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New Classical Tracks with Julie Amacher

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Host Julie Amacher provides an in-depth exploration of a new classical music release each week.

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Host Julie Amacher provides an in-depth exploration of a new classical music release each week.

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82 Ratings
Average Ratings
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Great for alarm clock music, nice way to keep up with new CD's

By abc in sf - Jul 25 2010
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Entertaining, well produced; covers a wide range of music. I've really enjoyed listening to this over the past several years. The podcasts are short enough for a quick listen as my morning wake-up music on my alarm clock. Nice way to supplement written reviews of new CD's because of the ability to listen to the tracks themselves. This has helped me to buy a few CD's that I would not otherwise have ventured to purchase. Thank you!

Great way to stay informed about new releases

By A Knitter - May 18 2009
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If you like classical music (even a little bit) you will enjoy this podcast highlighting new classical music releases. Julie covers a variety of classical genres from new releases of old standards to some stuff that is "on the edge" of new classical.

iTunes Ratings

82 Ratings
Average Ratings
63
10
3
3
3

Great for alarm clock music, nice way to keep up with new CD's

By abc in sf - Jul 25 2010
Read more
Entertaining, well produced; covers a wide range of music. I've really enjoyed listening to this over the past several years. The podcasts are short enough for a quick listen as my morning wake-up music on my alarm clock. Nice way to supplement written reviews of new CD's because of the ability to listen to the tracks themselves. This has helped me to buy a few CD's that I would not otherwise have ventured to purchase. Thank you!

Great way to stay informed about new releases

By A Knitter - May 18 2009
Read more
If you like classical music (even a little bit) you will enjoy this podcast highlighting new classical music releases. Julie covers a variety of classical genres from new releases of old standards to some stuff that is "on the edge" of new classical.
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New Classical Tracks with Julie Amacher

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Host Julie Amacher provides an in-depth exploration of a new classical music release each week.

Rank #1: New Classical Tracks: Anne-Sophie Mutter and John Williams rework classic Hollywood themes on new album

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New Classical Tracks: Anne-Sophie Mutter and John Williams rework classic Hollywood themes on new album

Oct 30 2019

27mins

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Rank #2: New Classical Tracks: Pianist Haochen Zhang offers a fresh take on Tchaikovsky and Prokofiev

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This week on New Classical Tracks, Cliburn Competition winner Haochen Zhang shares insights into his new recording of Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No. 1 and Prokofiev's Piano Concerto No. 2.

Aug 21 2019

15mins

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Rank #3: New Classical Tracks: JoAnn Falletta celebrates 20 years at Buffalo Philharmonic with new recording of Brahms and Prokofiev

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This week on New Classical Tracks, music director JoAnn Falletta celebrates two decades at the helm of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra with a new live concert recording of Brahms Concerto No. 2 and Prokofiev's 'Romeo and Juliet'.

Nov 27 2019

29mins

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Rank #4: New Classical Tracks: Hear a retelling of the Nativity story in Margaret Bonds' 'The Ballad of the Brown King'

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Dr. Ashley Jackson and conductor Malcolm J. Merriweather discuss the fascinating history of Margaret Bonds' 'The Ballad of the Brown King,' which tells the story of the Nativity from the perspective of Balthazar. The fully orchestrated version premiered in 1960 with a dedication to Martin Luther King Jr. Now it has been recorded for the first time by the Dessoff Choirs.

Dec 25 2019

28mins

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Rank #5: New Classical Tracks: After devastating injury, Milos Karadaglic returns with deeply personal album

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A performance injury nearly derailed guitarist Milos Karadaglic's career. Now, after a 2-year hiatus, he's back with a deeply personal recording, "Sound of Silence," featuring pieces by Radiohead, Leonard Cohen, Paul Simon and the Magnetic Fields.

Apr 15 2020

23mins

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Rank #6: New Classical Tracks: Stile Antico's third Christmas album celebrates 16th-century Spain

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This week on New Classical Tracks, James Arthur and Rebecca Hickey of Stile Antico discuss the Renaissance vocal ensemble's third Christmas release, 'A Spanish Nativity.'

