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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!  

Apr 25, 2019

Welcome to Season 5 of Sticky Notes! This week, we look at Mendelssohn's famous overture, and his slightly less famous incidental music to Shakespeare's beloved play. We'll explore the remarkably precocious overture, written when Mendelssohn was just 17, and the incidental music written 17 years later, full...


Apr 18, 2019

One week until Season 5 of Sticky Notes! This week, we look t one of the most popular 20th century symphonies. From the moment of its premiere, this piece was given a revolutionary narrative by Finnish Nationalists looking to throw off the yoke of Russian oppression. We explore how the music supports or undermines...


Apr 11, 2019

We're two weeks away from Season 5 of Sticky Notes! This week, we look back at Mendelssohn's most popular symphony, the Italian! We discuss Mendelssohn's love of nature, the the remarkable independence and variety that Mendelssohn achieves within a tightly knit German Romantic era symphony. This symphony is like...


Apr 4, 2019

This week we take a look back at a favorite episode of mine exploring the piece that practically invented the Americana style of classical music. We'll take apart this wonderful work and compare its chamber version for 13 instruments along with the full orchestral version. We'll also hear amazing archival footage...