Upcoming Releases

sevenfive: The John Corigliano Effect

In celebration of the illustrious American composer John Corigliano’s 75th birthday, Gaudete Brass presents a program juxtaposing his Fanfares to Music, Antiphon, and Gazebo Dances Overture with the works by his students. sevenfive includes world premiere recordings of new music by Jonathan Newman, David Sampson, Steven Bryant, Conrad Winslow, and Jeremy Beck. (February)

Brahms Piano Quintet / Schumann A minor Quartet

The Grammy award-winning Pacifica Quartet teams up with the amazing Menahem Pressler, pianist of the Beaux Arts Trio for its entire 51 years, for a gorgeously expansive performance of the Brahms Piano Quintet. The Quartet concludes the album with a virtuosic rendition of Schumann’s expressive Quartet in A minor, Op. 41, No. 1. (March)

Final Thoughts

Hailed as “one of the more elegant and accomplished pianists on the planet” (Los Angeles Times) and “an imaginative interpreter with a powerful technique” (New York Times),  Jorge Frederico Osorio applies his “effortless virtuosity” (Cincinnati Enquirer) to the final piano works of Schubert and Brahms, composers for whom he has a special affinity. (May)

Works for Flute Clarinet & Piano

For his second Cedille album, clarinetist Anthony McGill joins with his brother, flutist Demarre McGill and pianist Michael McHale. The McGill/McHale Trio makes its recording debut in a richly varied program of 20th and 21st century works, including music by Paul Schoenfeld, Guillaume Connesson, Valerie Coleman Page, and Dmitri Shostakovich (arr. Lev Atovmyan). (August)

Musical America’s 2017 Ensemble of the Year, four time Grammy winners Eighth Blackbird returns with its ninth recording for Cedille. Based on the poetry of Pulitzer Prize winner Paul Muldoon, Dan Trueman’s orginal music explores the legendary Irish tale Táin Bó Cúailnge, in which two brothers are forced to battle one another for three days. Eighth Blackbird’s performance includes vocals by celebrated Celtic singer Iarla Ó Lionáird. (September)

Music From World War II
In this unique program, the Dover Quartet explores Entartete Musik (forbidden music) by composers whose lives and work were deeply affected by the second World War. The program includes Czech composer Victor Ullman’s Quartet No. 3 (1943), written while he was in the Theresienstadt concentration camp; Auschwitz-survivor Simon Laks’s Quartet No. 3 (1945); and Dmitri Shostakovich’s powerful Quartet No. 2, written at the height of the war (1944). (October)

Paddle to the Sea
Paddle to the Sea reimagines the soundtrack of the Oscar-nominated short film about a wooden Indian figure that travels from Lake Superior to the Atlantic Ocean. In addition to this original work by members of Third Coast Percussion, the program includes new arrangements of Philip Glass’s Aguas de Amazonia, the premiere of Jacob Druckman’s Reflections on the Nature of Water, and Chigwaya, a traditional Zimbabwean Shona call to water spirits. (November)

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