Host Julie Amacher provides an in-depth exploration of a new classical music release each week.
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- New Classical Tracks: A different 'Rite of Spring'
Jon Kimura Parker is trying something different with The Rite of Spring in its centennial year -- recreating this complex orchestral score at the piano.May 28, 2013
- New Classical Tracks: Music that changed the world
It's been 100 years since the famous premiere of Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring (Le Sacre du Printemps). Simon Rattle talks about its historic opening night, and the music that still packs a punch.May 21, 2013
- New Classical Tracks: Italian Journey
Italian composers like Puccini and Verdi are often best known as opera composers. This new disc from the Quartteto di Cremono shows what they could do in the realm of chamber music.May 14, 2013
- New Classical Tracks: Rachel Barton Pine
Rachel Barton Pine is never at a loss for new musical projects. Her latest, titled Violin Lullabies, is one she's had in the back of her mind for years.May 7, 2013
- New Classical Tracks: Exiles, Emigres, and Nomads
Lara Downes's new disc, "Exiles' Cafe," explores music by composers who have left their homelands -- music that she says speaks of "vanished worlds and altered lives."April 30, 2013