Sticky Notes: The Classical Music Podcast
Author: Joshua WeilersteinSubscribed: 3,339Played: 141,650
What Does a Conductor Really Do?
All things Piano with Marc-André Hamelin
Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 4
My 25 Favorite Moments in Classical Music (Part 2)
My Top 25 Favorite Moments in Classical Music (Part 1)
Mendelssohn Octet in E Flat Major, Op. 20
Mahler Symphony No. 5, Part 2
Mahler Symphony No. 5, Part 1
Schoenberg: Verklärte Nacht
What Does an Opera Director Really Do? W/ Tabatha McFadyen
The Life and Music of Clara Schumann
So What's It Like To Be The Principal Horn Of The Berlin Philharmonic? W/ Stefan Dohr
Brahms Symphony No. 1
Debussy String Quartet
A Conversation with Martin Fröst: "The Highest Feeling You Can Get is that Someone Got Better"
Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring, Part 2
Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring, Part 1
Stravinsky: The Firebird
Pavel Haas, Symphony
this podcast is just amazing. I love it🥺👌
Excellent podcast. Definitely worth subscribing. Used to listen to Karl Haas on the radio and miss him.This is a great listen for a modern audience and he bring to light not only the music but the social setting as well. Love it!
It took me a second to realize who "WC" is. You're mispronouncing "Debussy", lol.
What is the piece being played during the intro of the podcast?
Hey I just came across your podcast and it was really nice, thank you!
You sound like such a tool with the throat-clearing pronunciation of Bach. Unless you are going to pronounce Polish composers the way Polish speakers would, Italian composers as would Italians, then stop with saying Bach as if you're battling COVID. It impresses not a soul. Good grief.
Hi. I had really liked the episode called "History of classical music in 60 mins". Wanted to play it in my sociology class today for my students who are all tracing predominant ideas of each era and how they influenced various aspects of life. I'm not able to find the episode. Has it been taken down? :(
This is such an excellent podcast! The question of attracting new audience members who feel they just don't understand classical music makes me think of religion. I think people go to concerts and go to church for the same reason. The silence just before and after a piece ends and the listening during a piece is a sacred, communal act. It does take a lot of Sunday school classes, family participation and commitment to create the practices and knowledge base to feel at home in a service at a house of worship. And most churches have to create engagement tools to attract new members. I see the concert hall as the new church for all people. Cultivating a community where the individual and collective mind can be elevated is surely something everybody craves. At the very end of the podcast, Joshua asked Zsolt what makes him an interviewer who can draw out even the stiffest musician. Zsolt described a friend who characterized his approach as "soulful listening". I agree! This approach is best explained by John O'Donohue who said, "The amazing thing about humans is that regardless of the morass of falsity that surrounds them, if they can be approached in a way where the true word of address to the soul is sounded, they are helpless but to react back with authenticity and integrity." Zsolt Bognar shows us this truth.
love this piece, I'm curious to why such a bad recording was used?
Great talk! I think that through streaming, if the regional audiences can become familiar with the personalities and abilities of the conductor and orchestra members, just as baseball fans become familiar with the individual players, attending actual live concerts will have the same interest and excitement as attending games in a professional ballpark. People want to feel connected. Responding to comments and questions before and after a streamed performance, is a wonderful engagement tool.
Thank you so much for making these documentaries and producing them with much devotion and a lifetime of study - a lifetime so we may understand in this brief hour of time..
excellent discussion and analysis!
This was such a lovely interview. Many parents would benefit from your parents' thoughts on raising children, especially musical ones. The incredible creativity of Donald in working with Alisa is priceless. Humor and imagination combined with devotion to child and music!
does a conductor hear all the music being played? can they hear each instrument, or even each section at once? is that possible?
YAY So GOOD
Great podcast. Love for classical music re-ignite after listening to you.
Great intro. to this topic. couldn't really hear the similarities and differences in the selected samples of music. may be if I. listen to whole pieces, I may understand better. where can I find a song list used in this podcast?
Finding this podcast is the best thing that happened to me this year! I recently developed my liking to the world of classical music and wanted to learn more about it to better enjoy and appreciate. Yet it wasn't easy to find a suitable source that's informative, educational, entertaining and kind enough to someone like me who has no musical training until I found this one! Thoroughly enjoying all the episodes so far and can't wait for more.
Wow!!!! I am only through the first episode but I am loving this podcast. It is interesting, informative, and entertaining! I listen to classical music all the time but have never learned much at all about the composers, history, or pieces themselves, so I am just so glad this exists. And I'm so happy that in this first episode you address how lively and enthusiastic it often is, it's not just "relaxing" music like a lot of non-listeners might think. I love how you point out the themes and repetition that I often have trouble hearing (especially in Shostakovich's piece because it has so much going on). I am beyond excited to listen to more episodes.