Preview Mode Links will not work in preview mode

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!  

Jun 13, 2019

This week we're diving into one of the great movements ever written in Western Music with the slow movement of Beethoven's Op. 132 quartet. This is a movement that explores Beethoven's contradictory religious beliefs, his core optimism despite all that happened to him during his life, and his fascination with...


Jun 6, 2019

I’ve long hesitated to write a show about any of Beethoven’s late string quartets.  These are pieces that quartets spend the better part of their careers grappling with, struggling with, failing with, and much more rarely, succeeding with.  They are some of the most extraordinary pieces of art ever conceived of.  5...


May 30, 2019

This week, we're going back on a musical archeological expedition and discovering 10 more under-appreciated, underrated, and under-played works of the past and present. We'll look at composers like Janacek, Martinu, Kapralova, Beach, and Bonds among others, and explore both why these pieces disappeared from the stage,...


May 23, 2019

Why explore two Mozart symphonies in the span of one month? Well, both the Prague and Jupiter symphonies show us different sides of Mozart's genius, and so this week we'll look at the Jupiter symphony in the context of Mozart's obsession with thematic cohesion and his borrowing from the music of other composers....


May 16, 2019

This week we explore one of the great string quartets of the 20th century. It is a piece that was written in the wake of World War II, and reflects the turmoil and uncertainty of a composer asking the deepest questions about war, life and death, and the future. We'll talk about the titles Shostakovich added to...