This edition of Take 5 features an interview with pianist Jorge Federico OsorioInternationally acclaimed for his superb musicianship, powerful technique, vibrant imagination, and deep passion, he is hailed as “one of the more elegant and accomplished pianists on the planet” (Los Angeles Times). He has performed with many of the world’s leading orchestras, including the Symphony Orchestras of Chicago, Dallas, Detroit, Milwaukee, Pittsburgh, Seattle, and the Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional de México; the Israel, Warsaw, and Royal Philharmonics; the Moscow State Orchestra, Orchestre Nationale de France, Philharmonia Orchestra, and Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw Orchestra. A prolific recording artist, Osorio has documented a wide variety of repertoire. Osorio’s acclaimed solo recordings on Cedille Records include Salón Mexicano, comprising music of Mexican composers Manuel M. Ponce, Filipe Villanueva, Ricardo Castro, and José Rolón; an entire disc devoted to music of Ponce; a 2-CD set of Debussy and Liszt; and Piano Español, a collection of works by Albéniz, Falla, Granados, and Soler that received glowing reviews internationally and marked Osorio as one of the world’s great interpreters of Spanish piano music. His next album "Final Thoughts - The Last Piano Works of Schubert & Brahms" will be released this week on May 12. Read More >

In May we release Jorge Federico Osorio's new album of Schubert and Brahms, so our playlist features music by (or about) Brahms and Schubert, and performances by Osorio. Read More >

For April: two dozen tracks on the themes of spring, creation, and renewal. Read More >

March 2017 brings a new album from the amazing Pacifica Quartet, featuring music by Brahms and Schumann. We celebrate with an all-Pacifica playlist featuring two tracks from each of their previous nine albums for Cedille Records.  Read More >

February 2017 brings a new album from Chicago's Gaudete Brass celebrating American composer John Corigliano: "sevenfive — The John Corigliano Effect" (street date Feb. 10). Our monthly playlist alternates tracks by Corigliano with tracks from Gaudete's Cedille debut album, "Chicago Moves." Also featured are tracks from "Winging It: Piano Music of John Corigliano," recorded by Ursula Oppens and Jerome Lowenthal, and "American Orchestral Works" recorded by Carlos Kalmar and the Grant Park Orchestra. Read More >

This edition of Take 5 features an interview with the Gaudete Brass QuintetFounded in 2004, Gaudete Brass is devoted to presenting serious brass chamber music at the highest level of excellence. They have expanded the brass quintet repertoire by commissioning works from noted composers including David Sampson, John Cheetham, Jan Bach, Rob Deemer, and Stacy Garrop, and by working with emerging young artists through programs such as the advanced composition course at Columbia College-Chicago and the composition program at Roosevelt University. The ensemble is also dedicated to historically informed performances of Renaissance music, creating and performing its own editions of these works. Their newest Cedille album "sevenfive — The John Corigliano Effectbrings a fresh perspective to music of the American composer and his protégés and includes world-premiere recordings of his groundbreaking Fanfares to Music for on- and off-stage brass choirs, his stately Antiphon for double brass quintet, and a new arrangement of the Rossini-esque Overture from his popular Gazebo Dances. "sevenfive" will be released on February 10, but is currently available for preorder on CedilleRecords.org. Read More >

For the start of a new year, we turn to the label’s roots. Many of Cedille's earliest recordings featured solo piano, so our January Spotify playlist includes one selection from each of our albums that include solo piano tracks, presented in chronological order of release (including tracks from 6 of our first 10 discs). Happy listening, and a Happy New Year! Read More >

CHICAGO, Dec. 6, 2017 — The Recording Academy announced today that Cedille Records albums by Third Coast Percussion and the Lincoln Trio have been nominated for 2017 Grammy awards. Read More >

01Dec

Holiday Playlist

by Julia Nicols-Corry

For our December 2016 playlist, we alternate tracks from Cedille Records’ two Christmas-themed albums: Chicago a cappella’s "Christmas a cappella" and the William Ferris Chorale’s "Snowcarols: Christmas Music by William Ferris." Happy Holidays!  Read More >

03Nov

Chicago Composers Playlist

by Julia Nicols-Corry

In honor of our November release featuring music by Chicago composer Mischa Zupko, we present a playlist of 20 different Chicago composers, to which we'll add the title track from Mischa Zupko's album Eclipse when it's released on November 11. Sharing high-quality recordings of the work of our city's many talented composers is a core aspect of Cedille's mission, and we've been thrilled to present world-premiere recordings written and performed by local artists to national and global audiences. Enjoy our playlist, and check back in later this month to hear new music by Mischa Zupko!

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