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Paris Hough offers a unique approach in the world of biblical life applications and commentaries. Her authentic conversations are meant to teach, challenge and encourage you. It is easy to understand as Paris shares life lessons, good humor, trials and love for the Word which is poured out in testimony over and over in each podcast as well as her courses. After years of a long and difficult journey to success and intensive immersion in God's Word, Paris provides understanding to those seekin ...
 
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John Jeter and the ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra — Price: Symphony No. 3, The Mississippi River & Ethiopia's Shadow in America (Naxos) Jump to giveaway form New Classical Tracks - John Jeter by John Jeter spends most of his time as music director and conductor of Arkansas’s Fort Smith Symphony. He’s a big believer in promoting the culture of …
 
Sheku and Isata Kanneh-Mason — MUSE (Decca) Jump to giveaway form New Classical Tracks - Sheku and Isata Kanneh-Mason by British pianist Isata Kanneh-Mason and her younger brother, Cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason, have very different personalities. Perhaps, that is why they get along so well. They both have flourishing solo careers and have performed to…
 
Daniel Hope — Hope (DG) New Classical Tracks - Daniel Hope by “Music doesn't let me go. I always knew that it was the focus of my life, but it became a lifeline,” violinist Daniel Hope said about the pandemic. “It became a lifeline to the outside world. It was the luxury of time and connections to so many musicians that were willing to experiment a…
 
Seong-Jin Cho — Chopin Piano Concerto No. 2 • Scherzi (DG) New Classical Tracks - Seong-Jin Cho by Pianist Seong-Jin Cho became the first South Korean to win First Prize at the Warsaw International Chopin Competition in 2015. Following that award, he immediately recorded Chopin’s First Piano Concerto and the four Ballades with Gianandrea Noseda and…
 
Jeremy Denk & the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra — Mozart Piano Concertos (Nonesuch) Pianist Jeremy Denk has finally had the space and time to finish his forthcoming memoir Every Good Boy Does Fine, which will resonate with you if you took piano lessons as a kid. It releases this February, and its timing coincides beautifully with his new album featuri…
 
ARC Ensemble – Chamber Works by Dmitri Klebanov (Chandos) “It is very interesting that every composer tells a different story of overcoming difficulties,” said Simon Wynberg, who is the artistic director for the Arc Ensemble. “It’s about planting a flag in the ground and producing marvelous work. It's a really exciting kind of project.” Chamber wor…
 
Daniil Trifonov – Bach: The Art of Life (DG) “I think with Bach it's much easier to practice for many hours than with some other composers,“ said Russian pianist Daniil Trifonov, who has always wanted to spend more time with Bach. “It’s so harmonious and everything makes sense, even the most complex polyphony still makes sense.” On his new recordin…
 
Jean-Yves Thibaudet – Carte Blanche (Decca) French pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet celebrated his 60th birthday with a trip to Hawaii in September. He also marked the occasion with the release of his new recording, Carte Blanche. “This was an album where I was given literally carte blanche,” Thibaudet said. “I could choose whatever. It might not have h…
 
Randall Goosby — Roots (Decca) “I see it as a stroke of luck. I certainly didn't believe that I was capable of whatever level of playing I thought was necessary to be accepted into his program,” reflects violinist Randall Goosby about Itzhak Perlman’s intensive summer music program in 2011. “I was very fortunate to be accepted. It was a turning poi…
 
The Verona Quartet — Diffusion (Azica) “I found a special bond. I felt as though I was meant to be the voice that glued everybody together, highly influential, but behind the scenes. I loved that. I even wrote my college entrance essay about wanting to play in a string quartet. Of course, at the time, I had no idea what that really meant,” said vio…
 
Isata Kanneh-Mason — Summertime (Decca) Isata Kanneh-Mason is the oldest of seven incredibly talented musical siblings. They’ve all studied at the Royal Academy of Music in London and Kanneh-Mason received an Elton John Scholarship. “I've never really been to a pop concert and to be on stage in that setting is so different from what I'm used to. It…
 
