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Artist Spotlight | Craig Trompeter
In celebration of Cedille’s upcoming album release, L’Amant Anonyme, we are proud to feature Craig Trompeter of the Haymarket Opera Company in our Artist Spotlight series, where Chicago’s classical artists discuss the music important to them.
In June, 2022, Haymarket Opera Company presented the Chicago premiere of Joseph Bologne’s only extant opera L’Amant Anonyme, which we then recorded with Cedille Records. At Haymarket, we champion forgotten pieces of repertoire from the 17th and 18th centuries by presenting them using period musical instruments and staging aesthetics. L’Amant Anonyme is just such a piece and its composer’s renaissance is long overdue. Bologne’s music is elegant, passionate, inventive, and unique. There are so many great musical moments in L’Amant. One of my favorites is the Act One finale “Que de maux.” It is a musical tour de force that brims over with the frenetic energy and joyful mayhem. This is music to brighten any gray day. It was a great honor for me to conduct our stellar cast and orchestra as we brought this beautiful work to the stage and then to disc. We are delighted to offer it to listeners worldwide in this recording.
L’Amant Anonyme is now available for pre-order. To learn more about the project and purchase, click below.
Difficult Grace, based on Grammy Award-nominated cellist Seth Parker Woods’ multimedia concert tour de force, conceived by and featuring Woods in the triple role of cellist, narrator/guide, and movement artist, is Woods’ debut album for Cedille Records.
For Women’s History Month, we feature 10 female vocalists who have recorded for Cedille, alternating between selections by male and female composers (with most written by the latter).
On this episode of Classical Chicago, Cedille President Jim Ginsburg talks with clarinetist John Bruce Yeh, who has served the Chicago Symphony Orchestra as assistant principal clarinetist since 1979, about his experience recording Chicago Clarinet Classics.