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September 10, 2014
More String Concertos


DAVID BAKER (b. 1931)
Cello Concerto (1975)
III. Fast (6:09)
From African Heritage Symphonic Series, Vol. III
Cedille Records CDR 90000 066 (Track 4)
Katinka Kleijn, cello
Chicago Sinfonietta
Paul Freeman, conductor

BENJAMIN LEES
Concerto for String Quartet and Orchestra (20:49)
I. Allegro con brio
II. Andante cantando
III. Allegro energico
From Delights & Dances
Cedille Records CDR 90000 141 (Tracks 2–4)
Harlem Quartet
Chicago Sinfonietta
Mei-Ann Chen, conductor

JOSEF MYSLIVEČEK (1737–1781)
Cello Concerto in C major (20:40)
I. Allegro moderato
II. Grave
III. Tempo di minuetto
From Haydn & Mysliveček Cello Concertos
Cedille Records CDR 90000 142 (Tracks 4–6)
Wendy Warner
Camerata Chicago
Drostan Hall, Conductor

LEONARD BERNSTEIN ARR. RANDAL CRAIG FLEISCHER
West Side Story Concerto for String Quartet and Orchestra
Tonight (3:17)
From Delights & Dances
Cedille Records CDR 90000 141 (Track 9)
Harlem Quartet
Chicago Sinfonietta
Mei-Ann Chen, conductor
 
September 3, 2014
Violin Concertos


JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH (1685–1750)
Concerto for Two Violins in D minor, BWV 1043
II. Largo ma non tanto (6:50)
From Two x Four
Cedille Records CDR 90000 146 (Track 2)
Jennifer Koh, violin
Jaime Laredo, violin
Curtis 20/21 Ensemble
Vinay Parameswaran, conductor

BOHUSLAV MARTINU (1890–1959)
Violin Concerto No. 2, H. 293
III. Poco Allegro (8:35)
From Jennifer Koh: Portraits
Cedille Records CDR 90000 089 (Track 4)
Jennifer Koh, violin
Grant Park Orchestra
Carlos Kalmar, conductor

FRANZ CLEMENT (1780–1842)
Violin Concerto in D Major (1805)
III. Rondo: Allegro (11:50)
From Beethoven & Clement Violin Concertos
Cedille Records CDR 90000 106 (Disc 1, Track 3)
Rachel Barton Pine, violin
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
José Serebrier, conductor

ROBERT SCHUMANN (1810–1856)
Violin Concerto in D minor, WoO 23
II Langsam (6:16)
From Mendelssohn & Schumann Violin Concertos
Cedille Records CDR 90000 144 (Track 6)
Rachel Barton Pine, Violin
Göttinger Symphonie Orchester
Christoph-Mathias Mueller, Conductor

JOSEPH JOACHIM (1831–1907)
Violin Concerto No. 2 in D minor, Op. 11 “In the Hungarian Style”
III. Finale alla Zingara: Allegro con spirito (11:00)
From Brahms & Joachim Violin Concertos
Cedille Records CDR 90000 068 (Disc 1, Track 3)
Rachel Barton Pine, violin
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Carlos Kalmar, conductor
 
August 27, 2014
Easley Blackwood


EASLEY BLACKWOOD (b. 1933)
Cello Sonata, Op. 31
III. Scherzo. Molto allegro (9:40)
From Blackwood & Bridge: Cello Sonatas
Cedille Records CDR 90000 008 (Track 5)
Kim Scholes, cello
Easley Blackwood, piano

BLACKWOOD
Symphony No. 1, Op. 3
II. Andante comodo (5:51)
From Easley Blackwood: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 5
Cedille Records CDR 90000 016 (Track 5)
Boston Symphony Orchestra
Charles Munch, conductor

BLACKWOOD
Twelve Microtonal Etudes for Electronic Music Media, Op. 28
21 notes. Suite in four movements (4:48)
From Easley Blackwood: Microtonal
Cedille Records CDR 90000 018 (Track 4)
Easley Blackwood, polyfusion synthesizer

BLACKWOOD
Sonatina in F major for Piccolo Clarinet, Op. 38 (11:05)
Allegro con brio
Adagio
Allegretto
From Clarinet Sonatas by Blackwood and Reger
Cedille Records CDR 90000 022 (Tracks 8–10)
John Bruce Yeh, clarinet
Easley Blackwood, piano

BLACKWOOD
Five Concert Etudes, Op. 30
1. G-sharp minor, Allegro assai (3:12)
From Blackwood Plays Blackwood
Cedille Records CDR 90000 038 (Track 1)
Easley Blackwood, piano

BLACKWOOD
String Quartet No. 1, Op. 4
II. Andante con moto (4:37)
From String Quartets by Easley Blackwood
Cedille Records CDR 90000 50 (Track 2)
Pacifica Quartet

BLACKWOOD
Piano Trio, Op. 22
I. Allegro moderato (5:07)
From Easley Blackwood Chamber Music
Cedille Records CDR 90000 081 (Track 9)
Easley Blackwood, piano
Charles Pikler, violin
Gary Stucka, cello
 
August 20, 2014
William Ferris


WILLIAM FERRIS (1937–2000)
Lux Aeterna for Flute and Viola (9:26)
From Chicago Duos for Flute
Cedille Records CDR 90000 071 (Track 10)
Mary Stolper, flute
Keith Conant, viola

FERRIS
Snowcarols
II. The snow lay on the ground (7:48)
From Snowcarols
Cedille Records CDR 90000 101 (Track 11)
William Ferris Chorale
Composer Festival Orchestra
Paul French, conductor

