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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 27, 2019

A couple of weeks ago I promised you a Thanksgiving show on American music. I also realized that this will be my second Thanksgiving NOT living in the US, and it got me thinking about the immigration story of my family. How does this all relate to classical music? Well, there is an extremely significant set of composers...


Nov 21, 2019

This week we have a Patreon-sponsored episode looking at the Brahms Violin Concerto. This is a piece inextricably linked with the great violinist Joseph Joachim. We'll talk all about the genesis of the concerto, and the lively back and forth Brahms and Joachim shared over the more difficult parts of the piece....


Nov 14, 2019

It was over 100 episodes ago when I took you through a list of 10 great living composers. We’re going to be doing a similar thing this week, with a brand new, fresh list of 6 great living composers. Once again, I’m following the same rules I did last time - 3 male composers, 3 female composers, and a mix of names...


Nov 7, 2019

Imagine writing a concerto that prompted Beethoven to remark to a friend: “we’ll never be able to write anything like that." That's what you get with Mozart's C Minor concerto, a piece that could be said without hyperbole to be one of the greatest ever written. This week we'll go through all of the revolutionary...