11Sep

Take 5: Jennifer Koh

by Maddie Richter

Groundbreaking violinist Jennifer Koh shares her inspirations and upcoming projects in this edition of Take 5! Koh's latest album, Limitless 
celebrates the collaborative spirit between composer and performer and showcases the evocative works (commissioned by Jennifer's organization ARCO Collaborative) of eight highly-accomplished contemporary composers who perform the works side-by-side with Koh.
Limitless releases on September 13!
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13Aug

Take 5: Sharon Isbin

by Maddie Richter

Superstar guitarist Sharon Isbin discusses her creative influences and upcoming release with Pacifica Quartet in this Cedille-exclusive interview! Souvenirs of Spain & Italy features the uncommonly heard guitar quintets from the Baroque to Mid-20th Century and releases on August 23rd!  Read More »


20Feb

Take 5: Mei-Ann Chen

by Maddie Richter

Innovative Music Director of the Chicago Sinfonietta, Mei-Ann Chen discusses her origins in orchestral conducting, her many influences, and continuing the Sinfonietta's mission of bringing inclusion and equality to classical music. This March Mei-Ann Chen and the Chicago Sinfonietta release their new album Project W — Works by Diverse Women Composers featuring world premiere recordings from Clarice Assad, Reena Esmail, Jennifer Higdon, Jessie Montgomery, and Florence Price Read More »


09Jan

Take 5: Matthew Lipman

by Maddie Richter

Exemplary violist Matthew Lipman discusses new projects, influential figures, and his musical ties to Chicago. His debut album, Ascent, features an array of uplifting viola fantasies and world premieres. Ascent will be released February 8, 2019!  Read More »


Mary Mazurek and Cedille's engineer Bill Maylone received a Grammy Nomination in Best Engineered Album, Classical for their outstanding work on Liquid Melancholy — Clarinet Music of James M Stephenson. In a Cedille exclusive interview, Mary Mazurek discusses the unique aesthetic of the album, working with Bill, and the excitement of being a nominee.  Read More »


Multi-Grammy-nominated sound engineer Bill Maylone has worked with Cedille Records since our first album in 1989. In a Cedille-exclusive interview, Bill explains what a sound engineer does and how the industry has changed over the years.      

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25Oct

Take 5: Jennifer Koh

by Dan Hickey

Superstar violinist Jennifer Koh talks new commissions, dream projects, and her musical roots in Chicago. Her next Cedille album, Saariaho X Koh, is available November 9!  Read More »


We're continuing our Q & A with virtuoso violinist Rachel Barton Pine! Her newest Cedille album, Blues Dialogues: Music by Black Composers, is available October 19.  Read More »


This edition of Take 5 features acclaimed sopranos and longtime friends Nicole Cabell and Alyson Cambridge! These opera stars will make their Cedille Records debut with Sisters in Song, an album of opera duets and new arrangements of classical songs and spirituals that they describe as a “dream project” that’s “uniquely us.” This is their first recording together and we couldn't be happier to welcome them to the label! Sisters in Song is available September 21.  Read More »


13Aug

Take 5: Thomas Hampson

by Dan Hickey

This edition of Take 5 features renowned American baritone Thomas Hampson! Songs from Chicago, his debut album on Cedille, is a program of songs by five composers of the early 20th century associated with the city of Chicago: Ernst Bacon, Florence Price, John Alden Carpenter, Margaret Bonds, and Louis Campbell-Tipton. All of them, Hampson says, “have distinguished themselves in history as great voices of the artistic American narrative.” The poetry used in these songs is equally distinguished and includes poem by Walt Whitman, Langston Hughes, and Rabindranath Tagore, the Bengali poet who became the first non-European to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature. Songs from Chicago is available September 14, 2018.   Read More »


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