Articles by Julie Amacher

New Classical Tracks: Howard Shore pivots from film to concert music Article

Howard Shore has recorded and composed music for about 80 films, including for the massive trilogy, 'The Lord of the Rings.' These days, Shore is writing more concert music. Shore's new recording features two of them, including a piano concerto on which Lang Lang is the soloist. Hear more about it, and enter for a chance to own the CD.


New Classical Tracks: Mutterissimo - The Art Of Anne-Sophie Mutter Article

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.


Immersed in beauty: music from Tippet Rise Article

In a beautiful natural landscape among cattle, sheep, and the mystery of Montana's Beartooth Mountains is where one finds the Tippet Rise Art Center. In summer 2016, Tippet Rise held its inaugural classical music season. In mid April, we'll be featuring four performances recorded live at Tippet Rise.


New Classical Tracks: Karl Jenkins, 'Cantata Memoria' Article

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the landslide disaster in Aberfan, Wales, that claimed the lives of 116 children and 28 adults, composer Karl Jenkins was commissioned to create the 'Cantata Memoria.' The work is written in two parts: the first tells the story of the tragedy itself, and the second is a journey from darkness to light.


New Classical Tracks: Bela Fleck's Juno Concerto Article

This week on New Classical Tracks, Bela Fleck reflects on his second banjo concerto, which he named for his son, Juno. Fleck recorded the work with the Colorado Symphony, led by conductor Jose Luis Gomez. Hear more about the new recording and enter for a chance to win a copy of the CD.


New Classical Tracks: Inspired by Warsaw Article

Pianist Piotr Anderszewski took a sabbatical to find that inspiration, spending his days walking around Warsaw with a camera. Ultimately, the time off inspired Anderszewski's latest recording, 'Fantaisies.' Hear about the new album and enter for a chance to win a copy of the CD.


New Classical Tracks: Osmo Vanska celebrates Sibelius Article

The Minnesota Orchestra, led by Osmo Vanska, have released a recording of the Kullervo Symphony, composed by Vanska's fellow countryman, Jean Sibelius. It's one of three works on a new live recording featuring all Finnish composers. Learn more about the new recording, and enter for a chance to win a copy of the CD.