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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 26, 2018

On this previously released edition of Sticky Notes, we dive into one of the most famous pieces of music ever written, Mozart's dramatic and stormy 40th symphony in G Minor.  Mozart 40 is not just a ringtone!  It's a powerful, urgent, and innovative work, but we know very little about why Mozart wrote it or what...


Jul 19, 2018

This week, a deep dive into the grand-daddy of them all, Beethoven's 5th Symphony. Simply put, the world of music was never the same after this symphony, which simultaneously shattered conventions and built new ones that have endured in music until this very day. We'll take a look at how Beethoven built...


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...