Dec 04 2019

26mins

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Rank #7: New Classical Tracks: Self-professed 'choral nerd' Dale Warland releases album of rare Christmas music

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The Dale Warland Singers disbanded 15 years ago, yet their magical sound is as appealing as ever on their live holiday recording, 'Hodie!' Self-professed 'choral nerd' Dale Warland discusses the new album, which features rarely heard Christmas repertoire from Daniel Pinkham and Benjamin Britten.

Dec 18 2019

20mins

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Rank #8: New Classical Tracks: Composer Ludovico Einaudi turns daily walk into seven-part musical journey

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Italian composer Ludovico Einaudi discusses the experiences that inspired his ambitious new project, 'Seven Days Walking.'

Jul 10 2019

24mins

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Rank #9: New Classical Tracks: Yolanda Kondonassis premieres new harp concerto by Jennifer Higdon in 'American Rapture'

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Harpist Yolanda Kondonassis and conductor Ward Stare share insights into their new album 'American Rapture,' which features the world premiere of a new harp concerto by Jennifer Higdon.

Jul 03 2019

23mins

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Rank #10: New Classical Tracks: Film composer Danny Elfman's 'wild ride' continues with classical album

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This week on New Classical Tracks, film composer Danny Elfman, best known for writing the 'Simpsons' theme, discusses his successful foray into classical music with a new recording of his violin concerto and piano quartet.

Sep 25 2019

37mins

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Rank #11: New Classical Tracks: Composer Ludovico Einaudi turns daily walk into 7-part musical journey

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This week on New Classical Tracks, Italian composer Ludovico Einaudi discusses the experiences that inspired his ambitious new project, 'Seven Days Walking.'

Apr 08 2020

24mins

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Rank #12: New Classical Tracks: Sharon Isbin and Pacifica Quartet celebrate musical links between Italy and Spain

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This week on New Classical Tracks, guitarist Sharon Isbin discusses her collaboration with Pacifica Quartet on the new album 'Souvenirs of Spain and Italy.'

Oct 16 2019

20mins

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Rank #13: New Classical Tracks: Bluegrass banjo picking and Irish fiddle tunes inspire Michael Torke's 'Sky'

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This week on New Classical Tracks, composer Michael Torke discusses his collaboration with violinist Tessa Lark on 'Sky,' a new album inspired by bluegrass and traditional Irish fiddle music.

Sep 18 2019

34mins

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Rank #14: New Classical Tracks: Trumpeter Mary Bowden explores the purity and power of sound

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Trumpeter Mary Bowden shares insights into the special personal meaning of each track on her latest album, 'Reverie.'

Jun 26 2019

20mins

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Rank #15: New Classical Tracks: John Lunn's new 'Downton Abbey' film score is fit for a king (and queen)

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This week on New Classical Tracks, Scottish composer John Lunn discusses the soundtrack for the new film adaptation of 'Downton Abbey.'

Oct 02 2019

17mins

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Rank #16: New Classical Tracks: Conspirare showcases Jake Runestad's choral music in new album

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This week on New Classical Tracks, Jake Runestad discusses the poetry and compositional process behind 'The Hope of Loving,' a new album of his choral music recorded by Craig Hella Johnson's Conspirare.

Aug 28 2019

31mins

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Rank #17: New Classical Tracks: Pianist Lara Downes celebrates the life and legacy of Clara Wieck Schumann

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New Classical Tracks: Pianist Lara Downes celebrates the life and legacy of Clara Wieck Schumann

Sep 11 2019

25mins

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Rank #18: New Classical Tracks: Violinist Rachel Barton Pine records 'headbanger' concerto

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As a teenager, Rachel Barton Pine fell in love with the 'headbanging riffs' of Aram Khachaturian's Violin Concerto. Three decades later, she's finally recorded the work, which appears alongside Dvorak's concerto on Pine's 39th recording.

