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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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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.

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Cedille Classical Chicago Podcast

Episode 56 – Joel Link / Beethoven Complete String Quartets: Volume 3 — The Late Quartets

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.

Episode 55 – Rachel Barton Pine / Violin Concertos by Black Composers Through the Centuries

On this episode of Classical Chicago, Cedille President Jim Ginsburg talks with violinist Rachel Barton Pine about Violin Concertos by Black Composers Through the Centuries: 25th anniversary edition. The album features Pine’s new recording of Florence Price‘s Violin Concerto No. 2, with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra & Jonathon Heyward, and reprises her 1997 Cedille recording of concertos by Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges; José White Lafitte; and Samuel Coleridge-Taylor.

Episode 54 – Julian Velasco / As We Are

On this episode of Classical Chicago, Cedille President Jim Ginsburg converses with Julian Velasco, winner of Cedille Records’ first-ever Emerging Artist Competition, about his upcoming debut album, As We Are.

As We Are offers an inventive, virtuosic, and diverse album of contemporary classical works for soprano, alto, and tenor sax, and performances with collaborative pianist extraordinaire Winston Choi. The album includes four world premiere recordings, and works by Steven Banks, David Maslanka, John Anthony Lennon, Amanda Harberg, Elijah Daniel Smith, and Christopher Cerrone. Listen to learn more about the project through Julian’s personal insight.

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