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New Classical Tracks with Julie Amacher



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



Published: Sun, 30 Apr 2017 20:54:10 -0500

Last Build Date: Sun, 30 Apr 2017 20:54:10 -0500

Copyright: 2017, Minnesota Public Radio
 



Howard Shore pivots from film to concert music

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0500

Howard Shore has recorded and composed music for about 80 films, including J.R.R. Tolkein's massive trilogy, "The Lord of the Rings." These days, Howard told me he's writing more concert music. And he's just released a new recording featuring two of his concertos, "Mythic Gardens," a concerto for violincello and orchestra featuring Sophie Shao; and a piano concert titled "Ruin and Memory," featuring Lang Lang as the soloist.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/classical/programs/new_classical_tracks/2017/04/26/20170426_nct_howard_shore_20170426_128.mp3




New Classical Tracks: Anne-Sophie Mutter, 'Mutterissimo'

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0500

One of the greatest violinists of our time, Anne-Sophie Mutter, is celebrating her 40th anniversary as a performer. Much of the repertoire she has performed over the past 20 years or so appears on a new two-CD compilation titled 'Mutterissimo.' It's on New Classical Tracks for April 19, 2017.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/classical/programs/new_classical_tracks/2017/04/19/20170419_nct_anne_sophie_mutter_2cd_20170419_128.mp3




New Classical Tracks: Karl Jenkins - Cantata Memoria (encore)

Wed, 12 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0500

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Aberfan disaster, composer Karl Jenkins was commissioned to compose the, 'Cantata Memoria,' for large vocal and orchestral forces. It was recently recorded with a cast of leading soloists including Welsh bass-baritone Bryn Terfel, soprano Elin Manahan Thomas, and harpist Catrin Finch.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/classical/programs/new_classical_tracks/2017/04/12/20170412_nct_jenkins_cantata_encore_20170412_128.mp3











































New Classical Tracks Uncut: John Lunn

Fri, 06 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0600

This year, Julie Amacher counts down her six favorite New Classical Tracks interviews of 2016 and shares them in their entirety on 'New Classical Tracks Uncut.' For Jan. 6, Julie shares her full conversation with John Lunn, composer of the music for the widely popular TV series, "Downton Abbey." Lunn says his work on the show has created friendships for life. "It has felt like a tight-knit family," he says, "and we've knuckled down and tried to do things to the best of our ability."


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/classical/programs/new_classical_tracks/2017/01/06/20170106_nct_uncut_john_lunn_20170106_128.mp3







New Classical Tracks Uncut: Desmond Earley

Fri, 30 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600

This year, Julie Amacher counts down her six favorite New Classical Tracks interviews of 2016 and shares them in their entirety on 'New Classical Tracks Uncut.' For December 30, Julie shares her full conversation with Desmond Earley, director of the Choral Scholars of University College Dublin, who talks about the ensemble's newest album, 'Invisible Stars.' Earley also describes the composition of the choir and the role of music in traditional Irish culture. 'Song is central to the Irish musical imagination,' Earley says.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/classical/programs/new_classical_tracks/2016/12/30/20161230_nct_uncut_desmond_earley_ucd_20161230_128.mp3







New Classical Tracks Uncut: Helene Grimaud

Fri, 23 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600

This year, Julie Amacher counts down her six favorite New Classical Tracks interviews of 2016 and shares them in their entirety on 'New Classical Tracks Uncut.' For December 23, Julie shares her full conversation with pianist Helene Grimaud, who talks about her album, 'Water,' and her desire to raise awareness about global water-related issues.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/classical/programs/new_classical_tracks/2016/12/23/20161223_nct_uncut_helene_grimaud_20161223_128.mp3







New Classical Tracks Uncut: Yo-Yo Ma, Johnny Gandelsman of Silk Road Ensemble

Fri, 16 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600

This year, Julie Amacher counts down her six favorite New Classical Tracks interviews of 2016 on 'New Classical Tracks, Uncut.' For December 16, Julie shares her full conversation with Yo-Yo Ma and Johnny Gandelsman, who collaborated on an album for Silk Road Ensemble. "I think Johnny's secret is that he gives great parties," Yo-Yo Ma says. "And this whole album is really about having a fabulous party."


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/classical/programs/new_classical_tracks/2016/12/16/20161216_nct_uncut_yym_jg_sre_20161216_128.mp3







New Classical Tracks Uncut: Rachel Barton Pine

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600

Sometimes the best stories get left on the cutting room floor. This year, Julie Amacher picks those stories up and shares them with you. She'll count down her six favorite New Classical Tracks interviews of 2016 on 'New Classical Tracks, Uncut.' For December 9, Julie shares her full conversation with violinist Rachel Barton Pine. At age 5, Rachel discovered the power of music. "I just realized that music has a power to communicate [that] just goes beyond other ways that we might communicate with each other," she says, "And it has this power to move us and to accomplish great things."


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/classical/programs/new_classical_tracks/2016/12/09/20161209_nct_uncut_rachel_barton_pine_20161209_128.mp3







New Classical Tracks Uncut: Pinchas Zukerman

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600

Sometimes the best stories get left on the cutting room floor. This year, Julie Amacher picks those stories up and shares them with you. She'll count down her six favorite New Classical Tracks interviews of 2016 on "New Classical Tracks, Uncut." For December 2, Julie shares her full conversation with violinist, violist and conductor Pinchas Zukerman. "I just try and reinvent myself," Zukerman says about his lengthy and fruitful career. "That's what I do, that's my life."


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/classical/programs/new_classical_tracks/2016/12/02/20161202_nct_uc_pinchas_zukerman_20161202_128.mp3