Julie Amacher Feature Archive

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)
Flutist James Galway has made 71 CDs for RCA, ranging from Mozart to movie music -- now brought together in one jumbo box set. (12/03/2014)
As a lot of people are traveling for Thanksgiving, Julie Amacher shares the music of a guitarist she discovered while waiting in the airport in Portland, Ore. It's fitting that guitarist Ryan Walsh was playing in an airport; his music incorporates styles he learned during his extensive travels. (11/26/2014)
Five of Sharon Isbin's classic recordings have been packaged into a new box set that highlights her career as a pioneering classical guitarist. (11/19/2014)
The new album from the choral ensemble Cantus, 'A Harvest Home', reflects the many experiences and moods of the Thanksgiving holiday. Plus, you can enter for a chance to win a copy of the disc. (11/12/2014)
Genre-bending ensemble Brooklyn Rider release an album inspired by a 100-year-old, cross-disciplinary project. (11/05/2014)
Guitarist Milos Karadaglic has just released his fourth and what he refers to as his most ambitious recording yet. This recording is a personal homage to musicians and composers who changed the course of history for the guitar. (10/29/2014)