Julie Amacher Feature Archive

Minnesota is in the deep freeze, so this week, we take a reprieve and head to South and Latin America on Morning Glories. (01/06/2014)
The Canadian Brass challenges itself to feature arrangements and music that audiences will love as much as it does. That continues on a new holiday recording titled <i>Christmas Time is Here</i>, which pays tribute to some of the most popular animated specials created for the holidays. It's on this week's New Classical Tracks. (12/23/2013)
The Clare College Choir -- made famous by John Rutter -- has a new disc of music for the Advent season. The choir's <i>Veni Emmanuel (Music for Advent)</i> is featured in this week's New Classical Tracks. (12/18/2013)
The country's oldest arts organization celebrates the season with Ives, Billings, and a familiar text, set to two melodies. Harry Christophers and Handel and Haydn Society's 'Joy to the World: An American Christmas' is featured in this week's New Classical Tracks. (12/11/2013)
For his new holiday album, Joshua Bell invites the whole gang over: Renee Fleming, Alison Kraus, Chick Corea, and the duo Igudesman and Joo, who create a madcap seasonal mashup. It's on this week's New Classical Tracks. (12/04/2013)
Chinese pianist Yuja Wang has found perfect partners in Gustavo Dudamel and the Simon Bolivar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela. The youthful energy and excitement was heightened as they recorded not one, but two Russian masterpieces for piano and orchestra in a live setting, in the same concert. (11/27/2013)
Guitarist Milos Karadaglic's new album, <i>Canci&#243;n</i> is a delicious buffet of South American flavors that celebrates the guitar as a classical instrument and as a popular instrument. (11/20/2013)
Johannes Brahms has created a special journey in these two piano concertos. As you listen, you may realize you've lost all track of time. (11/13/2013)
A new violin-piano disc serves up operatic highlights, including famous melodies by Donizetti, Tchaikovsky and Gershwin. (11/06/2013)
In his latest project, Bryn Terfel teams up with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir for an album of hymns and American favorites. Plus: you can enter for a chance to win a copy of the CD. (10/30/2013)
<i>Angel Heart</i> offers an opportunity to recapture innocence through a heartfelt story that will fill the night with music. Plus, this week, you can sign up for a chance to win a copy of this new release. (10/16/2013)
When Lily Afshar came to the United States from Iran in 1977, she had no idea it was possible to study guitar in college. Now a professor at the University of Memphis, Afshar explores the relationship between literature and the guitar in her new recording, <i>Musica de Camera</i>. (10/09/2013)
By presenting these early Mozart piano concertos in a string quartet setting, McDermott and the Calder Quartet offer you a chance to hear Mozart in way he sanctioned, yet is rarely recorded. (10/02/2013)
The name of this disc, <i>A Walking Fire</i>, is taken from a poem by 13th-century Sufi poet Rumi, and is a metaphor for love. It also beautifully encompasses the process through which each piece on this recording evolved &#151; a journey of wide-eyed wonder transformed into a passionate creation. (09/18/2013)
Mandolin virtuoso Chris Thile ponders the interpretations of Glenn Gould, the writings of Charles Rosen, and much else as he brings out his first Bach album. (09/11/2013)