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February 17, 2021
This week on New Classical Tracks, Brandon Patrick George talks about his debut solo album, challenging what you think about the flute, and performing with Imani Winds.
February 10, 2021
Clarinetist Mark Dover and bassoonist Monica Ellis from Imani Winds have created a legacy promoting Black excellence in classical music. Their new recording, 'Bruits,' is no different.
February 3, 2021
Matt Haimovitz finally has his cello back more than a year and a half after breaking it, just in time for the release of a new recording with pianist Mari Kodama.
January 27, 2021
This week on New Classical Tracks, pianist Orli Shaham talks about the joy she found recording all 18 Mozart piano sonatas during the pandemic.
January 20, 2021
This week on New Classical Tracks, horn player Sarah Willis talks about her project with the Havana Lyceum Orchestra, "Mozart Y Mambo," which presents Mozart with a Cuban flair.
January 13, 2021
Cellist Ofra Harnoy talks about the love for her new home in Newfoundland and how it inspired her album "On The Rock."
January 11, 2021
This car choir solution is one that accomplished baritone David Newman came up with so that ensembles could sing "together." The method uses microphones, a mixer, an FM transmitter and car radios.
January 5, 2021 | Victor Forman
2020 has been a challenging year, but the music didn’t stop when the world locked down. CapRadio’s Victor Forman dives into the classical artists who got us through this year.
December 30, 2020
his week on New Classical Tracks, Eric Whitacre and Charles Anthony Silvestri talk about their latest release, "The Sacred Veil" which explores the journey of a soul crossing the threshold into the next world.
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