Episode 47 – Camden Shaw / Beethoven Complete String Quartets, Volume 2 — The Middle Quartets
On this episode of Classical Chicago, Dover Quartet cellist Camden Shaw joins Cedille President Jim Ginsburg in conversation about their upcoming album of Beethoven String Quartets.
The second installment of the Dover’s 3-part cycle features Beethoven’s Middle Quartets, which includes the three Op. 59 “Razumovsky” Quartets, infused with Russian folk tunes; the graceful “Harp,” Op. 74, named for its plucked string figures; and the intense Op. 95 “Serioso,” a forward-looking experiment that Beethoven originally intended “for a small circle of connoisseurs.”
February is Black History Month and the month of Valentine’s Day. We recognize both with a playlist of pieces about or expressing love, written by Black composers and/or sung by Black performers, including numerous selections from Joseph Bologne’s late-18th century romcom, “L’Amant Anonyme”.
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.