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.
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.
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.
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.
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'.
This week on New Classical Tracks, New York Polyphony founding member Craig Phillips discusses the album 'Lamentationes,' which includes world premiere recordings of recently discovered works by Francisco de Penalosa.