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Cedille Records is committed to supporting Chicago’s finest classical musicians.

Cedille is a not-for-profit record label dedicated to classical music and the artists who create it. We enhance the world’s catalog with lush, award-winning recordings featuring Chicago’s top performers and composers.


Dover Quartet

Beethoven Complete String Quartets: Volume 3 — The Late Quartets

Rachel Barton Pine

Violin Concertos by Black Composers Through the Centuries

We work with classical music’s most accomplished and intriguing performers and composers

Music drives all of Cedille’s recording projects. Listen to our artists and explore their backgrounds and discographies.


Black Oak Ensemble

Avant l’orage: French String Trios 1926–1939

Lincoln Trio

Trios from Contemporary Chicago


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From orchestras to composers to individual soloists and vocal ensembles, visit our extensive classical music catalog.


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The celebrated Dover Quartet, the young, Grammy-nominated ensemble brimming with prestigious awards and residencies, concludes its critically acclaimed, three-volume Beethoven cycle with the composer’s five monumental, revolutionary Late Quartets and imposing Grosse Fuge.

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American violinist Rachel Barton Pine marks the 25th anniversary of her 1997 recording of violin concertos by Black composers of the 18th and 19th centuries with Violin Concertos by Black Composers Through the Centuries

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Julian Velasco, winner of Cedille Records’ Emerging Artists Competition, headlines an inventive, virtuosic, and diverse album

Latest Podcast

On this episode of Classical Chicago, Cedille President Jim Ginsburg talks with the Dover Quartet‘s Joel Link about the chamber group’s album Beethoven Complete String Quartets: Volume 3 — The Late Quartets. This triple-CD release comprises Beethoven’s very last compositions — remarkable and often daunting works that upended the concept of the string quartet.


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Behind the Scenes

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Monthly Playlist

Updated to celebrate our Sept. 2022 release featuring Rachel Barton Pine’s performance of Florence Price’s Violin Concerto No. 2, this playlist highlights (some of) the many African-descended composers in the Cedille catalog.