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Album of the Week

4/8 - 4/14 | Enjoy 25% off Cedille's Featured Release of the Week!

An Italian Sojourn

We launch this week’s album feature on April 8, birthday of Italian composer Giuseppe Tartini (1692–1770), whose music appears on two Cedille albums: his famous “Devil’s Trill” Sonata on Rachel Barton Pine’s Instrument of the Devil, and his Sonata Pastorale on her Trio Settecento disc, An Italian Sojourn (and also incorporated in the ensemble’s specially priced, 4-CD boxed set titled Grand Tour — likewise discounted 25% off this week). Both pieces show off Tartini’s amazing imaginativeness. In the case of the Pastoral Sonata, this is applied toward the use of folk music and imitating shepherds’ instruments such as bagpipe drones. This is particularly evident in the Sonata’s concluding Largo, which you can audition HERE as performed by Trio Settecento (Rachel Barton Pine, violin; David Schrader, harpsichord; John Mark Rozendaal, cello).

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In celebration of Earth Day, Cedille Records releases the world premiere recording of Stacy Garrop’s monumental oratorio Terra Nostra, “a spellbinding dive into the history of the planet” (Chicago Classical Review). Terra Nostra explores the relationship between humanity and Earth, and how humankind can re-establish a harmonious balance.

Monthly Playlist

In anticipation of the Earth Day (April 22) release of Stacy Garrop‘s oratorio Terra Nostra, a playlist of pieces about our planet, its scenic places, creatures, natural resources, seasons, etc. Tracks from Terra Nostra will be added upon its 4/22 release.

Album of the Week

Enjoy 25% off of Cedille’s Featured Release.

Listen Now

On this episode of Classical Chicago, Cedille President Jim Ginsburg talks with celebrated composer Stacy Garrop about her experience composing and recording Cedille’s latest release, Terra Nostra. The multifarious text weaves together creation myths from India, North America, and Egypt, excerpts from the Bible’s Old Testament, classic poetry from Walt Whitman, Lord Byron, Lord Alfred Tennyson, Edna St. Vincent Millay, and contemporary writings by Esther Iverem and Wendell Berry, among others.