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Upcoming Releases

(Release dates subject to change)

Eighth Blackbird

Singing in the Dead of


Eighth Blackbird presents the world-premiere recording of a collaborative work by Pulitzer-Prize winning composers Julia Wolfe and David Lang along with their Bang on a Can collaborator Michael Gordon. The three-movement work, inspired by Wolfe’s bouts with insomnia, has been hailed as as “scary and mesmerizing” by Britain’s The Guardian. (June 2020)

Pacifica Quartet

Contemporary Voices

The renowned Pacifica Quartet presents a program of works comissioned for or dedicated to them by three Pulitzer Prize-winning American women composers: Jennifer Higdon, Ellen Taaffe Zwillich, and Shulamit Ran, who wrote her Third String Quartet, titled Glitter, Doom, Shards, Memory, for Pacifica as a memorial to Jewish painter Felix Nussbaum (1904–1944) who perished in the holocaust. (July 2020)

Jorge Federico Osorio

Jorge Federico Osorio:

The French Album

Hailed as “one of the more elegant and accomplished pianists on the planet” (Los Angeles Times) and “an imaginative interpreter with a powerful technique” (The New York Times), Jorge Federico Osorio applies his “effortless virtuosity” (Cincinnati Enquirer) to an all-French program featuring works by Debussy, Ravel, Chabrier, Fauré, and Rameau. (August 2020)

Dover Quartet

Beethoven Cycle Part I

— The Opus 18 Quartets

In celebration of Beethoven’s 250th Anniversary year, the Dover Quartet presents Part 1 of its coming 3-volume recording of the composer’s complete string quartets. Dubbed “the young American string quartet of the moment” (The New Yorker), the Dover Quartet has won widespread acclaim for its previous Cedille recordings, Tribute — Dover Quartet Plays Mozart and Voices of Defiance. (September 2020)

Leo Sowerby

Ironics: The Symphonic Jazz

of Leo Sowerby

In celebration of Leo Sowerby’s 125th birthday year, this program features world-premiere recordings of the great Chicago composer’s works for jazz orchestra, including pieces originally commissioned by Paul Whiteman for his symphonic jazz concerts. Cedille has long championed Sowerby’s music for larger ensembles including two full CDs devoted to his orchestral music. (October 2020)

Jennifer Koh

Bach & Beyond, Part 3

Following her celebrated solo violin recital series, this third and final installment of Jennifer Koh’s acclaimed Bach & Beyond recording series continues to highlight Bach’s legacy by pairing two of the Baroque master’s Sonatas with Bach-inspired music by Luciano Berio, Philip Glass, and Zosha DiCastri, plus a newly commissioned work by John Harbison. (November 2020)