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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 28, 2019

We're taking a look back this week at Dvorak's beloved New World Symphony. This is a piece that has been popular since its very first performance, but its origins are widely debated. Is this music based on Native American, or African-American music? Or is it simply an expression of Dvorak's nostalgia for his Bohemian homeland? The answer, as you'll see, is a bit complicated. But wherever this music comes from, it remains some of the most stirring, emotionally satisfying, and beautiful pieces ever written.