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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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    • 4.5, 85 Ratings

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

    New Classical Tracks: Ola Gjeilo showcases the soul of New York City in 'Night'

    New Classical Tracks: Ola Gjeilo showcases the soul of New York City in 'Night'

    On this encore episode of New Classical Tracks, Ola Gjeilo gives a beautiful portrayal of the heart of NYC and why he loves its lights, the soul of the city, in his latest release, 'Night.'

    • 18 min
    New Classical Tracks: Angele Dubeau offers meditative music from contemporary composers on new album

    New Classical Tracks: Angele Dubeau offers meditative music from contemporary composers on new album

    On this encore episode of New Classical Tracks, Angele Dubeau and her all-female ensemble celebrated Women's History Month with music that marks our time on 'Pulsations.'

    • 19 min
    New Classical Tracks: pianist Stephen Hough brings Beethoven's piano concertos into the 21st century

    New Classical Tracks: pianist Stephen Hough brings Beethoven's piano concertos into the 21st century

    This week on New Classical Tracks, pianist Stephen Hough discusses the recording process of his latest release, a 3-CD set of Beethoven's piano concertos, and how he made them relevant to the 21st century.

    • 27 min
    New Classical Tracks: Composer Mark Abel takes us on a journey to 'The Cave of Wondrous Voice'

    New Classical Tracks: Composer Mark Abel takes us on a journey to 'The Cave of Wondrous Voice'

    This week on New Classical Tracks, composer Mark Abel talks about his new release of chamber music, 'The Cave of Wondrous Voice.'

    • 23 min
    New Classical Tracks: Pianist Shai Wosner shares how Schubert's music is perfect for our times

    New Classical Tracks: Pianist Shai Wosner shares how Schubert's music is perfect for our times

    This week on New Classical Tracks, pianist Shai Wosner shares how Franz Schubert's music resonates with our times. Enter the giveaway for a chance to win a copy of the CD!

    • 32 min
    New Classical Tracks: Timpanist Erich Rieppel keeps the beat on Minnesota Orchestra's latest recording

    New Classical Tracks: Timpanist Erich Rieppel keeps the beat on Minnesota Orchestra's latest recording

    This week on New Classical Tracks, timpanist Erich Rieppel talks about the Minnesota Orchestra's latest recording of Mahler's Symphony No. 7. Enter the giveaway for a chance to win a copy of the CD!

    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
85 Ratings

85 Ratings

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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