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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!  

Jan 31, 2018

This week on Sticky Notes, we dive headlong into one of the boldest statements ever made by a young composer with Gustav Mahler's massive first symphony.  It's so massive that I had to split the show into two parts!  This week, we talk a lot about Mahler's early life and the early genesis of this masterpiece.  Then we...


Jan 24, 2018

This week on Sticky Notes we dive into Film Music!  For almost 100 years, filmgoers have been captivated by the music of composers like John Williams, Bernard Herrmann, Erich Korngold, Dmitri Shostakovich, Max Steiner, and Charlie Chaplin.  On this week's episode, we'll find out why.  We will also talk about the...


Jan 17, 2018

In advance of my appearance with the New York Philharmonic this week, conducting an almost all-Ravel program, the premiere of Season 3 of Sticky Notes is devoted to the music of the French master, Maurice Ravel.  We're talking about 4 of his greatest pieces - Bolero, Valses Nobles et Sentimentales, Tombeau de Couperin,...


Jan 10, 2018

Season 3 begins next week on Sticky Notes, but for now, revisit a classic from Season 1 - a deep dive into Rachmaninoff's last work and his greatest orchestral masterpiece, the Symphonic Dances.  This piece is a culmination of all of Rachmaninoff's genius, and is a testament to his orchestration, melodic gift,...


Jan 4, 2018

Imagine a beautiful painting of the sea.  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 through nearly every minute of this...