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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!  

Oct 31, 2019

Often Haydn is thought of as a “warm-up” composer, and someone who is not taken as seriously as Mozart or Beethoven.  But I continue to think this is a mistake. Next time you listen to a Haydn symphony, don’t take it as a chance to relax.  Instead, take it as an opportunity to listen with total engagement,...


Oct 24, 2019

Garrett McQueen hosts the nationally syndicated radio show Music Through the Night, is a bassoonist, and also hosts his own podcast, called Trilloquy. If you’ve ever wondered how radio playlists are created, this is the episode for you. In this conversation we also discuss Garrett’s tireless advocacy on behalf of...


Oct 22, 2019

This week, I'm interviewing 3 people who are making real change in the classical music business. Today, I talk with Aubrey Bergauer, the former Executive Director of the California Symphony, and Lorenzo Brewer, the founder of Nkoda, the Spotify of sheet music. We'll talk about the simple yet radical changes...


Oct 17, 2019

There is perhaps no more iconic musical than West Side Story. The team of Bernstein, Sondheim, Laurents, and Robbins collaborated on a show that combined humor and menace and love and violence in a way that revolutionized the stage. The film adaptation of the musical won 11 Academy Awards. But, in my opinion, what...


Oct 10, 2019

Due to family reasons, Sticky Notes is off this week, but don't worry, we'll be back next week! In the meantime, enjoy this look back at Stravinsky's magical Firebird, the piece that rocketed Stravinsky to celebrity and is still a favorite of audiences around the world today. We talk about all of the myths behind the...