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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: Prokofiev's 'Romeo and Juliet' paired with Brahms concerto on new recording

    New Classical Tracks: Prokofiev's 'Romeo and Juliet' paired with Brahms concerto on new recording

    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.'

    • 29 min
    New Classical Tracks: Oratorio shines a light on Underground Railroad conductor William Still

    New Classical Tracks: Oratorio shines a light on Underground Railroad conductor William Still

    The oratorio 'Sanctuary Road' shines a light on William Still, a conductor of the Underground Railroad. Not only did Still risk his life helping people find freedom, he chronicled their stories and their struggles. This week on New Classical Tracks, librettist Mark Campbell, soprano Laquita Mitchell, and composer Paul Moravec discuss the significance of these stories and this powerful work.

    • 24 min
    New Classical Tracks: Tesla Quartet explores the contrast of light and darkness in new album

    New Classical Tracks: Tesla Quartet explores the contrast of light and darkness in new album

    Tesla Quartet's founding violinist Ross Snyder discusses the ensemble's second album, 'Joy and Desolation.' The recording, which also features clarinetist Alexander Fiterstein, explores the contrast of light and darkness in music from the 18th century through today.

    • 15 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
    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

Customer Reviews

abc in sf ,

Great for alarm clock music, nice way to keep up with new CD's

Entertaining, well produced; covers a wide range of music. I've really enjoyed listening to this over the past several years. The podcasts are short enough for a quick listen as my morning wake-up music on my alarm clock. Nice way to supplement written reviews of new CD's because of the ability to listen to the tracks themselves. This has helped me to buy a few CD's that I would not otherwise have ventured to purchase. Thank you!

A Knitter ,

Great way to stay informed about new releases

If you like classical music (even a little bit) you will enjoy this podcast highlighting new classical music releases. Julie covers a variety of classical genres from new releases of old standards to some stuff that is "on the edge" of new classical.

Minerva in Fredericksburg ,

Terrific reviews of new classical releases

I enjoy Julie Amacher's reviews of new classical releases. She provides background for the music or performer, and an explanation of why this particular release is interesting or exciting. She also plays samples of the music. I have purchased several of the albums she has reviewed. I only wish iTunes would carry all of the new classical music she reviews. The latest release by Ensemble Caprice with the Vivaldi Gloria!, for example, is missing from the iTunes store.

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