May 3, 2018
The Four Seasons, Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, Tchaikovsky's 5th Symphony, Rachmaninoff's 2nd Piano Concerto, West Side Story, Beethoven's 9th - all pieces that are guaranteed crowd pleasers. They solve budgetary problems, they fill the hall, and they make people happy. So why then do a lot of musicians, critics, and some other audience members dislike them so much? This week on Sticky Notes, we'll explore these crowd pleasers: what makes them great pieces? Why do audiences like them so much? Why do musicians not like them? And why do critics and other audience members look down their noses at them? A fascinating and light-hearted episode of Sticky Notes this week - thanks for listening!