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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: 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
    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'

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

    • 18 min
    New Classical Tracks: After devastating injury, Milos Karadaglic returns with deeply personal album

    New Classical Tracks: After devastating injury, Milos Karadaglic returns with deeply personal album

    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.

    • 23 min
    New Classical Tracks: Hear a retelling of the Nativity story in Margaret Bonds' 'The Ballad of the Brown King'

    New Classical Tracks: Hear a retelling of the Nativity story in Margaret Bonds' 'The Ballad of the Brown King'

    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.

    • 28 min
    New Classical Tracks: Self-professed 'choral nerd' Dale Warland releases album of rare Christmas music

    New Classical Tracks: Self-professed 'choral nerd' Dale Warland releases album of rare Christmas music

    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.

    • 20 min
    New Classical Tracks: Joyful holiday memories inspire new Christmas album by the 5 Browns

    New Classical Tracks: Joyful holiday memories inspire new Christmas album by the 5 Browns

    This week on New Classical Tracks, three members of the 5 Browns reflect on the childhood memories that inspired their new holiday album, 'Christmas with the 5 Browns.'

    • 25 min

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