New Classical Tracks with Julie Amacher

By Minnesota Public Radio

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

Episode Date
New Classical Tracks: Marcy Rosen and Lydia Artymiw
00:24:39
New Classical Tracks: Marcy Rosen and Lydia Artymiw
Jun 13, 2018
New Classical Tracks: Kazem Abdullah
00:16:32
New Classical Tracks: Kazem Abdullah
Jun 06, 2018
New Classical Tracks: Angela Hewitt
00:26:32
New Classical Tracks: Angela Hewitt
May 30, 2018
New Classical Tracks: Francisco Fullana
00:29:25
New Classical Tracks: Francisco Fullana
May 23, 2018
New Classical Tracks: Rachel Podger
00:24:58
New Classical Tracks: Rachel Podger
May 16, 2018
New Classical Tracks: Patricia Kopatchinskaja
00:21:13
New Classical Tracks: Patricia Kopatchinskaja
May 09, 2018
New Classical Tracks: Norman Krieger
00:18:32
New Classical Tracks: Norman Krieger
May 02, 2018
New Classical Tracks: Kantorei
00:24:17
New Classical Tracks: Kantorei
Apr 25, 2018
New Classical Tracks: Seraph Brass
00:19:34
New Classical Tracks: Seraph Brass
Apr 18, 2018
New Classical Tracks: Xiayin Wang
00:21:21
New Classical Tracks: Xiayin Wang
Apr 11, 2018
New Classical Tracks: Miro Quartet
00:24:16
New Classical Tracks: Miro Quartet
Apr 04, 2018
New Classical Tracks: Lisa Batiashvili
00:23:41
New Classical Tracks: Lisa Batiashvili
Mar 28, 2018
New Classical Tracks: Seong-Jin Cho
00:14:47
New Classical Tracks: Seong-Jin Cho
Mar 21, 2018
New Classical Tracks: Marin Alsop
00:16:01
New Classical Tracks: Marin Alsop
Mar 14, 2018
New Classical Tracks: Lara Downes
00:24:25
This week on New Classical Tracks, Lara Downes celebrates Leonard Bernstein's life, music, and imagination in her new album, 'For Lenny.'
Mar 07, 2018
New Classical Tracks: Seraph Brass (extended)
00:19:34
New Classical Tracks: Seraph Brass (extended)
Feb 28, 2018
New Classical Tracks: Rachel Barton Pine
00:26:07
Rachel Barton Pine was 11 when she first performed Bruch's Violin Concerto No. 1 with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Now, 32 years later, she's recording the work for the first time, along with Elgar's Violin Concerto.
Feb 21, 2018
New Classical Tracks: Riccardo Muti
00:04:59
New Classical Tracks: Riccardo Muti
Feb 14, 2018
New Classical Tracks: Pappano joins Argerich for Saint-Saens
00:13:57
Conductor and pianist Antonio Pappano joins the legendary Martha Argerich for a new recording of Saint-Saens' 'Carnival of the Animals.'
Feb 07, 2018
New Classical Tracks: Rolando Villazon and Ildar Abdrazakov
00:04:58
New Classical Tracks: Rolando Villazon and Ildar Abdrazakov
Jan 31, 2018
New Classical Tracks: Stephen Hough
00:23:36
Pianist Stephen Hough delves into the magical world of Debussy in his first recording of the composer's work.
Jan 24, 2018
New Classical Tracks: Danish String Quartet
00:29:35
What's ingrained in the musicians of the Danish String Quartet? Nordic folk music.
Jan 17, 2018
New Classical Tracks: Anne Akiko Meyers
00:18:52
Anne Akiko Meyers is back with her 35th release, 'Fantasia,' named after the work composed for her by Finnish composer Einojuhani Rautavaara.
Jan 10, 2018
New Classical Tracks: Dennis Russell Davies
00:23:03
Conductor Dennis Russell Davies challenges the definition of what you might think of as old and new music on his new recording.
Jan 03, 2018
New Classical Tracks: Ola Gjeilo (extended interview)
00:20:21
If you're familiar with the world of choral music, then you know the name Ola Gjeilo. On his new recording, 'Winter Songs,' he combines his love of choral music with his passion for piano improvisation and strings.
Dec 20, 2017
New Classical Tracks: Voces8 (extended)
00:21:40
The British vocal ensemble Voces8 is back with a new soprano, a new composer-in-residence and, soon, a new recording, 'Equinox.'
Dec 13, 2017
New Classical Tracks: The OK Factor
The OK Factor is more than just 'OK.' It's a genre-bending duo whose members met five years ago while attending school in Iowa. Now you can 'Have Yourself an OK Christmas,' thanks to their new holiday recording of the same name.
