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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!  

May 31, 2018

This week, we explore one of the pillars of the cello repertoire, the melancholic and profoundly emotional Elgar Cello Concerto.  We'll take a look at its unusual and symphonic structure, its balancing of modernism and conservatism, its incredible outpouring of emotion, and the association of the concerto with just one single voice, that of the great cellist Jacqueline Du Pre.  We will also discuss the connection of the concerto to World War I, a conflict that Elgar was horrified by, and certainly influenced his concerto.