Episode 64, Part 1 – Rachel Barton Pine and Earl Maneein
On this two-part episode of Classical Chicago, Cedille President Jim Ginsburg talks with violinist Rachel Barton Pine and composer Earl Maneein about their experiences recording Cedille’s latest release, Dependent Arising. The album reveals (and the podcast discusses) surprising confluences between classical and heavy metal music by pairing Shostakovich’s Violin Concerto No. 1 with Earl Maneein’s “Dependent Arising” — Concerto for Violin and Orchestra (written specially for Rachel), all performed with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra under the baton of Tito Muñoz. Part 1 centers on Shostakovich’s concerto while Part 2 covers Earl Maneein’s new work.
Chicago a cappella, the innovative vocal ensemble praised for its “clarity, well-balanced tone, and deep emotional involvement” (Washington Post), presents Miracle of Miracles — Music for Hanukkah, a new recording aimed at unveiling the richer meaning of the Festival of Lights, with music that ranges from heartfelt prayers to jazzy and playful holiday favorites, showcasing the creativity and vitality of American Jewish musical traditions.
On episode of Classical Chicago, Cedille President Jim Ginsburg talks with Third Coast Percussion‘s David Skidmore about his experience recording Cedille’s latest release, Between Breaths. The works on the album explore aspects of meditation in sound, incorporate unconventional timbres and tones, invite listeners to lose themselves within a captivating sonic landscape.