Dec 06, 2017
New Classical Tracks: George Li
00:18:34
Pianist George Li made his debut last month at Carnegie Hall, where he performed the same program featured on his new recording, "Live at the Mariinsky." In fact, he's still basking in the glow of that Russian recital.
Nov 29, 2017
New Classical Tracks: Angela Gheorghiu
00:21:25
New Classical Tracks: Angela Gheorghiu
Nov 22, 2017
New Classical Tracks: Norman Krieger - Extended
00:20:17
New Classical Tracks: Norman Krieger - Extended
Nov 15, 2017
New Classical Tracks: McGill/McHale Trio
00:29:10
How a performance collaboration among brothers Anthony and Demarre McGill and pianist Michael McHale turned into a debut recording, 'Portraits.'
Nov 08, 2017
Haimovitz and O'Riley team up on 'Troika'
00:23:21
Pianist Christopher O'Riley and cellist Matt Haimovitz are frequent collaborators. Their most recent recording, 'Troika,' explores the music of the Slavic soul.
Oct 25, 2017
Leonard and Isbin capture their Spanish soul
00:25:18
About three years ago, mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard invited guitarist Sharon Isbin to collaborate on Spanish songs. They recently captured their experience on a new recording titled 'Alma Espanola,' which means 'Spanish Soul.'
Oct 18, 2017
Bjarte Eike raises a toast to the music of 17th-century London
00:21:29
Ten years ago, musician Bjarte Eike launched the Alehouse Sessions at a festival in Norway, bringing to life music from the inns, taverns and alehouses of 17th-century London. It was an immediate hit, so Bjarte decided to develop it further, resulting in a new recording, 'The Alehouse Sessions.'
Oct 11, 2017
Tomas Cotik offers a big slice of Piazzolla
00:22:48
Violinist Tomas Cotik grew up in Astor Piazzolla's homeland of Argentina. Cotik moved away at age 18, studying, teaching, and performing in Canada, Germany and the United States. Cotik's new recording takes him back to his homeland, as he celebrates the legacy of Astor Piazzolla.
Oct 04, 2017
Yo-Yo Ma and friends team up on Bach Trios
00:04:59
As a concert soloist and as a musical collaborator in various genres, including his own Silk Road Ensemble, Yo-Yo Ma has been part of the classical musical evolution for decades. His exploration continues with a new recording of Bach Trios featuring the unusual combination of cello, double bass and mandolin. Yo-Yo Ma says he's thrilled to be joined by the genius of Edgar Meyer and Chris Thile.
Sep 27, 2017
Pianist Shai Wosner improvises on some of his favorite works
00:27:13
"There's a wonderful term in French when they say a premiere of a piece, they say creation. They say it was created, you know, on such-and-such day. And I think that's relevant for every time the piece is played - you're creating it. And I think the fact that it's not the same every time is what makes it so exciting." On his new recording, 'Impromptu,' Israeli-born pianist Shai Wosner puts this idea to the test, as he improvises on works by some of his favorite composers.
Sep 20, 2017
The Minnesota Orchestra and Mahler
00:04:59
It all began with Beethoven. When that symphony cycle was complete, Finnish conductor Osmo Vanska forged a new cycle of critically acclaimed Sibelius Symphonies. The second recording in that series earned Osmo Vanska and the Minnesota Orchestra a Grammy Award in 2014 for Best Orchestral Performance. Music Director Osmo Vanska says these two earlier recording projects helped to set the stage for their latest endeavor, a complete cycle of symphony recordings by the late great Romantic, Gustav Mahler, "During the process of the Beethoven symphonies we started to play Beethoven better and better Beethoven. The same with Sibelius. They have been a foundation for Mahler and we try to build from it and to make this kind of Mahler tradition." The Minnesota Orchestra's Mahler tradition begins with his Symphony No. 5 in C Sharp minor.
Sep 13, 2017
Tippet Rise: masterful music in the Montana mountains
00:17:10
The Montana arts center and music venue, Tippet Rise, has released an album of highlights from its music festival's inaugural season. Christopher O'Riley, pianist and the festival's artistic director, talks about a new album of musical highlights from the festival.
Sep 06, 2017
Yekwon Sunwoo celebrates a gold-medal performance
00:16:03
Yekwon Sunwoo took the Gold Medal at the 2017 International Van Cliburn competition. The first Van Cliburn winner from South Korea, Yekwon Sunwoo has released the live album of his award-winning performance.
