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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!  

Feb 20, 2020

(Part 2 this week is composers 6-10  Dvorak, Sibelius, Prokofiev, Stravinsky, and Rachmaninoff)  I once was talking with a conductor about Beethoven's 8th symphony. He made a comment that stuck with me ever since: "this symphony is Opus 93, but I always want to know what was Opus 94, and we never hear those pieces."...


Feb 13, 2020

I once was talking with a conductor about Beethoven's 8th symphony. He made a comment that stuck with me ever since: "this symphony is Opus 93, but I always want to know what was Opus 94, and we never hear those pieces." There's a lot of truth in that comment. And so I thought that today would be a good opportunity...


Feb 6, 2020

This week I was joined by the wonderful composer Christopher Willis for a wide ranging and fascinating conversation.  Willis, who wrote the music for The Death Of Stalin, Mickey Mouse Shorts, Veep, and the new movie the Personal History of David Copperfield, divulged many secrets about the film composing world in this...


Jan 30, 2020

Rachmaninoff remains extremely popular as a composer. But at the same time, a kind of condescending attitude continues to linger about Rachmaninoff’s music. People say it sounds like movie music, it's too sentimental, etc. etc. In fact, Rachmaninoff’s music is as well put together and as innovative as any composer...


Jan 23, 2020

It's at the end of the second movement of this symphony that it truly leaves convention, if it was ever there in the first place! Traditionally the 3rd movement of a symphony would either be a slow movement or a fast scherzo, and then the last movement is meant to be a rousing finale sending the audience home thrilled....