This podcast is designed primarily for beginners, but I certainly learned something researching it, so it's good for aficionados as well! How did Shostakovich write politically resistant music at a time when this was highly dangerous? Jun 12, 2017 Concluding a week-long focus on Composers of Color, join host Joshua Weilerstein as he welcomes Eun Lee, the founder of The Dream Unfinished, an activist orchestra using classical music as a platform to address issues of racial and social justice. Join conductor and host Joshua Weilerstein as we go through nearly every minute of this amazing piece of music, talking about Debussy's brilliant orchestration and his incredible depictions of the sea itself. Bonni is the Director of Teaching Excellence and Digital Pedagogy at Vanguard University of Southern California. It's a powerful, urgent, and innovative work, but we know very little about why Mozart wrote it or what it means. Feb 07, 2018 This week on Sticky Notes, we dive headlong into one of the boldest statements ever made by a young composer with Gustav Mahler's massive first symphony. Apr 12, 2018 Ever wanted to know the roots of all of the wonderful Western Classical Music we hear today? This week, we look at Mendelssohn's famous overture, and his slightly less famous incidental music to Shakespeare's beloved play. We discuss Mendelssohn's love of nature, the the remarkable independence and variety that Mendelssohn achieves within a tightly knit German Romantic era symphony.
If you would like to hear about a composer or piece of your choice, just head over to Patreon. We talked about so many things on the show, from music, to life, to how leaders affect everything they do, an. Another example came from college students looking to reduce date rape incidents through their I gave each of the students three sticky notes and asked them to write down a problem on each sticky that they had experienced since either coming or returning to our university. We'll go over each one of these pieces, putting them into context with the famous music that was being written at the time. Nov 05, 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. Oct 04, 2017 Ever wanted to write music to describe your friends? In the meantime, he wrote three of his most popular pieces and three of the most popular pieces in all of classical music, the American String Quartet, the Cello Concerto, and the topic for today, his New world Symphony. Mar 29, 2018 This week on Sticky Notes we take a deep dive into Stravinsky's breakthrough ballet, the Firebird! Inspired by the art of his late friend Victor Hartmann, Mussorgsky composed a series of 10 miniature piano pieces full of character, excitement, and pathos.
Its no accident that I chose an overture, a ballet, a symphony, an opera, and a musical; it shows the astonishing variety of approaches to the play, and its flexibility in fitting almost every form classical music takes. We'll take a look at all of the innovations of the baroque, from tonality, the expansion of the orchestra, the emergence of true national styles, and the biggest key of the Baroque era, a focus on text and on meaning that distinguished it from the Renaissance. Jonathan is one of the most insightful and knowledgeable pianists around so don't miss this fascinating episode! This week on Sticky Notes, we'll explore these crowd pleasers: what makes them great pieces? We'll explore the remarkably precocious overture, written when Mendelssohn was just 17, and the incidental music written 17 years later, full. Take a deep dive with conductor Joshua Weilerstein as he dissects this great symphony, discussing the myths and legends about the piece, revealing the structure behind the music, and uncovering how Tchaikovsky pulls at our heartstrings so beautifully. We will also talk about the beginnings of film music, and. Is this music based on Native American, or African-American music? I recently developed my liking to the world of classical music and wanted to learn more about it to better enjoy and appreciate. This was a fascinating discussion and I hope you enjoy it! Dec 07, 2017 Join conductor and host Joshua Weilerstein as we return to Shostakovich for a look at his 4th String Quartet, one of his less well-known pieces, but one that is as profound and meaningful as it gets.
This symphony, written possibly as a gift for the city that adored him so much, is one of Mozart's most ambitious pieces, with a massive first movement that rivals Beethoven's Eroica in length. We'll talk this week about humor in music, how it works, and how Haydn synthesized humor, seriousness, and craft in his voluminous body of work. We discuss Mendelssohn's love of nature, the the remarkable independence and variety that Mendelssohn achieves within a tightly knit German Romantic era symphony. Easy and intuitive to use. Let's dive into one of the pillars of Western Civilization together and thanks for listening! We'll also talk about how the music works with and around the play, and how Mendelssohn might just have written the first ever soundtrack! I hope you enjoy it! Jun 06, 2017 Join conductor and host Joshua Weilerstein as he welcomes violinist, composer, comedian, actor, and renaissance man Aleksey Igudesman of the classical music comedy duo Igudesman and Joo, for a discussion of modern classical music, programming, audiences, comedy, plus his new app, Music Traveler! Check it out and let us know how it feels. Why do audiences like them so much? They solve budgetary problems, they fill the hall, and they make people happy. Nov 01, 2018 Today we start a two week exploration of Stravinsky's earthshakingly revolutionary Rite of Spring.
