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Anthony McGill, New York Philharmonic principal clarinet and 2020 Avery Fisher Prize winner, and the multiple Grammy Award-winning Pacifica Quartet present an album illuminating experiences that have shaped America through works by Richard Danielpour, James Lee III, Ben Shirley (all three world-premiere recordings), and Valerie Coleman. McGill describes it as a project driven by the desire to “expand the capacity for art and music to change the world.”
Our final featured playlist for 2022 spotlights the albums shown on Cedille’s Holiday Gift Recommendations page, including holiday-themed CDs, recent releases, perennial favorites, Grammy winners, and other great choices. Albums are presented in the order in which they appear on the webpage.
On this episode of Classical Chicago, Cedille President Jim Ginsburg talks with Avery Fisher prize winner Anthony McGill about his collaborative album with the multiple Grammy Award-winning Pacifica Quartet, American Stories. McGill describes it as a project driven by the desire to “expand the capacity for art and music to change the world.”
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.
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.