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February 19, 2020
At 17, he won the BBC's Young Musician Competition. Then he performed at the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. He's also appeared on 'Britain's Got Talent' with his six musical siblings. Yet, cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason, who is just 20 years old and still studies at the Royal Academy of Music, is grounded in the music he loves. He's just released his second solo recording, featuring Elgar's Cello Concerto in E minor and other pieces that are close to his heart.
February 12, 2020
This week on New Classical Tracks, music director JoAnn Falletta celebrates two decades at the helm of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra with a new live concert recording of Brahms Concerto No. 2 and Prokofiev's 'Romeo and Juliet.'
February 5, 2020
The oratorio 'Sanctuary Road' shines a light on William Still, a conductor of the Underground Railroad. Not only did Still risk his life helping people find freedom, he chronicled their stories and their struggles. This week on New Classical Tracks, librettist Mark Campbell, soprano Laquita Mitchell, and composer Paul Moravec discuss the significance of these stories and this powerful work.
January 29, 2020
Tesla Quartet's founding violinist Ross Snyder discusses the ensemble's second album, 'Joy and Desolation.' The recording, which also features clarinetist Alexander Fiterstein, explores the contrast of light and darkness in music from the 18th century through today.
January 22, 2020
This week on New Classical Tracks, members of Chicago-based Black Oak Ensemble discuss their debut album 'Silenced Voices.' The recording features string trios by six Jewish composers, all but one of whom perished during the Holocaust.
January 15, 2020
New Classical Tracks: Cellist Ofra Harnoy reenergizes her career as she gets 'Back to Bach'
January 8, 2020
A performance injury nearly derailed guitarist Milos Karadaglic's career. Now, after a 2-year hiatus, he's back with a deeply personal recording, "Sound of Silence," featuring pieces by Radiohead, Leonard Cohen, Paul Simon and the Magnetic Fields.
December 25, 2019
Dr. Ashley Jackson and conductor Malcolm J. Merriweather discuss the fascinating history of Margaret Bonds' 'The Ballad of the Brown King,' which tells the story of the Nativity from the perspective of Balthazar. The fully orchestrated version premiered in 1960 with a dedication to Martin Luther King Jr. Now it has been recorded for the first time by the Dessoff Choirs.
December 18, 2019
The Dale Warland Singers disbanded 15 years ago, yet their magical sound is as appealing as ever on their live holiday recording, 'Hodie!' Self-professed 'choral nerd' Dale Warland discusses the new album, which features rarely heard Christmas repertoire from Daniel Pinkham and Benjamin Britten.
December 11, 2019
This week on New Classical Tracks, three members of the 5 Browns reflect on the childhood memories that inspired their new holiday album, 'Christmas with the 5 Browns.'
December 4, 2019
This week on New Classical Tracks, James Arthur and Rebecca Hickey of Stile Antico discuss the Renaissance vocal ensemble's third Christmas release, 'A Spanish Nativity.'
November 27, 2019
This week on New Classical Tracks, music director JoAnn Falletta celebrates two decades at the helm of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra with a new live concert recording of Brahms Concerto No. 2 and Prokofiev's 'Romeo and Juliet'.
November 20, 2019
This week on New Classical Tracks, pianist Wei Luo explores war and death on her self-titled solo debut, which features recordings of works by Prokofiev, Ravel and Shchedrin.
November 13, 2019
This week on New Classical Tracks, New York Polyphony founding member Craig Phillips discusses the album 'Lamentationes,' which includes world premiere recordings of recently discovered works by Francisco de Penalosa.
November 6, 2019
This week on New Classical Tracks, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra music director Louis Langree discusses the new album 'Transatlantic,' which includes world premiere recordings of two new editions of Gershwin's 'An American in Paris.'
October 30, 2019
New Classical Tracks: Anne-Sophie Mutter and John Williams rework classic Hollywood themes on new album
October 23, 2019
This week on New Classical Tracks, composer Rachel Fuller describes how the grief of losing her beloved dogs inspired her to write 'Animal Requiem.'
October 16, 2019
This week on New Classical Tracks, guitarist Sharon Isbin discusses her collaboration with Pacifica Quartet on the new album 'Souvenirs of Spain and Italy.'
October 9, 2019
This week on New Classical Tracks, violinst Colin Jacobsen of Brooklyn Rider discusses the group's collaboration with Irish fiddle virtuoso Martin Hayes on the album 'The Butterfly.'
October 2, 2019
This week on New Classical Tracks, Scottish composer John Lunn discusses the soundtrack for the new film adaptation of 'Downton Abbey.'
September 25, 2019
This week on New Classical Tracks, film composer Danny Elfman, best known for writing the 'Simpsons' theme, discusses his successful foray into classical music with a new recording of his violin concerto and piano quartet.
September 18, 2019
This week on New Classical Tracks, composer Michael Torke discusses his collaboration with violinist Tessa Lark on 'Sky,' a new album inspired by bluegrass and traditional Irish fiddle music.
September 11, 2019
New Classical Tracks: Pianist Lara Downes celebrates the life and legacy of Clara Wieck Schumann
September 3, 2019
The Chicago Sinfonietta is celebrating its 30th anniversary season with a new album featuring world-premiere recordings of newly commissioned works by Jennifer Higdon, Clarice Assad, Jessie Montgomery and Reena Esmail. Conductor Mei-Ann Chen shares insights into the new record, 'Project W: Works By Diverse Women Composers.'