JoAnn Falletta & the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra — The Four Seasons / The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires (Beau Fleuve) When the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra took the stage for their season opening concert last September, there was no audience in the hall due to the pandemic. Their loyal fans were watching the concert online. Conductor JoAnn Fall…
 
Emanuel Ax & Yo-Yo Ma — Hope Amid Tears: Beethoven’s Cello Sonatas (Sony) “Yo-Yo and I, back in the fall, we're able to do some concerts on the back of a truck. We did 20-minute concerts in various places in parking lots for nurses, teachers and UPS delivery people,“ said pianist Emanuel Ax about performing during the pandemic. “I hope that brought…
 
Inbal Segev – 20 Pieces for 2020 (Avie) When the global pandemic shut down concert halls and live performances last year, cellist Inbal Segev knew she couldn’t just sit at home and do nothing. That’s when she and her husband drafted a plan to commission 20 composers to write 20 new works for cello in 2020. The first recording in this four-volume pr…
 
Andrew Von Oeyen — Bach — Beethoven (Warner Classics) “The first question was not, ‘What should I play?’ It was, ‘Should I even practice?’” said pianist Andrew von Oeyen when the global pandemic shut everything down in 2020. “Do I even want to practice? Because, the whole thing was such a shock to all of us.” Then he, who lives both in Paris and in…
 
JoAnn Falletta and the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra — Florent Schmitt: La Tragedie de Salome/Musique sur l’eau/Oriane et le Prince d’Amour/Légende (Naxos) “It was like a treasure box of music that I didn’t know at all,” said conductor JoAnn Falletta after scholar Phillip Nones introduced her to the musical scores of Florent Schmitt. “A true color…
 
Jeni Slotchiver — American Heritage (ZOHO) “Many people thought that this was the right time to do this,” said pianist Jeni Slotchiver on her new album, American Heritage. “I did it before, but the music was relevant then as it is now. My African American students had long wanted me to record this music. I was concerned with how they are going to t…
 
Barthold Kuijken & Immanuel Davis — La Magnifique: Flute Music for the Court of Louis XIV (Naxos) When asked what flutist Immanuel Davis discovered about himself during the pandemic he said, “That my love of the flute and my love of music has to be from within and I also learned how much my students propel me. I really came face to face with how mu…
 
Pacifica Quartet — Contemporary Voices (Cedille) “I can relate so much to these three pieces after going through this pandemic,” said violist Mark Holloway reflecting on, Contemporary Voices, the most recent release from Pacifica Quartet. “Each one has something quite unique to say.” The recording features three contemporary pieces commissioned by …
 
The Nordic Fiddlers Bloc — Bonfrost (NFB Records) “There's just always been a lot of fiddle players in Shetland,” said Scottish fiddler Kevin Henderson and member of the Nordic Fiddlers Bloc. “My grandfather was a huge fan of fiddle music. That's how I got the bug.” Shetland is a small community with a rich fiddling tradition that goes back hundred…
 
This week on New Classical Tracks, in celebration of Black Music Appreciation Month we revisit violist Paul Laraia of Catalyst Quartet discussing the joys and privileges of honoring composer Samuel Coleridge-Taylor in the ensemble's first recording in a series commemorating Black composers.By American Public Media
 
Nathalie Stutzmann/Orfeo 55 — Contralto (Warner Classics/Erato) “Oh là là! I’m actually living my dream,” said conductor and contralto Nathalie Stutzmann. “My two biggest goals in life were to be a singer and a conductor, and I am just living my dream.” Nathalie Stutzmann believes that every dream can come true and she’s living proof. It was a chal…
 
Gregory Harrington: Glass Hour; with Mark Shapiro and the Janáček Philharmonic (Estile Records) One thing we can all agree on is that the pandemic has impacted how we perceive the passage of time. The days seem to go slow, while the year goes by quickly. Maybe you feel as if you’ve been stuck in a Ground Hog Day scenario. Violinist Gregory Harringt…
 
Russian pianist Daniil Trifonov is used to traveling and performing as an international soloist. During the global pandemic, he's been staying close to home, but among live and streamed concerts, he has released a new recording that highlights Russian composers from about 1880 to 1925, 'The Silver Age.'…
 
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