New Classical Tracks™ with Julie Amacher
Host Julie Amacher provides an in-depth exploration of a new classical music release each week.
- New Classical Tracks: 'Homecoming, A Scottish Fantasy'
Violinist Nicola Benedetti has an Italian name, but she grew up in Scotland. Her new disc celebrates those Scottish roots, with a classical fantasy on Scottish melodies, a tribute to Robert Burns, and a selection of traditional folk tunes.September 10, 2014
- New Classical Tracks: Getting to know Schubert
Irish pianist Barry Douglas is a self-described latecomer to the music of Franz Schubert. That said, Douglas has just released the first in a series of recordings celebrating Schubert's solo piano works. For this first volume, Barry wanted to focus on Schubert at the height of his creative powers.September 3, 2014
- New Classical Tracks: Ljova, 'Melting River'
Violist and composer Lev Zhurbin, aka Ljova, has released a new album -- and it's only available on vinyl or via digital download. Why not on CD? Ljova explains as he shares the story of his new album.August 20, 2014
- New Classical Tracks: Moments of Reflection
"Eventide," by the British choir Voces8, offers music for the end of the day -- hushed, meditative, ethereal. It's on this week's New Classical Tracks.August 13, 2014
- New Classical Tracks: Not Your Typical Piano Duet
With balletic movement and adventurous sonic exploration, the two pianists of ZOFO are a twenty-finger orchestra.August 6, 2014