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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 30, 2017

Join conductor and host Joshua Weilerstein as we return to Shostakovich for a look at his 4th String Quartet, one of his less well-known pieces, but one that is as profound and meaningful as it gets.  We'll explore the historical background of the piece, including Shostakovich's relationship with the Soviet...


Nov 21, 2017

It's Patreon Sponsor week this Thanksgiving on Sticky Notes!  Thanks to Walter and his generous donation, and in honor of Thanksgiving, today's show will explore the life of the great American composer George Gershwin.  We'll talk about his life growing up in Lower East Side Tenements, his discovery of the piano, and of...


Nov 15, 2017

Imagine a beautiful painting of the sea, with all of its glory and majesty.  Now imagine that painting transformed into 23 minutes of whirling, exciting, fantastical, and thrilling music.  That's what you get when you hear Debussy's masterpiece, La Mer(the sea).  Join conductor and host Joshua Weilerstein as we go...


Nov 8, 2017

Join conductor and host Joshua Weilerstein as we explore 11 composers who were suppressed by the Third Reich.  These are amazing stories of composers who either continued writing throughout the Holocaust until their deaths, or were suppressed or banned by the Nazi regime.  We explore the music of Ullman, Krasa,...


Nov 1, 2017

A Halloween-themed episode of Sticky Notes today with the incredible composer HK "Nali" Gruber!  Gruber is one of the greatest of 20th and 21st century composers, and we taped this interview just before going on stage and performing one of his masterpieces, Frankenstein!!  We talk a lot about Gruber's background as a...