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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 29, 2018

Continuing a now 4 part series, this week we take a deep look at the Baroque Era, featuring composers like Bach, Handel, Couperin, Vivaldi, Purcell, Monteverdi, Biber, and more.  What made the Baroque Era distinct from the Renaissance?  A lot! We'll take a look at all of the innovations of the baroque, from tonality,...


Nov 21, 2018

Very few pieces of American classical music are as iconic as Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue, which makes it the perfect piece to dive into to accompany your Thanksgiving travel! We'll talk about the amazing circumstances of the piece's premiere, the criticism of it, the difficulty of crossing the bridge between jazz...


Nov 15, 2018

Have you ever been to an art museum and wanted to have music to accompany your experience? Well, Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition is the piece for you. Inspired by the art of his late friend Victor Hartmann, Mussorgsky composed a series of 10 miniature piano pieces full of character, excitement, and...


Nov 5, 2018

Just in time for Election Day in the US, this week we explore 12 pieces of Political Classical Music! All throughout history, composers have expressed their feelings about the issues of the day through their music, from Haydn and Mozart discussing class, to Verdi and Sibelius' Nationalism, to Shostakovich, Penderecki,...


Nov 1, 2018

This week, on Part 2 of our exploration of the most important piece of the 20th century, we'll go through the narrative section of the Rite of Spring, beginning with the introduction and taking us to the sacrifice of the young girl and the beginning of spring. There is no piece of Western Classical Music that was...