Julie Amacher Feature Archive

This new disc features pieces by Brahms originally conceived for organ or piano--here reimagined for the lush sonorities of the Canadian Brass. (09/21/2011)
This new disc introduces a young singer from the Republic of Georgia, still in her 20s, who stepped in for an indisposed star at the last moment. Now she's singing lead roles at the world's foremost opera houses. (09/06/2011)
A "Firebird" with West African rhythms? Jeremiah Clarke's famous march--deconstructed and reassembled? These are some of the treats on a disc that reimagines classical standards for today's orchestra concerts. (08/30/2011)
Recently the bird watching world was all a flutter when a gray-hooded gull, from possibly Africa or South America, showed up on the shores of Coney Island. (08/16/2011)
In work after work, J. S. Bach gave wonderful solo parts to the oboe. On a new disc, those concertos are gathered together by a master soloist and musician, Heinz Holliger. (08/09/2011)
The famed Marlboro Music Festival is releasing performances from its archives on a new series of discs, including one that celebrates David Soyer: cellist, teacher, and "pianist murderer" (08/02/2011)
The pianist Mitsuko Uchida has been involved with Mozart's music since childhood. Her new CD revisits two of his concertos--one stormy, the other light-hearted and whimsical. (07/26/2011)
A "Firebird" with West African rhythms? Jeremiah Clarke's famous march--deconstructed and reassembled? These are some of the treats on a disc that reimagines classical standards for today's orchestra concerts. (07/19/2011)
This week, the new Harry Potter movie is making its way to the screen--the last film in this enormously popular series. What role does music play in creating that cinematic experience? Composer Alexandre Desplat, the man behind the screen, explains. (07/12/2011)
Milos, the young guitarist who goes by his first name, grew up in the former Yugoslavia, far from the main currents of the classical music world. But at age 28, he's making his debut on a major label, with a Mediterranean-themed disc reflecting music of Spain, Italy, Greece and Turkey. (07/05/2011)
Jeannette Sorrell and her group Apollo's Fire are usually found performing the works of Bach, Monteverdi, and other Baroque masters. But on their new disc, they celebrate American spirituals, ballads, and barn dance music. (06/28/2011)
This year is the bicentennial of Franz Liszt, an iconic figure of Romantic music. To mark the occasion, the remarkable Brazilian pianist Nelson Freire is releasing a disc of his personal Liszt favorites. (06/21/2011)
For a small country, Finland has produced an inordinate number of conductors with international careers: Salonen, Vanska, Saraste, and now Pietari Inkinen. His latest disc is part of his ongoing Sibelius cycle, and features the sweeping Symphony No. 2. (06/14/2011)
The Spaniard Pablo de Sarasate was one of history's great violinists -- and a composer as well. On her new disc, Tianwa Yang takes on the challenge of his music, which can be both charming, and spectacularly difficult. (06/07/2011)
As a composer, Frenchman Gabriel Pierne was overshadowed by some brilliant contemporaries, such as Ravel and Poulenc. A new disc of his works reveals music rich in charm and orchestral color. (05/31/2011)