Through the Piano Concerto for the Left Hand, Valses Nobles et Sentimentales, Tombeau de Couperin, and of course, Bolero, we dive into the incredibly unique and wonderful style of Ravel. Whether you are a beginner just looking to get into classical music but don't know where to start, or a seasoned musician interested in the lives and ideas of your fellow artists, this podcast is for you. Sometimes special guests drop by or we address your problems. Jun 27, 2017 Join conductor and host Joshua Weilerstein for a conversation with the world-renowned pianist Emanuel Ax! Then we'll go moment by moment through the well-loved but highly controversial last movement, both talking about the unusual structure of the movement and the music in the context of Beethoven's highly personal religious and political views. We'll explore the original ballet, all three of the Suites from the ballet, and the fantastical myth behind the story of the ballet, featuring a character I like to call the Russian Voldemort and the Firebird herself. Dec 06, 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.
Writing With a Pen If your Windows device has a pen or stylus, you can draw or write notes directly in a sticky note. Whichever side you're on, I hope you enjoy the show! You just have to start with an empty note—every note can either contain typed text or something drawn with the stylus, but not both. When you type something with a time or date, the time or date will turn blue and you can click or tap it to set a reminder. Thanks so much for listening! You can type whatever you want into the note and Windows will save your note for later. These pieces represent the apex of the path of every cellist. Mozart 40 is not just a ringtone! Thanks and see you next week! A low refrain, resembling th.
Written in 1940, the music reflects a world at war and marks a completely stylistic change for the famously romantic composer. We'll discuss Prokofiev's unique brand of traditionalism and innovation, and the deep contradictions within his music between lyricism and violence, heat and ice, and optimism and cynicism. We'll be taking a look at the piece with a wide lens, finding similarities and differences between other works of Brahms, like his first Piano Concerto, and his symphonies and chamber music. Sticky Notes is a feature that gets a lot of stick from those who never use it. This was a true joy to record and I hope you enjoy it as well! How to Launch Sticky Notes The Sticky Notes app is like any other application included with Windows 10. In fact, there is no shortage of jokes, witticisms, and hilarity in the music of Joseph Haydn.
Oct 25, 2017 Part 2 of The Week of the Voice is here with the incredible bass-baritone Eric Owens! And why do critics and other audience members look down their noses at them? Apr 18, 2019 We're two weeks away from Season 5 of Sticky Notes! We also take a deep dive into the incredible thematic and motivic development that dominates this piece, making it one of the most cohesive 40 minutes of music ever devised. May 9, 2019 Charles Ives was one of the most innovative, dynamic, creative, and underrated American composers. The update is available now as version 3. This is a piece that has been popular since its very first performance, but its origins are widely debated. Haydn's music is sometimes thought of as just light entertainment, but it is truly some of the greatest music ever written. This symphony is like flipping through a photo album of Mendelssohn's Grand Tour of Italy, so we explore how he was able to create such a distinct picture in each movement, while also discussing the extensive revisions that Mendelssohn attempted on the symphony.
This list covers rare pieces from composers as popular as Gershwin, Shostakovich, and Ravel, but also much less well-known composers like Milosz Magin, Teresa Carreno, and Anton Arensky. Then, of course, there is the Adagietto, the most famous of all Mahler movements. Jul 19, 2018 A Patreon-sponsored episode this week, looking at Brahms' 2nd Piano Concerto. Listening to these different renditions of the first movement of the symphony gives us a chance to look at this music through the lens of 9 different conductors and orchestras and it opens our eyes to the interpretive and musical challenges musicians face on a daily basis. Aug 09, 2017 Join conductor and host Joshua Weilerstein as he takes you through each era of classical music Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and Contemporary.
Jan 31, 2018 This week on Sticky Notes we dive into Film Music! We'll talk all about Mozart's life in Prague, the games Mozart plays with his audience, and the allusions to Prague that make this piece such a gift. I was struck, once again, at how little I knew of the students' individual stories that led them to find themselves in my class. This symphony is like flipping through a photo album of Mendelssohn's Grand Tour of Italy, and we explore how he was able to create such a distinct picture in each movement. Haydn was not only a jokester, but he was also one of the most influential composers in history, mentoring both Mozart and Beethoven. Oct 11, 2018 This week we continue our series of exploring each period of Western classical music in 60 minutes with a look at Renaissance Music! The show will feature interviews with the top artists of today, in-depth looks at specific pieces from the repertoire, and deep dives into each era of classical music, plus much more.