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

New Classical Tracks with Julie Amacher MPR

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

    New Classical Tracks: Guitarist Sharon Isbin forays into Indian Classical music with 'Strings for Peace'

    New Classical Tracks: Guitarist Sharon Isbin forays into Indian Classical music with 'Strings for Peace'

    This week on New Classical Tracks, Sharon Isbin talks about her new release, 'Strings for Peace.' Her first foray into Indian Classical music combines guitar with the Indian sarod to create a magical album.

    • 24 min
    New Classical Tracks: Violinist Lara St. John joins forces with pianist Matt Herskowitz in the key of A major

    New Classical Tracks: Violinist Lara St. John joins forces with pianist Matt Herskowitz in the key of A major

    This week on New Classical Tracks, Canadian violinist Lara St. John discusses her new album with pianist Matt Herskowitz, featuring two sonatas in the key of A major.

    • 22 min
    New Classical Tracks: 20-year-old cello phenom Sheku Kanneh-Mason releases second solo album

    New Classical Tracks: 20-year-old cello phenom Sheku Kanneh-Mason releases second solo album

    At 17, he won the BBC's Young Musician Competition. Then he performed at the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. He's also appeared on 'Britain's Got Talent' with his six musical siblings. Yet, cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason, who is just 20 years old and still studies at the Royal Academy of Music, is grounded in the music he loves. He's just released his second solo recording, featuring Elgar's Cello Concerto in E minor and other pieces that are close to his heart.

    • 16 min
    New Classical Tracks: Cellist Ofra Harnoy reenergizes her career as she gets 'Back to Bach'

    New Classical Tracks: Cellist Ofra Harnoy reenergizes her career as she gets 'Back to Bach'

    This week on New Classical Tracks, cellist Ofra Harnoy discusses her debilitating shoulder injury and long journey to recovery, during which she not only reunited with her childhood sweetheart but ended up recording an entire album with him!

    • 18 min
    New Classical Tracks: Bluegrass banjo picking and Irish fiddle tunes inspire Michael Torke's 'Sky'

    New Classical Tracks: Bluegrass banjo picking and Irish fiddle tunes inspire Michael Torke's 'Sky'

    This week on New Classical Tracks, composer Michael Torke discusses his collaboration with violinist Tessa Lark on 'Sky,' a new album inspired by bluegrass and traditional Irish fiddle music.

    • 34 min
    New Classical Tracks: Black Oak Ensemble's debut album pays tribute to 6 Jewish composers

    New Classical Tracks: Black Oak Ensemble's debut album pays tribute to 6 Jewish composers

    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.

    • 21 min

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