New Classical Tracks with Julie Amacher

Julie Amacher

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

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Bonus Tracks

New Classical Tracks Extra: Lara Downes

So, what does it really mean to be an exile? That's a question pianist Lara Downes tries to answer with her latest recording. Exiles' Café is a collection of 19th and 20th century solo piano works written by composers in...
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New Classical Tracks: Modern Mandolin Quartet - Americana Bonus Content

Not all of the content from an episode of New Classical Tracks makes the audio cut. Here is further information and interviews relating to the new disc, Americana by the Modern Mandolin Quartet. The Modern Mandolin Quartet welcomes this...
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New Classical Tracks: Chilly Gonzales - Solo Piano II Bonus Content

Not all of the content from an episode of New Classical Tracks makes the audio cut. Here is further information and interviews relating to the new disc, Solo Piano II by Chilly Gonzales.
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Recent Episodes

  • Lily Afshar - Musica da CameraNew Classical Tracks: Lily Afshar
    When Lily Afshar came to the United States from Iran in 1977, she had no idea it was possible to study guitar in college. Now a professor at the University of Memphis, Afshar explores the relationship between literature and the guitar in her new recording, Musica de Camera.October 9, 2013
  • Mozart: Piano ConcertosNew Classical Tracks: Anne-Marie McDermott & the Calder Quartet
    By presenting these early Mozart piano concertos in a string quartet setting, McDermott and the Calder Quartet offer you a chance to hear Mozart in way he sanctioned, yet is rarely recorded.October 2, 2013
  • Times go by TurnsNew Classical Tracks: Times go by Turns
    Times go by Turns, by New York Polyphony, is a collection of poignant texts that, in one way or another, enable you to hover between two worlds and relish those moments of transition.September 25, 2013
  • A Walking FireNew Classical Tracks: A Walking Fire
    The name of this disc, A Walking Fire, is taken from a poem by 13th-century Sufi poet Rumi, and is a metaphor for love. It also beautifully encompasses the process through which each piece on this recording evolved — a journey of wide-eyed wonder transformed into a passionate creation.September 18, 2013
  • Bach: Sonatas and Partitas, Vol. 1New Classical Tracks: Chris Thile plays Bach
    Mandolin virtuoso Chris Thile ponders the interpretations of Glenn Gould, the writings of Charles Rosen, and much else as he brings out his first Bach album.September 11, 2013