Cedille's Take 5: Dover Quartet

by Julia Nicols-Corry

This edition of Take 5 features an interview with the members of the Dover Quartet. Called “the young American string quartet of the moment” (The New Yorker), the ensemble will make its recording debut with an all-Mozart album on Cedille Records honoring the soaring young ensemble’s illustrious teachers and coaches, the Guarneri Quartet. Tribute: Dover Quartet Plays Mozart recalls the Guarneri’s own all-Mozart debut album on RCA Red Seal 50 years ago (1966), which  featured Mozart’s final two string quartets — in B-Flat, K. 589, and F, K. 590. The Dover’s album on Cedille adds Mozart’s Quintet in C Minor, K. 406, performed with none other than Michael Tree, the Guarneri’s founding violist and one of the Dover’s most valued mentors. The Chicago Tribune  proclaimed, “The Dover Quartet players have it in them to become the next Guarneri String Quartet — they’re that good," citing the group’s “expert musicianship, razor-sharp ensemble, deep musical feeling and a palpable commitment to communication.” Formed in 2008 at Philadelphia’s Curtis Institute of Music and recently appointed as faculty quartet in residence at Northwestern University’s Bienen School of Music, the Dover Quartet has won multiple awards, including the Grand Prize and all three Special Prizes at the 2013 Banff International String Quartet Competition and the Cleveland Quartet Award in 2015. Read More >


Cedille's Take 5: Desirée Ruhstrat

by Julia Nicols-Corry

This edition of "Take 5" features an interview with Read More >


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Cedille's Take 5: Cavatina Duo

by Cedille Records

This edition of "Take 5" features an interview with the Cavatina Duo. Their new album, Sephardic Journey emerged from startling discoveries in their family history. When Spanish flutist Eugenia Moliner and Bosnian guitarist Denis Azabagic learned they each had distant roots in the Sephardic Jewish world of Old Spain, the husband-and-wife duo of “consummate virtuosos” (American Record Guide) decided to explore their mutual heritage through music. Sephardic Journey, the duo’s third and newest Cedille Records album, includes five world-premiere recordings of new works written expressly for them. Read More >


April Releases!

by Cedille Records

As Tolstoy wrote, “Spring is the time of plans and projects.”  This month, Cedille is happy to live up to Tolstoy's sentiment with two April releases: Read More >


Cedille at the GRAMMYs

by Cedille Records

Cedille would like to congratulate Eighth Blackbird on their fourth consecutive GRAMMY for FILAMENT!  Read More >

For this edition of "Take 5" we interview David Skidmore, co-founder of Third Coast Percussion. On February 12, we will be releasing the ensemble's Cedille debut album Third Coast Percussion | Steve Reich. You can hear excerpts of the album and pre-order it here. Read More >


GRAMMY Nominations

by Cedille Records

Today Cedille is excited to announce GRAMMY nominations for three fantastic Chicago classical albums: Read More >


Cedille is excited for today's release of Mythology Symphony: Orchestral Works by Stacy Garrop!  To celebrate, check out our recent conversation with the Chicago based composer about the history behind the title piece, Mythology Symphony:  Read More >

On November 13, Cedille is excited to release Mythology Symphony: Orchestral Works by Stacy Garrop, featuring performances by the Chicago College of Performing Arts (CCPA) Symphony and Chamber Orchestras. This is the first album devoted to orchestral music by Stacy Garrop, an American composer whose work exudes “vision and breadth” (Gramophone). It features world-premiere recordings of three works, including the spacious and cinematic Mythology Symphony. Characterized by Garrop’s signature lyricism and vivid storytelling, the five-movement symphony, inspired by female figures from Greek mythology, receives a vibrant and compelling performance by Billboard-charting international conductor Alondra de la Parra Read More >

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