Julie Amacher Feature Archive

Composers ranging from Scott Joplin to Alvin Batiste are featured on a new disc by clarinetist Marcus Eley. (09/11/2012)
Mirian Conti's new disc presents piano music that she grew up with in her homeland of Argentina, by composers whose names will be new to many. (09/04/2012)
Flutist Carol Wincenc has been teaching and performing for 40 years. She started as an orchestral player and has long been known as one of America's leading solo artists. (08/28/2012)
Discovery, philosophy, visions in sound and images -- Russian pianist Alexei Lubimov finds all of these in the music of Claude Debussy, whose 150th birthday is celebrated this month. We are giving away five copies the this new disc. (08/21/2012)
As you listen to "Pasion," the second solo recording by Milos Karadaglic, you'll find plenty to enjoy -- from tour de force showstoppers to contemplative works that transport you to another world. We are also giving away five copies of the disc. (08/07/2012)
The viola doesn't often appear in a solo role, but David Aaron Carpenter is working to change that, on a new disc with three concertos, now recorded for the first time. (07/31/2012)
This summer Daniel Barenboim has been conducting his first Beethoven symphony cycle in London. He's the first conductor since Henry Wood in 1942 to direct all nine symphonies in a single BBC Proms season. That orchestra has also recorded the nine symphonies, which have just been released as a box set. (07/24/2012)
A new disc of sacred music from Italy includes multiple choirs, multiple organs, and even cannon blasts. Director Robert Hollingworth explains the story behind "1612 Italian Vespers." (07/17/2012)
Guitarist Jason Vieaux is making a name for himself as an imaginative, innovative and virtuosic performer. Besides an intense performing schedule at concert and recital halls around the world, he also devotes a lot of his time to teaching. (07/06/2012)
American composer Richard Danielpour says it's difficult to remember all the works he's composed over the years; however, he'll never forget the composition he considers to be his first opus, a piece he wrote in 1988 titled "First Light." (07/03/2012)
Vanessa Perez is an American-born Venezuelan pianist who has loved making music since she was a little girl. Vanessa Perez is spreading her love of music by releasing a new collection of Chopin Preludes which also includes four additional solo piano works. (06/27/2012)
By superimposing traditional sacred music of Norway with classical church music, the Oslo Chamber Choir creates a unique choral experience. (06/19/2012)
Beethoven's sonatas are one of the pinnacles of the piano repertory. At age 24, HJ Lim has recorded all of them. (06/12/2012)
Angele Dubeau devotes her new disc to movie themes -- sometimes in arrangements that give the familiar melodies a new spin. (06/05/2012)
At age 34, Norwegian composer Ola Gjeilo is pretty lucky to be making a living as a freelance composer. But then again, he never imagined himself doing anything else, "It's something I always wanted. And I believe if you really want something, and for the right reasons, then it usually happens." (05/29/2012)