August 28, 2019
This week on New Classical Tracks, Jake Runestad discusses the poetry and compositional process behind 'The Hope of Loving,' a new album of his choral music recorded by Craig Hella Johnson's Conspirare.
August 21, 2019
This week on New Classical Tracks, Cliburn Competition winner Haochen Zhang shares insights into his new recording of Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No. 1 and Prokofiev's Piano Concerto No. 2.
August 14, 2019
This week on New Classical Tracks, self-proclaimed 'outsider composer' Rick Sowash shares insights into his latest album, 'Seasonal Breezes: Five Chamber Works,' which features cellist Josh Aerie, the Sylvan Trio and a few other musical friends.
August 7, 2019
This week on New Classical Tracks, Janoska Ensemble members Julius Darvas and Frantisek Janoska share insights into their group's latest album, 'Revolution,' which features a number of genre-bending works, including new arrangements of Beatles favorites.
July 31, 2019
In her latest album 'Donna Voce,' pianist Anna Shelest showcases virtuosic works by Clara Schumann, Fanny Mendelssohn and more.
July 24, 2019
The Choral Scholars of University College Dublin are celebrating their 20th anniversary with a new album featuring a collection of premieres and new arrangements of Irish and Scottish favorites. Artistic director Desmond Earley shares insights into the new record, 'Perpetual Twilight.'
July 17, 2019
New Classical Tracks: Anthony and Demarre McGill soar with the orchestra of their youth in 'Winged Creatures'
July 10, 2019
Italian composer Ludovico Einaudi discusses the experiences that inspired his ambitious new project, 'Seven Days Walking.'
July 3, 2019
Harpist Yolanda Kondonassis and conductor Ward Stare share insights into their new album 'American Rapture,' which features the world premiere of a new harp concerto by Jennifer Higdon.
June 26, 2019
Trumpeter Mary Bowden shares insights into the special personal meaning of each track on her latest album, 'Reverie.'
June 19, 2019
Pianist Lara Downes shares insights into her new album, 'Holes in the Sky,' as well as the Georgia O'Keeffe quote that inspired it.
June 12, 2019
Violinist Itamar Zorman shares insights into the inspiration behind his new album, 'Evocation,' which features works by Paul Ben-Haim.
June 5, 2019
Violinist Renaud Capucon celebrates the music of the silver screen in 'Cinema,' his new album with Stephane Deneve and the Brussels Philharmonic.
May 29, 2019
Pianist Jan Lisiecki shares insights into his new album with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra featuring masterpieces by Mendelssohn.
May 22, 2019
New Classical Tracks: Bach and Beatles go hand-in-hand in Janoska Ensemble's 'Revolution'
May 15, 2019
New Classical Tracks: Francesca Anderegg
May 8, 2019
New Classical Tracks: Lang Lang
May 1, 2019
Matthew Lipman shares insights into his first solo album, 'Ascent,' featuring premieres of uplifting and transcendent viola fantasies.
April 24, 2019
Cellist Hee-Young Lim's many years spent studying in France and her love of French culture inspired her to record an album featuring all French composers.
April 17, 2019
New Classical Tracks: Chaplin's Smile
April 10, 2019
New Classical Tracks: Rameau's 'Temple of Glory'
April 3, 2019
New Classical Tracks: Voces8
March 27, 2019
New Classical Tracks: Project W
March 20, 2019
New Classical Tracks: Stephen Cleobury
March 13, 2019
New Classical Tracks: Desmond Earley
March 6, 2019
New Classical Tracks: Jeremy Denk
February 27, 2019
New Classical Tracks: Rachel Barton Pine
February 20, 2019
New Classical Tracks: Florence Price
February 13, 2019
New Classical Tracks: Thibaut Garcia
February 6, 2019
New Classical Tracks: Lyra Baroque
January 30, 2019
New Classical Tracks: Clara Osowski
January 23, 2019
New Classical Tracks: Osmo Vanska
January 16, 2019
New Classical Tracks: Morten Lauridsen
January 9, 2019
New Classical Tracks: Kim Kashkashian
January 2, 2019
The OK Factor tugs heartstrings with new release of love songs and lullabies.
December 26, 2018
The Danish String Quartet has the most coveted classical releases of 2018.
December 19, 2018
English horn player Cally Banham and her band Cortango release 'Cor Christmas.'
December 12, 2018
Jeannette Sorrell and Apollo's Fire celebrate 'Christmas on Sugarloaf Mountain.'
December 5, 2018
New Classical Tracks: Chanticleer
November 28, 2018
New Classical Tracks: Danish String Quartet
November 14, 2018
New Classical Tracks: Patrick Hawes
November 7, 2018
New Classical Tracks: Manfred Honeck
October 31, 2018
New Classical Tracks: Anne Akiko Meyers
October 24, 2018
New Classical Tracks: Amit Peled
October 17, 2018
New Classical Tracks: Rachel Barton Pine
October 10, 2018
New Classical Tracks: Nadine Sierra
October 3, 2018
New Classical Tracks: Mark McKenzie
September 26, 2018
New Classical Tracks: Kirill Gerstein
September 19, 2018
New Classical Tracks: A Far Cry
September 12, 2018
New Classical Tracks: Tesla Quartet
September 5, 2018
New Classical Tracks: Dallas Winds
August 29, 2018
New Classical Tracks: Ronn McFarlane
August 22, 2018
New Classical Tracks: Francisco Fullana
August 15, 2018
New Classical Tracks: Boston Baroque
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