Julie Amacher Feature Archive

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)
Composer Karl Jenkins marks his 70th birthday and his 50th year as a musician with a collection of new pieces and new arrangements of his most popular works. (10/15/2014)
At home, Joshua Bell plays the violin music of Bach practically every day. But he hasn't recorded a full Bach album, until now. (10/08/2014)
From a Bach keyboard partita to a sultry Albeniz tango - the pieces on this disc have dance rhythms running through them. It's a brand-new release from young British pianist Benjamin Grosvenor. (10/01/2014)
In her new disc, superstar mezzo Joyce DiDonato journeys to Naples -- long one of the thriving centers of opera -- and discovers some unknown gems. (09/24/2014)