Julie Amacher Feature Archive

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)
Alisa Weilerstein's new CD is the culmination of a dream that began in early childhood. Her recording of Dvorak's cello concerto is featured on this week's New Classical Tracks. (09/17/2014)
Violinist Nicola Benedetti has an Italian name, but she grew up in Scotland. Her new disc celebrates those Scottish roots, with a classical fantasy on Scottish melodies, a tribute to Robert Burns, and a selection of traditional folk tunes. (09/10/2014)
Barry Douglas, whose album is featured in this week's New Classical Tracks, had a chance to talk to Julie Amacher about the role of education in his life and work. (09/04/2014)
Irish pianist Barry Douglas is a self-described latecomer to the music of Franz Schubert. That said, Douglas has just released the first in a series of recordings celebrating Schubert's solo piano works. For this first volume, Barry wanted to focus on Schubert at the height of his creative powers. (09/03/2014)
"Eventide," by the British choir Voces8, offers music for the end of the day -- hushed, meditative, ethereal. It's on this week's New Classical Tracks. (08/13/2014)
With balletic movement and adventurous sonic exploration, the two pianists of ZOFO are a twenty-finger orchestra. (08/06/2014)
Leon Fleisher turned 86 last week. He's a pianist, a conductor, a chamber player, and to his many students at the Peabody Conservatory, he's Obi-Wan Kenobi, a master teacher. Now Fleisher is out with his first album in nearly a decade. (07/30/2014)
Violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter and pianist Lambert Orkis have released 'The Silver Album', a two-CD set featuring major sonatas by Mozart, Beethoven and Brahms, a few timeless encore pieces and a couple world-premiere recordings. The album celebrates their 25-year collaboration. (07/23/2014)