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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!  

Jul 12, 2018

A Patreon-sponsored episode this week, looking at Brahms' 2nd Piano Concerto.  We'll be taking a look at the piece with a wide lens, finding similarities and differences between other works of Brahms, like his first Piano Concerto, and his symphonies and chamber music. Of course, we'll also go all the way through...


Jul 5, 2018

This week we look at Prokofiev's epic 5th symphony, written at the height of World War II. We'll discuss Prokofiev's unique brand of traditionalism and innovation, and the deep contradictions within his music between lyricism and violence, heat and ice, and optimism and cynicism. We'll also talk about...


Jun 28, 2018

This week on Sticky Notes we're going on an archeological expedition, digging up 10 rarely(if ever) heard pieces which we've all been missing out on.  This list covers rare pieces from composers as popular as Gershwin, Shostakovich, and Ravel, but also much less well-known composers like Milosz Magin, Teresa...


Jun 21, 2018

This week on Sticky Notes, we're taking a deep dive into Sibelius' 5th Symphony: "I drank of the cup of the spring beginning, full of air, haze, and mist. Today, I have melodies like GOD. At 10 to 11 this morning I saw 16 swans, one of the greatest experiences of my life. Their cries are like woodwinds, like cranes. A...


Jun 14, 2018

This week we revisit one of my favorite episodes from Season 2, all about the life and music of the great American composer, George Gershwin!  We'll explore his childhood growing up in New York, Tin Pan Alley, and whether Gershwin was a Jazz or Classical composer.  We'll also take a closer look at three of his...