Aug 30, 2017
Stephen Edwards' Requiem for My Mother (extended)
00:34:00
Stephen Edwards' Requiem for My Mother (extended)
Aug 22, 2017
Simone Dinnerstein meets Mozart in Havana
00:13:38
What if Mozart went to Havana? Simone Dinnerstein decided to find out. Dinnerstein traveled to Cuba at the invitation of Solomon Mikowsky -- the result of which is a recording of works by Mozart with the Havana Lyceum Orchestra.
Aug 16, 2017
Avi Avital continues to stretch musical boundaries
00:31:11
On his latest recording, mandolinist Avi Avital dives into his Israeli roots exploring his Moroccan ancestry. He says it's the nature of his instrument that allows him to stretch beyond musical boundaries.
Aug 09, 2017
Shai Wosner improvises with some of his favorite composers
00:27:13
On his new recording, 'Impromptu,' Israeli-born pianist Shai Wosner improvises on works by some of his favorite composers: Schubert, Chopin, Beethoven, Liszt, Dvorak, Gershwin and Ives.
Aug 02, 2017
Leonard Slatkin completes another Copland
00:28:43
As he prepares for his 10th and final season as music director of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Leonard Slatkin is excited to release another recording in their Copland cycle.
Jul 26, 2017
Minnesota Orchestra masters Mahler
00:04:59
Following successful recordings of works by Beethoven and Sibelius, the on-a-roll Minnesota Orchestra made a recording of Mahler's demanding Symphony No. 5. 'If the music is good enough,' says Music Director Osmo Vanska, 'you are ready to even suffer because of that.'
Jul 19, 2017
Wu Han records at 'a magical place'
00:30:21
The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center recorded an album at Shaker Village in Kentucky. 'It's a magical place,' says Artistic Director Wu Han. 'It's a place where people search for a renewal of spirit.'
Jul 12, 2017
Rachel Barton Pine makes her violin sing
00:27:08
A fan of Niccolo Pagaini since she was a child, Rachel Barton Pine released all of the Paganini Caprices on a new recording she calls, 'Bel Canto,' which means 'beautiful singing.' Hear more about the new recording, about Rachel's longtime fascination with Pagaini, and how Rachel's husband lent an idea for rehearsal, all in this New Classical Tracks extended podcast.
Jul 05, 2017
A new collection of Bach Trios from Yo-Yo Ma and friends
00:04:59
Yo-Yo Ma has been part of the classical musical evolution for decades. His exploration continues with a new recording of Bach Trios featuring the unusual combination of cello, double bass and mandolin. Yo-Yo Ma says he's thrilled to be joined by the genius of Edgar Meyer and Chris Thile.
Jun 27, 2017
Howard Shore on composing for film, TV and the concert hall - extended audio
00:24:38
Howard Shore has recorded and composed music for about 80 films, including J.R.R. Tolkien's massive trilogy, 'The Lord of the Rings.' These days, Shore says he's writing more concert music, and he's just released a new recording featuring two of his concertos. In this extended podcast, Shore talks about composing music for the Lord of The Rings Trilogy, his work during the early days of Saturday Night Live, and more. (Updated audio)
Jun 21, 2017
Alexandre Tharaud revels in Rachmaninoff
00:04:59
With the release of his most recent recording, 'Tharaud plays Rachmaninov,' French pianist Alexandre Tharaud invites you into his childhood dream.
Jun 07, 2017
Anne-Sophie Mutter - Mutterissimo (extended version)
00:21:08
One of the greatest violinists of our time is celebrating her 40th anniversary as a performer. So, what, you might be thinking, surprises Anne-Sophie Mutter the most about this accomplishment? "That there is so my repertoire out there that I haven't started yet!" she says. In this extended podcast, learn more about the new recording, and hear Anne-Sophie talk about her 40-year career; the golden shoes that affected the way she performs today; and her foundation which supports young artists.
May 31, 2017
Simone Dinnerstein meets Mozart in Havana
00:13:38
What if Mozart went to Havana? Simone Dinnerstein decided to find out. Dinnerstein traveled to Cuba at the invitation of Solomon Mikowsky -- the result of which is a recording of works by Mozart with the Havana Lyceum Orchestra.
May 24, 2017
New Classical Tracks: Simone Dinnerstein, 'Mozart in Havana'
00:13:38
New Classical Tracks: Simone Dinnerstein, 'Mozart in Havana'
May 24, 2017
Emerson String Quartet celebrate Purcell and Britten
00:04:59
On this new recording, the Emerson String Quartet explore the affinity between two of England's best-known composers, Henry Purcell and Benjamin Britten. It's hard to believe this music spans almost three centuries.
May 17, 2017