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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!  

Dec 13, 2018

This week we finish our two week look at Mahler's monumental 5th symphony. We'll explore Part II, a massive 17 minute scherzo that is as complicated to understand as it is difficult to play and conduct. Then, of course, there is the Adagietto, the most famous of all Mahler movements. We'll talk about the all important...


Dec 6, 2018

This week, we take a deep dive into part 1 of Mahler's monumental 5th symphony. Looking at the first two movements of the piece, we talk about Mahler's unusual idea of symphonic structure, his brilliant orchestration, and the unfiltered emotional impact that makes listening to Mahler symphonies so overwhelming....


Nov 29, 2018

Continuing a now 4 part series, this week we take a deep look at the Baroque Era, featuring composers like Bach, Handel, Couperin, Vivaldi, Purcell, Monteverdi, Biber, and more.  What made the Baroque Era distinct from the Renaissance?  A lot! We'll take a look at all of the innovations of the baroque, from tonality,...


Nov 21, 2018

Very few pieces of American classical music are as iconic as Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue, which makes it the perfect piece to dive into to accompany your Thanksgiving travel! We'll talk about the amazing circumstances of the piece's premiere, the criticism of it, the difficulty of crossing the bridge between jazz...


Nov 15, 2018

Have you ever been to an art museum and wanted to have music to accompany your experience? Well, Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition is the piece for you. Inspired by the art of his late friend Victor Hartmann, Mussorgsky composed a series of 10 miniature piano pieces full of character, excitement, and...