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New Classical Tracks with Julie Amacher

Minnesota Public Radio

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

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

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English


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New Classical Tracks: Rachel Fuller commemorates the lives of lost pets with 'Animal Requiem'

10/23/2019
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This week on New Classical Tracks, composer Rachel Fuller describes how the grief of losing her beloved dogs inspired her to write 'Animal Requiem.'

Duration:00:27:10

New Classical Tracks: Sharon Isbin and Pacifica Quartet celebrate musical links between Italy and Spain

10/16/2019
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This week on New Classical Tracks, guitarist Sharon Isbin discusses her collaboration with Pacifica Quartet on the new album 'Souvenirs of Spain and Italy.'

Duration:00:20:48

New Classical Tracks: Brooklyn Rider teams up with Irish fiddler Martin Hayes on new album

10/9/2019
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This week on New Classical Tracks, violinst Colin Jacobsen of Brooklyn Rider discusses the group's collaboration with Irish fiddle virtuoso Martin Hayes on the album 'The Butterfly.'

Duration:00:23:19

New Classical Tracks: John Lunn's new 'Downton Abbey' film score is fit for a king (and queen)

10/2/2019
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This week on New Classical Tracks, Scottish composer John Lunn discusses the soundtrack for the new film adaptation of 'Downton Abbey.'

Duration:00:17:28

New Classical Tracks: Film composer Danny Elfman's 'wild ride' continues with classical album

9/25/2019
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This week on New Classical Tracks, film composer Danny Elfman, best known for writing the 'Simpsons' theme, discusses his successful foray into classical music with a new recording of his violin concerto and piano quartet.

Duration:00:37:00

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

9/18/2019
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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.

Duration:00:34:12

New Classical Tracks: Pianist Lara Downes celebrates the life and legacy of Clara Wieck Schumann

9/11/2019
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New Classical Tracks: Pianist Lara Downes celebrates the life and legacy of Clara Wieck Schumann

Duration:00:25:09

New Classical Tracks: 'Mighty boutique orchestra' celebrates diverse women composers in 'Project W

9/3/2019
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The Chicago Sinfonietta is celebrating its 30th anniversary season with a new album featuring world-premiere recordings of newly commissioned works by Jennifer Higdon, Clarice Assad, Jessie Montgomery and Reena Esmail. Conductor Mei-Ann Chen shares insights into the new record, 'Project W: Works By Diverse Women Composers.'

Duration:00:36:12

New Classical Tracks: Conspirare showcases Jake Runestad's choral music in new album

8/28/2019
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This week on New Classical Tracks, Jake Runestad discusses the poetry and compositional process behind 'The Hope of Loving,' a new album of his choral music recorded by Craig Hella Johnson's Conspirare.

Duration:00:31:08

New Classical Tracks: Pianist Haochen Zhang offers a fresh take on Tchaikovsky and Prokofiev

8/21/2019
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This week on New Classical Tracks, Cliburn Competition winner Haochen Zhang shares insights into his new recording of Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No. 1 and Prokofiev's Piano Concerto No. 2.

Duration:00:15:37

New Classical Tracks: Prolific 'outsider composer' Rick Sowash finds inspiration in Ohio roots

8/14/2019
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This week on New Classical Tracks, self-proclaimed 'outsider composer' Rick Sowash shares insights into his latest album, 'Seasonal Breezes: Five Chamber Works,' which features cellist Josh Aerie, the Sylvan Trio and a few other musical friends.

Duration:00:23:26

New Classical Tracks: Bach and Beatles go hand-in-hand in Janoska Ensemble's 'Revolution'

8/7/2019
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This week on New Classical Tracks, Janoska Ensemble members Julius Darvas and Frantisek Janoska share insights into their group's latest album, 'Revolution,' which features a number of genre-bending works, including new arrangements of Beatles favorites.

Duration:00:26:33

New Classical Tracks: Pianist Anna Shelest honors women composers in 'Donna Voce'

7/31/2019
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In her latest album 'Donna Voce,' pianist Anna Shelest showcases virtuosic works by Clara Schumann, Fanny Mendelssohn and more.

Duration:00:23:42

New Classical Tracks: Italian astronomer Galileo inspires a new collection of Irish music

7/24/2019
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The Choral Scholars of University College Dublin are celebrating their 20th anniversary with a new album featuring a collection of premieres and new arrangements of Irish and Scottish favorites. Artistic director Desmond Earley shares insights into the new record, 'Perpetual Twilight.'

Duration:00:27:46

New Classical Tracks: Anthony and Demarre McGill soar with 'Winged Creatures'

7/16/2019
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New Classical Tracks: Anthony and Demarre McGill soar with the orchestra of their youth in 'Winged Creatures'

Duration:00:22:30

New Classical Tracks: Composer Ludovico Einaudi turns daily walk into seven-part musical journey

7/10/2019
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Italian composer Ludovico Einaudi discusses the experiences that inspired his ambitious new project, 'Seven Days Walking.'

Duration:00:24:33

New Classical Tracks: Yolanda Kondonassis premieres new harp concerto by Jennifer Higdon in 'American Rapture'

7/3/2019
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Harpist Yolanda Kondonassis and conductor Ward Stare share insights into their new album 'American Rapture,' which features the world premiere of a new harp concerto by Jennifer Higdon.

Duration:00:23:37

New Classical Tracks: Trumpeter Mary Bowden explores the purity and power of sound

6/26/2019
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Trumpeter Mary Bowden shares insights into the special personal meaning of each track on her latest album, 'Reverie.'

Duration:00:20:42

New Classical Tracks: Pianist Lara Downes celebrates the power and artistic legacy of women in new album

6/19/2019
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Pianist Lara Downes shares insights into her new album, 'Holes in the Sky,' as well as the Georgia O'Keeffe quote that inspired it.

Duration:00:30:24

New Classical Tracks: Itamar Zorman celebrates music of Paul Ben-Haim in 'Evocation'

6/12/2019
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Violinist Itamar Zorman shares insights into the inspiration behind his new album, 'Evocation,' which features works by Paul Ben-Haim.

Duration:00:21:19