Episode 44 – Marta Aznavoorian (Lincoln Trio) / Trios From the City of Big Shoulders
On this episode of Classical Chicago, Marta Aznavoorian, pianist of the multiple-Grammy-nominated Lincoln Trio joins Cedille President Jim Ginsburg in conversation about the ensemble’s upcoming album.
Trios From the City of Big Shoulders showcases rarely-heard piano trios by two important 20th-century composers associated with Chicago: Ernst Bacon and Leo Sowerby. Listen to learn more about these impressive works and the lives and music of Bacon and Sowerby through Aznavoorian’s personal insight.
Named one of the greatest string quartets of the last 100 years by BBC Music Magazine, the Grammy-nominated Dover Quartet’s critically acclaimed epic traversal of Beethoven’s Complete String Quartets, including Vol. 1: The Opus 18 Quartets (2020), Vol. 2: The Middle Quartets (2021), and Vol. 3: The Late Quartets (2022), is now available as a specially priced 8-disc boxed set (price of 3 CDs).
For the month of Thanksgiving, 50 pieces whose lyrics (actual or implied) give thanks to or praise God. Especially featured is mid-20th century Chicago composer Leo Sowerby’s 1946 Pulitzer Prize-winning hymn of praise, The Canticle of the Sun, whose movements are interspersed through the playlist.
On this episode of Classical Chicago, Cedille President Jim Ginsburg talks with Chicago a cappella Artistic Director John William Trotter about his experience recording Cedille’s latest release, Miracle of Miracles — Music for Hanukkah. The album features a collection of songs from more than 25 years of Chicago a cappella performances, arranged into a single program that replays the story of Hanukkah.