Julie Amacher Feature Archive

Angele Dubeau's new CD, 'Blanc', tells the violinist's story of her fight against breast cancer. The music and the color it evokes contain messages of healing and hope. (06/18/2014)
Under the leadership of Artistic Director Mark Russell Smith, 78 students will perform by invitation as part of the prestigious International Festival of Music and Dance in Granada on June 21 and at two other performances in Spain. (06/12/2014)
Piano duo Anderson & Roe are really committed to their mission to make classical music a relevant and powerful force in society. Their new recoring, 'An Amadeus Affair,' celebrates their love of Mozart. Plus, you can enter for a chance to win a copy of the CD. (06/11/2014)
Named for the standard orchestral tuning of 442 hertz, the new quartet known as the 442s make music that is anything but typical. Their new self-released CD is on this week's New Classical Tracks -- and you can enter to win a copy of it. (06/04/2014)
On his new album of concertos by Mendelssohn and Adams, violinist Chad Hoopes wanted to capture the youthful energy of the music by letting it flow from his instrument. (05/28/2014)
American mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato is nervous. On Friday, May 23, she'll give the commencement address to the graduates of the Juilliard School of Music. DiDonato spoke to Classical MPR's Julie Amacher about the task ahead. (05/22/2014)
According to members of the Chiara String Quartet, playing Brahms quartets entirely from memory creates performances with a new, authentic feel. (05/21/2014)
Franz Schubert's song cycle about a winter journey through loss and depression has just been recorded by Jonas Kaufmann, who calls it a unique masterpiece. PLUS: This week you can enter for a chance to win a copy of Kaufmann's CD. (05/14/2014)
Classical MPR's Julie Amacher spoke with mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato, who is currently starring in the Met Opera's production of Rossini's 'La Cenerentola' (Cinderella), which airs Saturday, May 10, at noon on Classical MPR. (05/09/2014)
Simone Gramaglia of Quartetto di Cremona describes his ensemble's work and research behind their new recording of Beethoven's string quartets, music Beethoven himself described as "music for people of the future." (05/07/2014)
Daniel Elder abandoned his physics studies for degrees in music, but he retains certain scientific elements in his Impressionist-inspired art, which is captured on the new album, 'The Heart's Reflection'. (04/30/2014)
Jason Vieaux has taught at the Cleveland Institute of Music for the past 18 years. Vieaux teaches and performs because he loves to play guitar. That passion is front and center in the title of Vieaux's newest solo recording, 'Play'. (04/23/2014)
The latest disc from Anne Akiko Meyers features Vivaldi's classic of Baroque music -- played on a remarkable violin. Anne says that it's an exciting combination. It's on New Classical Tracks this week, and you have a chance to win a copy of the CD. (04/16/2014)
Renee Fleming is used to a lot pressure. The stakes are pretty high every time she takes the stage. On her latest recording, she releases some of that pressure by sharing a few 'Guilty Pleasures'. (04/09/2014)
Avi Avital's new disc shows his instrument -- the mandolin --traveling between folk and classical, and between the Mediterranean, Eastern Europe and South America. (03/26/2014)