Episode 9 – Gaudete Brass / sevenfive
The latest episode of Cedille’s Classical Chicago podcast features an interview with Gaudete Brass members Scott Tegge and Paul Von Hoff whose album sevenfive – The John Corigliano Effect will be released on Cedille Records on February 10 on Amazon and iTunes http://bit.ly/2ismE4A.
In the podcast, Scott and Paul discuss John Corigliano’s influence on their careers, commissioning Corigliano’s students to compose in works tribute to him, and the history of Gaudete Brass. to discuss their partnership and the inspiration behind the album. Gaudete Brass, a quintet devoted to presenting serious brass chamber music and commissioning new work, brings a fresh perspective to music of John Corigliano with an inventive album of brass works by the prolific
American composer and his protégés.
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.