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

  • 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
  • Emerson String Quartet 'Journeys'New Classical Tracks: Emerson String Quartet Plus Two
    The new disc from the Emerson String Quartet actually features sextets. It's also their final disc with their longtime cellist David Finckel.September 4, 2013
  • The ImpostorNew Classical Tracks: From Jed Clampett to Bartok
    Banjo player Bela Fleck has collaborated with classical musicians in the past. On 'The Impostor,' he goes even farther, with a full-fledged concerto.August 28, 2013
  • CoffeelandNew Classical Tracks: Coffeeland and beyond
    Laurel Zucker's new disc is a series of musical postcards, from places she's been or has visited in her imagination.August 21, 2013