Feb 26 2020

25mins

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Rank #19: New Classical Tracks: Anthony and Demarre McGill soar with 'Winged Creatures'

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New Classical Tracks: Anthony and Demarre McGill soar with the orchestra of their youth in 'Winged Creatures'

Jul 17 2019

22mins

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Rank #20: New Classical Tracks: Pianist Anna Shelest honors women composers in 'Donna Voce'

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In her latest album 'Donna Voce,' pianist Anna Shelest showcases virtuosic works by Clara Schumann, Fanny Mendelssohn and more.

Jul 31 2019

23mins

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New Classical Tracks: Timpanist Erich Rieppel keeps the beat on Minnesota Orchestra's latest recording

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This week on New Classical Tracks, timpanist Erich Rieppel talks about the Minnesota Orchestra's latest recording of Mahler's Symphony No. 7. Enter the giveaway for a chance to win a copy of the CD!

Jul 08 2020

25mins

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New Classical Tracks: Helen Chang takes us down 'American Avenues' on latest release

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This week on New Classical Tracks, violinist Helen Chang shares what inspired her latest release 'American Avenues,' and how fun it was to make an album perfect for the July 4th holiday. Enter the giveaway for a chance to win a copy of the CD!

Jul 01 2020

19mins

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New Classical Tracks: Sharon Isbin shows her 'Affinity' for music around the globe

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This week on New Classical Tracks, guitarist Sharon Isbin talks about bringing together musical influences from around the world on her release 'Affinity.'

Jun 24 2020

29mins

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New Classical Tracks: Oratorio shines a light on Underground Railroad conductor William Still

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'Sanctuary Road' shines a light on William Still, a conductor of the Underground Railroad. Not only did Still risk his life helping people find freedom, he chronicled their stories and their struggles. This week on New Classical Tracks, librettist Mark Campbell, soprano Laquita Mitchell, and composer Paul Moravec discuss the significance of these stories and this powerful work.

Jun 17 2020

24mins

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New Classical Tracks: Ola Gjeilo showcases the soul of NYC in 'Night'

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New Classical Tracks: Ola Gjeilo showcases the soul of NYC in 'Night'

Jun 10 2020

18mins

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New Classical Tracks: In latest release, cellist Hee-Young Lim dives into Russian sonatas

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This week on New Classical Tracks, cellist Hee-Young Lim talks about her upcoming release of Russian cello sonatas. Enter the giveaway for a chance to win a copy of the CD!

Jun 03 2020

17mins

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New Classical Tracks: Guitarist Sharon Isbin forays into Indian Classical music with 'Strings for Peace'

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This week on New Classical Tracks, Sharon Isbin talks about her new release, 'Strings for Peace.' Her first foray into Indian Classical music combines guitar with the Indian sarod to create a magical album.

May 27 2020

24mins

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New Classical Tracks: Violinist Lara St. John joins forces with pianist Matt Herskowitz in the key of A major

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This week on New Classical Tracks, Canadian violinist Lara St. John discusses her new album with pianist Matt Herskowitz, featuring two sonatas in the key of A major.

May 20 2020

22mins

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New Classical Tracks: 20-year-old cello phenom Sheku Kanneh-Mason releases second solo album

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At 17, he won the BBC's Young Musician Competition. Then he performed at the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. He's also appeared on 'Britain's Got Talent' with his six musical siblings. Yet, cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason, who is just 20 years old and still studies at the Royal Academy of Music, is grounded in the music he loves. He's just released his second solo recording, featuring Elgar's Cello Concerto in E minor and other pieces that are close to his heart.

May 13 2020

16mins

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New Classical Tracks: Cellist Ofra Harnoy reenergizes her career as she gets 'Back to Bach'

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This week on New Classical Tracks, cellist Ofra Harnoy discusses her debilitating shoulder injury and long journey to recovery, during which she not only reunited with her childhood sweetheart but ended up recording an entire album with him!

May 06 2020

18mins

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New Classical Tracks: Bluegrass banjo picking and Irish fiddle tunes inspire Michael Torke's 'Sky'

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This week on New Classical Tracks, composer Michael Torke discusses his collaboration with violinist Tessa Lark on 'Sky,' a new album inspired by bluegrass and traditional Irish fiddle music.

