular 20th century symphonies, Sibelius' glorious second symphony.  From the moment of its premiere, this piece was given a revolutionary narrative by Finnish Nationalists looking to throw off the yoke of Russian oppression.  We take a look at this story and explore how the...


Sep 13, 2018

This week we continue our exploration of Mozart's great masterpiece, "Cosi Fan Tutte," or "They're All Like That." We'll talk all about social mores of the time, why the two men are so persistent in their pursuit of the two sisters, the mounting hilarity and absurdity of the text, but more importantly perhaps, about the...


Sep 6, 2018

For the first time, Sticky Notes tackles opera!  This week, we'll take you through a brief history of the development of Opera up through the time of Mozart, featuring the music of Peri, Monteverdi, Cavalli, and more.  Then we begin a two part exploration of one of the greatest masterpieces of the opera world, Mozart's...


Aug 30, 2018

Dvorak came to the USA in December of 1892.  Three years later, he returned to Bohemia.  In the meantime, he wrote three of his most popular pieces and three of the most popular pieces in all of classical music, the American String Quartet, the Cello Concerto, and the topic for today, his New world Symphony.  Season 4...


Aug 23, 2018

Only one more week until the premiere of Season 4!  In the meantime, take one more look back at a favorite episode of mine, Medieval Music in 60 Minutes.  We'll explore some of the first ever composers that we have records of, and take a deep dive into topics such as the Ethiopian Saint Yared, Gregorian...