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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Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 4 days 12 hours 46 minutes


Pianist Isata Kanneh-Mason explores American music

Isata Kanneh-Mason — Summertime (Decca)

Isata Kanneh-Mason is the oldest of seven incredibly talented musical siblings. They’ve all studied at the Royal Academy of Music in London and Kanneh-Mason received an Elton John Scholarship.

“I've never really been to a pop concert and to be on stage in that setting is so different from what I'm used to...


 2021-08-18  17m

Conductor JoAnn Falletta embraces the seasons

JoAnn Falletta & the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra — The Four Seasons / The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires (Beau Fleuve)

When the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra took the stage for their season opening concert last September, there was no audience in the hall due to the pandemic. Their loyal fans were watching the concert online. 

Conductor JoAnn Falletta had to switch gears quickly...


 2021-08-11  24m

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

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

“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. “I hope that brought them a little pleasure...


 2021-08-04  35m

Inbal Segev showcases 20 new works for cello

Inbal Segev – 20 Pieces for 2020 (Avie)

When the global pandemic shut down concert halls and live performances last year, cellist Inbal Segev knew she couldn’t just sit at home and do nothing. That’s when she and her husband drafted a plan to commission 20 composers to write 20 new works for cello in 2020. The first recording in this four-volume project was recently released...


 2021-07-21  22m

Pianist Andrew Von Oeyen revisits timeless classics

Andrew Von Oeyen — Bach — Beethoven (Warner Classics)

“The first question was not, ‘What should I play?’ It was, ‘Should I even practice?’” said pianist Andrew von Oeyen when the global pandemic shut everything down in 2020. “Do I even want to practice? Because, the whole thing was such a shock to all of us...


 2021-07-14  26m

Conductor JoAnn Falletta rediscovers composer Florent Schmitt

JoAnn Falletta and the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra — Florent Schmitt: La Tragedie de Salome/Musique sur l’eau/Oriane et le Prince d’Amour/Légende (Naxos)

“It was like a treasure box of music that I didn’t know at all,” said conductor JoAnn Falletta after scholar Phillip Nones introduced her to the musical scores of Florent Schmitt. “A true colorist, but with more vivid colors, perhaps, than Debussy and Ravel...


 2021-07-07  16m

Pianist Jeni Slotchiver reflects on our musical heritage

Jeni Slotchiver — American Heritage (ZOHO)

“Many people thought that this was the right time to do this,” said pianist Jeni Slotchiver on her new album, American Heritage. “I did it before, but the music was relevant then as it is now. My African American students had long wanted me to record this music. I was concerned with how they are going to take me recording this music. My students said, ‘Just do it...


 2021-06-30  33m

Flutist Immanuel Davis rediscovers his instrument's roots

Barthold Kuijken & Immanuel Davis — La Magnifique: Flute Music for the Court of Louis XIV (Naxos)

When asked what flutist Immanuel Davis discovered about himself during the pandemic he said, “That my love of the flute and my love of music has to be from within and I also learned how much my students propel me. I really came face to face with how much they are giving back to me...


 2021-06-23  30m

Violist Mark Holloway of Pacifica Quartet explores new works

Pacifica Quartet — Contemporary Voices (Cedille)

“I can relate so much to these three pieces after going through this pandemic,” said violist Mark Holloway reflecting on, Contemporary Voices, the most recent release from Pacifica Quartet. “Each one has something quite unique to say.”

The recording features three contemporary pieces commissioned by the quartet, which won a Grammy for best Chamber Music Performance...


 2021-06-16  27m

Nordic Fiddlers Bloc blends northern fiddle traditions into one

The Nordic Fiddlers Bloc — Bonfrost (NFB Records)

“There's just always been a lot of fiddle players in Shetland,” said Scottish fiddler Kevin Henderson and member of the Nordic Fiddlers Bloc. “My grandfather was a huge fan of fiddle music. That's how I got the bug.”

Shetland is a small community with a rich fiddling tradition that goes back hundreds of years...


 2021-06-09  33m