Apr 29 2020

34mins

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New Classical Tracks: Black Oak Ensemble's debut album pays tribute to 6 Jewish composers

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This week on New Classical Tracks, members of Chicago-based Black Oak Ensemble discuss their debut album 'Silenced Voices.' The recording features string trios by six Jewish composers, all but one of whom perished during the Holocaust.

Apr 22 2020

21mins

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New Classical Tracks: After devastating injury, Milos Karadaglic returns with deeply personal album

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This week on New Classical Tracks, guitarist Milos Karadaglic discusses how a performance injury and 2-year hiatus led to his new album, 'Sound of Silence,' which features pieces by Radiohead, Leonard Cohen, Paul Simon and the Magnetic Fields.

Apr 15 2020

23mins

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New Classical Tracks: After devastating injury, Milos Karadaglic returns with deeply personal album

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A performance injury nearly derailed guitarist Milos Karadaglic's career. Now, after a 2-year hiatus, he's back with a deeply personal recording, "Sound of Silence," featuring pieces by Radiohead, Leonard Cohen, Paul Simon and the Magnetic Fields.

Apr 15 2020

23mins

Play

New Classical Tracks: Composer Ludovico Einaudi turns daily walk into 7-part musical journey

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This week on New Classical Tracks, Italian composer Ludovico Einaudi discusses the experiences that inspired his ambitious new project, 'Seven Days Walking.'

Apr 08 2020

24mins

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New Classical Tracks: Anne-Sophie Mutter and John Williams rework classic Hollywood themes

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This week on New Classical Tracks, violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter discusses her collaboration with legendary Hollywood composer John Williams on the new album 'Across the Stars,' which includes reworked versions of classic themes from 'Star Wars,' 'Harry Potter,' 'Schindler's List' and more.

Apr 01 2020

27mins

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New Classical Tracks: Angele Dubeau offers meditative music from contemporary composers on new album

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This week on New Classical Tracks, Angele Dubeau and her all-female ensemble wrap up Women's History Month with music that marks our time on 'Pulsations.'

Mar 25 2020

19mins

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New Classical Tracks: Concertmaster Margaret Batjer shares music of comfort and hope

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This week on New Classical Tracks, Margaret Batjer marks her 20th year as concertmaster of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra with 'Jalbert, Bach, Part and Vasks,' which features a newly commissioned violin concerto.

Mar 18 2020

19mins

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New Classical Tracks: Violinist Tessa Lark wears her Kentucky roots with pride on solo debut album

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This week on New Classical Tracks, violinist and Kentucky native Tessa Clark discusses her debut solo album 'Fantasy,' which includes a mix of classical and folk music.

Mar 11 2020

28mins

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New Classical Tracks: Neave Trio celebrates the music of trailblazing women on 'Her Voice'

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Neave Trio's newest recording 'Her Voice' celebrates three trailblazing composers, who also happen to be women: Amy Beach, Rebecca Clarke and Louise Farrenc. Violinist Anna Williams, pianist Eri Nakamura and cellist Mikhail (Misha) Veselov discuss their new album this week on New Classical Tracks.

Mar 04 2020

24mins

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iTunes Ratings

82 Ratings
Average Ratings
63
10
3
3
3

Great for alarm clock music, nice way to keep up with new CD's

By abc in sf - Jul 25 2010
Read more
Entertaining, well produced; covers a wide range of music. I've really enjoyed listening to this over the past several years. The podcasts are short enough for a quick listen as my morning wake-up music on my alarm clock. Nice way to supplement written reviews of new CD's because of the ability to listen to the tracks themselves. This has helped me to buy a few CD's that I would not otherwise have ventured to purchase. Thank you!

Great way to stay informed about new releases

By A Knitter - May 18 2009
Read more
If you like classical music (even a little bit) you will enjoy this podcast highlighting new classical music releases. Julie covers a variety of classical genres from new releases of old standards to some stuff that is "on the edge" of new classical.