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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!  

Nov 15, 2017

Imagine a beautiful painting of the sea, with all of its glory and majesty.  Now imagine that painting transformed into 23 minutes of whirling, exciting, fantastical, and thrilling music.  That's what you get when you hear Debussy's masterpiece, La Mer(the sea).  Join conductor and host Joshua Weilerstein as we go...


Nov 8, 2017

Join conductor and host Joshua Weilerstein as we explore 11 composers who were suppressed by the Third Reich.  These are amazing stories of composers who either continued writing throughout the Holocaust until their deaths, or were suppressed or banned by the Nazi regime.  We explore the music of Ullman, Krasa,...


Nov 1, 2017

A Halloween-themed episode of Sticky Notes today with the incredible composer HK "Nali" Gruber!  Gruber is one of the greatest of 20th and 21st century composers, and we taped this interview just before going on stage and performing one of his masterpieces, Frankenstein!!  We talk a lot about Gruber's background as a...


Oct 25, 2017

Join conductor and host Joshua Weilerstein as we take a deep dive into Brahms' massive final symphony.  We'll explore the secret messages possibly encoded into the symphony, the battle between conservatism and progressivism that marked Brahms' whole compositional life, the way Brahms was both a visionary and...


Oct 19, 2017

Part 2 of The Week of the Voice is here with the incredible bass-baritone Eric Owens!  As you can imagine, we talk about the joy of getting to play bad guys in opera, his professional-level oboe playing(!!), conducting, the future of classical music, and the art of getting into character.  If you've never heard Eric...