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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!  

Mar 29, 2018

In honor of April Fools' Day, we're taking a look at the music of the underrated jokester, Joseph Haydn!  Haydn's music is sometimes thought of as just light entertainment, but it is truly some of the greatest music ever written.  We'll talk this week about humor in music, how it works, and how Haydn synthesized humor,...


Mar 22, 2018

This week on Sticky Notes we take a deep dive into Stravinsky's breakthrough ballet, the Firebird!  We'll explore the original ballet, all three of the Suites from the ballet, and the fantastical myth behind the story of the ballet, featuring a character I like to call the Russian Voldemort and the Firebird herself. ...


Mar 15, 2018

On this Patreon-sponsored episode of Sticky Notes, we take a deep dive into the music of the great Estonian composer Arvo Part.  Part is a singular figure in the world of contemporary music as a living composer beloved by both audiences and musicians.   During the episode, we'll chart the course of Part's musical life,...


Mar 8, 2018

This week I have TWO co-hosts on Sticky Notes as Donald Weilerstein(my dad, and one of the most sought after violin teachers in the world) and Soovin Kim(a wonderful violinist and sought after teacher) sit down with me to listen to great recordings of violinists of the past, such as Jascha Heifetz, David Oistrakh,...


Mar 1, 2018

This week on Sticky Notes, I get a co-host for the first time!  I'm thrilled to be joined by the amazing pianist Jonathan Biss for an analysis and deep dive into Beethoven's profoundly moving 4th Piano Concerto.  I'll start off on my own giving you a broad outline of the piece, and then Jonathan joins me for a...