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 >

19Jan

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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01Nov

Take 5: Mischa Zupko

by Julia Nicols-Corry

This edition of Take 5 features an interview with Chicago composer Mischa Zupko. Composer-in-residence at the Music Institute of Chicago, Zupko has received plaudits from The New York Times and Los Angeles Times. He’s been featured in the ChicagoReader and New Music USA’s New Music Box, which called him “a humble, energetic, and constantly searching artist.” Chicago’s New City hails him as a composer “with something to say, and the adventurous listener will be rewarded.” His upcoming release Eclipse: Chamber Music by Mischa Zupko encompasses world-premiere recordings of inventive, virtuosic, and impassioned chamber works written in a present-day musical language. Zupko, doubling as pianist on the album, is joined by two close friends and accomplished colleagues, the sublime violinist Sang Mee Lee and internationally renowned cellist Wendy Warner. Several of the works presented on Eclipse were written expressly for these artists. Read More >

27Sep

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 >

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