New Classical Tracks
New Classical Tracks: Starting with a Rice Krispie Box09/17/14
Alisa Weilerstein's new CD is the culmination of a dream that began in early childhood. Her recording of Dvorak's cello concerto is featured on this week's New Classical Tracks.
New Classical Tracks: 'Homecoming, A Scottish Fantasy'
Violinist Nicola Benedetti has an Italian name, but she grew up in Scotland. Her new disc celebrates those Scottish roots, with a classical fantasy on Scottish melodies, a tribute to Robert Burns, and a selection of traditional folk tunes.
New Classical Tracks: Getting to know Schubert
Irish pianist Barry Douglas is a self-described latecomer to the music of Franz Schubert. That said, Douglas has just released the first in a series of recordings celebrating Schubert's solo piano works. For this first volume, Barry wanted to focus on...
New Classical Tracks: Homage to Guitar and Guitarists
Guitarist Milos Karadaglic has just released his fourth and what he refers to as his most ambitious recording yet. This recording is a personal homage to musicians and composers who changed the course of history for the guitar.
New Classical Tracks: Ljova, 'Melting River'
Violist and composer Lev Zhurbin, aka Ljova, has released a new album -- and it's only available on vinyl or via digital download. Why not on CD? Ljova explains as he shares the story of his new album.
New Classical Tracks: Moments of Reflection
"Eventide," by the British choir Voces8, offers music for the end of the day -- hushed, meditative, ethereal. It's on this week's New Classical Tracks.
New Classical Tracks: Not Your Typical Piano Duet
With balletic movement and adventurous sonic exploration, the two pianists of ZOFO are a twenty-finger orchestra.
New Classical Tracks: A Record of Reminiscences
Leon Fleisher turned 86 last week. He's a pianist, a conductor, a chamber player, and to his many students at the Peabody Conservatory, he's Obi-Wan Kenobi, a master teacher. Now Fleisher is out with his first album in nearly a decade.
New Classical Tracks: Expect the Unexpected
Violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter and pianist Lambert Orkis have released 'The Silver Album', a two-CD set featuring major sonatas by Mozart, Beethoven and Brahms, a few timeless encore pieces and a couple world-premiere recordings. The album celebrates...
New Classical Tracks: Time for Three
They say timing is everything. Acoustic trio Time for Three couldn't agree more. Just as their self-titled debut album was in the works, the trio made a splash for being denied seats on a plane - because they were carrying instruments. Hear the music...
New Classical Tracks: Dvorak and America
The centerpiece of this new disc is a melodrama (music combined with the spoken word), drawing on works by Dvorak and the poet who inspired him -- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Plus, you can enter for a chance to win a copy of the CD.
New Classical Tracks: Thirty Little Masterpieces
Bach's "two- and three-part inventions" are familiar to every piano student. On a new disc, they're performed by one of the leading young pianists of today. Simone Dinnerstein's new album is on this week's New Classical Tracks.
New Classical Tracks: A Gift of Time
A new collection of Schubert recordings by The Cypress String Quartet with Cellist Gary Hoffman provide a relaxing escape in which one loses track of time. PLUS: you can enter for a chance to win a copy of this CD.
New Classical Tracks: Music of Healing and Hope
Angele Dubeau's new CD, 'Blanc', tells the violinist's story of her fight against breast cancer. The music and the color it evokes contain messages of healing and hope.
New Classical Tracks: An 'Affair' to Remember
Piano duo Anderson & Roe are really committed to their mission to make classical music a relevant and powerful force in society. Their new recoring, 'An Amadeus Affair,' celebrates their love of Mozart. Plus, you can enter for a chance to win a copy...
New Classical Tracks: The 442s are far from ordinary
Named for the standard orchestral tuning of 442 hertz, the new quartet known as the 442s make music that is anything but typical. Their new self-released CD is on this week's New Classical Tracks -- and you can enter to win a copy of it.
New Classical Tracks: Chad Hoopes goes with the flow
On his new album of concertos by Mendelssohn and Adams, violinist Chad Hoopes wanted to capture the youthful energy of the music by letting it flow from his instrument. PLUS: You can enter for a chance to win a copy of Chad's new CD.
New Classical Tracks: Performing Without a Net
According to members of the Chiara String Quartet, playing Brahms quartets entirely from memory creates performances with a new, authentic feel.
New Classical Tracks: Winter Journey
Franz Schubert's song cycle about a winter journey through loss and depression has just been recorded by Jonas Kaufmann, who calls it a unique masterpiece. PLUS: This week you can enter for a chance to win a copy of Kaufmann's CD.
New Classical Tracks: Capturing Beethoven's futuristic music
Simone Gramaglia of Quartetto di Cremona describes his ensemble's work and research behind their new recording of Beethoven's string quartets, music Beethoven himself described as "music for people of the future."
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