New Classical Tracks with Julie Amacher

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

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Pianist Emanuel Ax makes music with lifelong friend Yo-Yo Ma

Emanuel Ax & Yo-Yo Ma  — Hope Amid Tears: Beethoven’s Cello Sonatas (Sony) 

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“Yo-Yo and I, back in the fall, we're able to do some concerts on the back of a truck. We did 20-minute concerts in various places in parking lots for nurses, teachers and UPS delivery people,“ said pianist Emanuel Ax about performing during the pandemic...



Conductor John Jeter continues to celebrate the works of Florence Price

John Jeter and the ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra — Price: Symphony No. 3, The Mississippi River & Ethiopia's Shadow in America (Naxos)

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John Jeter spends most of his time as music director and conductor of Arkansas’s Fort Smith Symphony.  He’s a big believer in promoting the culture of his state, even if it means going to Europe...



Musical siblings Sheku and Isata Kanneh-Mason debut their first duo album

Sheku and Isata Kanneh-Mason MUSE (Decca)

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British pianist Isata Kanneh-Mason and her younger brother, Cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason, have very different personalities. Perhaps, that is why they get along so well...



Violinist Daniel Hope embarks on his most creative project to date

Daniel Hope — Hope (DG)

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“Music doesn't let me go. I always knew that it was the focus of my life, but it became a lifeline,” violinist Daniel Hope said about the pandemic. “It became a lifeline to the outside world. It was the luxury of time and connections to so many musicians that were willing to experiment and improvise that helped me find hope...



Pianist Seong-Jin Cho revisits Frédéric Chopin

Seong-Jin Cho Chopin Piano Concerto No. 2 Scherzi (DG)

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Pianist Seong-Jin Cho became the first South Korean to win First Prize at the Warsaw International Chopin Competition in 2015...


 2021-11-03  16m

Pianist Jeremy Denk revisits his favorite childhood composer, Mozart

Jeremy Denk & the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra Mozart Piano Concertos (Nonesuch)

Pianist Jeremy Denk has finally had the space and time to finish his forthcoming memoir Every Good Boy Does Fine, which will resonate with you if you took piano lessons as a kid. It releases this February, and its timing coincides beautifully with his new album featuring the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, Mozart Piano Concertos...


 2021-10-27  21m

ARC Ensemble honors composer Dmitri Klebanov

ARC Ensemble – Chamber Works by Dmitri Klebanov (Chandos)

“It is very interesting that every composer tells a different story of overcoming difficulties,” said Simon Wynberg, who is the artistic director for the Arc Ensemble. “It’s about planting a flag in the ground and producing marvelous work. It's a really exciting kind of project...


 2021-10-20  19m

Pianist Daniil Trifonov loves spending time with Bach

Daniil Trifonov – Bach: The Art of Life (DG) 

“I think with Bach it's much easier to practice for many hours than with some other composers,“ said Russian pianist Daniil Trifonov, who has always wanted to spend more time with Bach. “It’s so harmonious and everything makes sense, even the most complex polyphony still makes sense...


 2021-10-13  16m

Pianist Jean Yves-Thibaudet enjoys complete freedom on 'Carte Blanche'

Jean-Yves Thibaudet – Carte Blanche (Decca)

French pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet celebrated his 60th birthday with a trip to Hawaii in September. He also marked the occasion with the release of his new recording, Carte Blanche.

“This was an album where I was given literally carte blanche,” Thibaudet said. “I could choose whatever. It might not have happened without the pandemic, and I did it with the greatest love and joy. I had such a good time doing it...


 2021-10-06  29m

Violinist Randall Goosby finds inspiration in his heritage

 Randall Goosby — Roots (Decca)

“I see it as a stroke of luck. I certainly didn't believe that I was capable of whatever level of playing I thought was necessary to be accepted into his program,” reflects violinist Randall Goosby about Itzhak Perlman’s intensive summer music program in 2011. “I was very fortunate to be accepted...


 2021-09-29  39m