Cedille Chicago Presents

Jim Ginsburg, award-winning founder, president, and producer of Cedille Records, hosts this program. In addition to presenting great music by Chicago's top artists, he gives listeners a behind-the-scenes view of Cedille's process, including backstage stories of artists and recording sessions.

This week’s podcast is our February 2015 program celebrating Black History Month with music by African-descended composers spanning well over 200 years.

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February 18, 2015 — Black History Month

CHEVALIER DE SAINT-GEORGES (1745-1799)
Violin Concerto in A Major, Op. 5, No. 2 (1775)
III. Rondeau (4:35)

From Violin Concertos by Black Composers of the 18th and 19th Centuries
Cedille Records CDR 90000 035 (Track 6)
Rachel Barton Pine, violin
Encore Chamber Orchestra
Daniel Hege, conductor

WILLIAM GRANT STILL (1895-1978)
Symphony No. 1, "Afro-American" (1930)
I. Moderato assai (6:10)

From African Heritage Symphonic Series, Vol. I
Cedille Records CDR 90000 055 (Track 9)
Chicago Sinfonietta
Paul Freeman, conductor

GEORGE WALKER (b. 1922)
Lyric for Strings (1941) (5:17)

From African Heritage Symphonic Series, Vol. II
Cedille Records CDR 90000 061 (Track 2)
Chicago Sinfonietta
Paul Freeman, conductor

DAVID BAKER (b. 1931)
Cello Concerto (1975)
III. Fast (6:09)

From African Heritage Symphonic Series, Vol. III
Cedille Records CDR 90000 066 (Track 4)
Katinka Kleijn, cello
Chicago Sinfonietta
Paul Freeman, conductor

COLERIDGE-TAYLOR PERKINSON (1932-2004)
Blue/s Forms for Solo Violin (1972)
II. Just Blue's: Very free (2:50)
III. Jettin' Blue's: Fast (2:42)

From Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson: A Celebration
Cedille Records CDR 90000 087 (Tracks 8-10)
Sanford Allen, violin

MICHAEL ABELS (b. 1962)
Delights & Dances for String Quartet and String Orchestra (2007) (13:03)

From Delights & Dances
Cedille Records CDR 9000 141 (Track 1)
Harlem Quartet
Chicago Sinfonietta
Mei-Ann Chen, conductor

SAMUEL COLERIDGE-TAYLOR (1875-1912)
Deep River, Op. 59, No. 10 (1904) (4:46)

From American Virtuosa: Tribute to Maud Powell
Cedille Records CDR 90000 097 (Track 9)
Rachel Barton Pine, violin
Matthew Hagle, piano

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