Host Julie Amacher provides an in-depth exploration of a new classical music release each week.
Howard Shore has recorded and composed music for about 80 films, including J.R.R. Tolkein's massive trilogy, "The Lord of the Rings." These days, Howard told me he's writing more concert music. And he's just released a new recording featuring two of his concertos, "Mythic Gardens," a concerto for violincello and orchestra featuring Sophie Shao; and a piano concert titled "Ruin and Memory," featuring Lang Lang as the soloist. More
One of the greatest violinists of our time, Anne-Sophie Mutter, is celebrating her 40th anniversary as a performer. Much of the repertoire she has performed over the past 20 years or so appears on a new two-CD compilation titled 'Mutterissimo.' It's on New Classical Tracks for April 19, 2017. More
To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Aberfan disaster, composer Karl Jenkins was commissioned to compose the, 'Cantata Memoria,' for large vocal and orchestral forces. It was recently recorded with a cast of leading soloists including Welsh bass-baritone Bryn Terfel, soprano Elin Manahan Thomas, and harpist Catrin Finch. More