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Episode 57 – Anthony McGill / American Stories
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.”
Haymarket Opera, Chicago’s premier early opera company that presents historically informed performances played on 18th-century classical era instruments, performs on this world-premiere recording of L’Amant Anonyme (The Anonymous Lover) by Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges (1745–1799).
In honor of this month’s world premiere recording of “L’Amant Anonyme,” a 1780 opera by Afro-French composer Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges, an exploration of music by less-known Classical period composers, including many women. We’ll add tracks form the opera when it’s released on 2/10.