Julie Amacher Feature Archive

Charles Neidich is a bit like Indiana Jones: He tries to capture elusive historical items. In Neidich's case, he's trying to find historic instruments to re-create an authentic sound, something he achieves on his latest album, 'Mozart 1791'. (03/11/2015)
The Cypress String Quartet were first inspired to record Beethoven's late quartets. Now 'telling the story backwards', they are releasing a three-CD set of Beethoven's middle quartets, works that came at a tumultuous time in the composer's life. (03/04/2015)
Bulgarian soprano Sonya Yoncheva has a new album that stirs many happy memories for her, not only of a city she loves, but of her motherhood and her call-up to the Met Opera. (02/25/2015)
On Sunday, Feb. 8, Hilary Hahn won a Grammy Award for her album, 'In 27 Pieces', which just happens to be the release we're featuring this week on New Classical Tracks. Julie Amacher spoke to Hilary Hahn about this work. (02/18/2015)
An ensemble that evolved out of a group of friends making music in the living room is now on firm ground with its latest album. Learn about the Knights and this new release on New Classical Tracks. You can also enter for a chance to win a copy of the CD. (02/11/2015)
It's fitting an ensemble that took its name from a character in Shakespeare's 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' released a debut album that references the play. 'After a Dream' is the name of Lysander Piano Trio's first album, and it's on New Classical Tracks. (02/04/2015)
Rachel Barton Pine has been playing Mozart's violin concertos since she was 10 years old. She's performed each of these five concertos many times since then. In 2011, she performed all five violin concertos in a single evening! Now, Rachel and the Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields have put them all on a single recording. (01/28/2015)
On his latest release, 'Escape to Paradise: The Hollywood Album', violinist Daniel Hope looks at the development and creation of the so-called Hollywood sound. It's the featured album on New Classical Tracks. (01/21/2015)
Pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard spent seven months exploring Bach's first book of 'The Well-Tempered Clavier'. Along the way, Aimard also discovered that each one of these little masterpieces is now a personal favorite. Hear about Aimard's new album, 'Bach: The Well-Tempered Clavier I'. (01/14/2015)
Any child whose parent sings him or her a lullaby is lucky indeed. But when your mother happens to be Anne Akiko Meyers, a renowned composer writes a lullaby for you, and Mom performs it on violin. Meyers shares the story and a music video for the lullaby created for her daughter, Natalie. (01/08/2015)
Three generations of mentorship, friendship and shared ideas coalesce on a new album that is the brainchild of violinist Anne Akiko Meyers, who's been inspired by all three of the American composers featured on this recording: Samuel Barber, John Corigliano and Mason Bates. (01/07/2015)
Flutist Eimear McGeown joins pianist Barry Douglas on a new collection of Irish airs titled <em>Celtic Reflections</em>. Hear about it on this week's New Classical Tracks. (12/31/2014)
Carols and Advent music are part of the new disc from the Norwegian group Trio Mediaeval, whose "instrument" is a blend of three women's voices. Hear samples of 'Aquilonis' on this week's New Classical Tracks. (12/24/2014)
Judith Clurman and Essential Voices USA have released a new album that is a stunning collection of music that celebrates Jewish holidays and the cycle of life. "I made this recording because I love this repertoire," Clurman says. (12/17/2014)
Miami-based Seraphic Fire's new album, 'Candlelight Carols', captures the beauty of the group's live holiday performances. It also includes works by Minnesota composers Jake Runestad and Abbie Betinis. What's more, you can enter for a chance to win a copy of the CD. (12/10/2014)