Cedille's Classical Chicago Podcast
Welcome to Cedille’s new podcast, Classical Chicago!
Each episode highlights a new release and features interviews with your favorite Cedille artists along with excerpts from the recording. Scroll down to listen to the show — in full or in shorter sections — and to view behind the scenes photos. You can also subscribe to the Podcast on iTunes.
Episode 16 — John Bruce Yeh & James M. Stephenson
The latest episode of Classical Chicago features an interview with Chicago Symphony Orchestra clarinetist (and veteran Cedille recording artist) John Bruce Yeh and composer James M. Stephenson. Their upcoming release, Liquid Melancholy — Clarinet Music of James M Stephenson, is available April 13 and features guest artists including the Lake Forest Symphony with maestro Vladimir Kulenovic, the Grammy-winning ensemble Chicago Pro Musica, oboist Alex Klein, and pianist Patrick Godon. The wide-ranging program encompasses the world premiere recording of Stephenson's Liquid Melancholy clarinet concerto as well as exciting chamber works featuring the clarinet. In this interview, John and James discuss the repertoire on the album, the recording process, and their longtime friendship that led to the album's creation. Happy listening!