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Album of the Week

9/25 - 10/1 | Enjoy 25% off Cedille's Featured Release of the Week!


We launch this week’s album feature on September 25, birthday of Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovich (1906–1975). Having recently featured in this space the Pacifica Quartet’s The Soviet Experience Box Set, encompassing all 15 Shostakovich string quartets, and Rachel Barton Pine’s new recording containing Shostakovich’s First Violin Concerto, I’m celebrating by featuring the Cedille recording that contains a Shostakovich world premiere! Violist Matthew Lipman’s Ascent, released in 2019, includes the first-ever recording of Shostakovich’s recently discovered Impromptu for Viola and Piano, Op. 33. In his excellent album notes, composer Patrick Castillo describes the piece as follows:

Although petite, spanning just two minutes, the Impromptu nevertheless bears Shostakovich’s unmistakable voice, from the plaintive opening melody, which takes a sardonic turn in just the fourth measure, to the devilish spiccato strokes of the brief concluding Allegro section.

You can hear Matthew and pianist Henry Kramer play this little gem HERE.

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Chicago a cappella, the innovative vocal ensemble praised for its “clarity, well-balanced tone, and deep emotional involvement” (Washington Post), presents Miracle of Miracles — Music for Hanukkah, a new recording aimed at unveiling the richer meaning of the Festival of Lights, with music that ranges from heartfelt prayers to jazzy and playful holiday favorites, showcasing the creativity and vitality of American Jewish musical traditions.

Monthly Playlist

Originally co-curated with Third Coast Percussion, this updated playlist (now all-TCP tracks) spans most of TCP’s discography, including selections from TCP’s 5/2022 Cedille release, Perspectives, and will include tracks from their new album, Between Breaths.

Album of the Week

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On episode of Classical Chicago, Cedille President Jim Ginsburg talks with Third Coast Percussion‘s David Skidmore about his experience recording Cedille’s latest release, Between Breaths. The works on the album explore aspects of meditation in sound, incorporate unconventional timbres and tones, invite listeners to lose themselves within a captivating sonic landscape.