FERRIS
Sicut Lilium from Scapulis Suis (2:43)
From American Choral Premieres
Cedille Records CDR 90000 109 (Track 12)
William Ferris Chorale
Paul French, conductor

GIAN CARLO MENOTTI (1911–2007)
Missa “O Pulchritudo”
Motet: O Pulchritudo (5:54)
From William Ferris Chorale: Menotti and Vierne
Cedille Records CDR 7001 (Track 3)
William Ferris Chorale
Composer Festival Orchestra
William Ferris, conductor

FERRIS
Gloria (18:57)
From Corridors of Light: Music of William Ferris
Cedille Records CDR 7004 (Track 1)
Patricia Spencer, soprano
Kathleen Meredith, alto
John Vorrasi, tenor
Philip Skeris, bass
William Ferris Chorale
Composer Festival Orchestra
William Ferris, conductor
 
August 13, 2014
2 New Releases


ALEX SHAPIRO (b. 1962)
Perpetual Spark (2011) (6:53)
From Excelsior
Cedille Records CDR 90000 148 (Track 1)
Fifth House Ensemble

MASON BATES (b. 1977)
Red River (2007)
IV. Hoover Slates Vegas (3:49)
From Excelsior
Cedille Records CDR 90000 148 (Track 6)
Fifth House Ensemble

TIBOR HARSANYI (1898–1954)
Vocalise (2:06)
From INTERSECTION: Jazz Meets Classical Song
Cedille Records CDR 90000 149 (Disc 1 track 1)
Patrice Michaels, soprano
Kuang-Hao Huang, piano

FRANCIS POULENC (1899–1963)
Violon (4:02)
From INTERSECTION: Jazz Meets Classical Song
Cedille Records CDR 90000 149 (Disc 1 track 2)
Patrice Michaels, soprano
Kuang-Hao Huang, piano
Zach Brock, violin

BILLY STRAYHORN arr. LABELLA
A Flower is a Lovesome Thing from Suite Strayhorn (3:10)
From INTERSECTION: Jazz Meets Classical Song
Cedille Records CDR 90000 149 (Disc 1 track 9)
Patrice Michaels, soprano
Kuang-Hao Huang, piano
Zach Brock, violin
Nicholas Photinos, cello

RANDALL BAUER
Neighborhood Music (12:16)
Where Has He Gone
Rossini’s Got Nothin’ On Us
The Local Record Producer
When I Could Hear The Train Again
From INTERSECTION: Jazz Meets Classical Song
Cedille Records CDR 90000 149 (Disc 2 tracks 1–4)
Patrice Michaels, soprano
Kuang-Hao Huang, piano
Zach Brock, violin
Nicholas Photinos, cello

NILS LINDBERG
As You Are (4:22)
From INTERSECTION: Jazz Meets Classical Song
Cedille Records CDR 90000 149 (Disc 2 track 6)
Patrice Michaels, soprano
Kuang-Hao Huang, piano
Nicholas Photinos, cello

LAURIE ALTMAN
Come Rain or Come Shine from Gig Songs (2:58)
From INTERSECTION: Jazz Meets Classical Song
Cedille Records CDR 90000 149 (Disc 2 track 15)
Patrice Michaels, soprano
Kuang-Hao Huang, piano
Zach Brock, violin
Nicholas Photinos, cello

ANTONIO CARLOS JOBIM / ARR. SANTOS NETO
Lamento No Morro (3:56)
From INTERSECTION: Jazz Meets Classical Song
Cedille Records CDR 90000 149 (Disc 2 track 17)
Patrice Michaels, soprano
Kuang-Hao Huang, piano
Zach Brock, violin
Nicholas Photinos, cello
Dedé Sampaio, percussion
 
August 6, 2014
Leo Sowerby


LEO SOWERBY (1895-1968)
Comes Autumn Time — Program Overture for Orchestra (4:41)
From Prairie: Tone Poems by Leo Sowerby
Cedille Records CDR 90000 033 (Track 1)
Czech National Symphony Orchestra
Paul Freeman, conductor

SOWERBY
Symphony No. 2
I. Sonatina: Sprightly (9:42)
From Leo Sowerby: Symphony No. 2, other works
Cedille Records CDR 90000 039 (Track 4)
Chicago Sinfonietta
Paul Freeman, conductor

SOWERBY
Concertpiece for Organ & Orchestra, H.307 (18:17)
From American Works for Organ and Orchestra
Cedille Records CDR 90000 063 (Track 4)
David Schrader, organ
Grant Park Orchestra
Carlos Kalmar, conductor

SOWERBY
The Canticle of the Sun
O most high... (4:35)
Praised be my Lord God with all his creatures... (2:48)
Praised be my Lord for our sister the moon... (2:56)
Praised be my Lord for our brother the wind... (1:58)
Praised be my Lord for our sister water... (2:08)
From The Pulitzer Project
Cedille Records CDR 90000 125 (Tracks 11-15)
Grant Park Orchestra
Grant Park Chorus
Carlos Kalmar, conductor
Christopher Bell, Chorus Director
 
July 30, 2014
Chicago


RUDOLPH GANZ (1877–1972)
Piano Concerto in E-flat Major, Op. 32 (1940)
I. March-like: Allegro alla marcia (7:35)
II. Song-like: Andante piacevole quasi improvisando (6:53)
From Chicago Concertos: Piano Concertos by Rudolph Ganz and John La Montaine
Cedille Records CDR 90000 028 (Tracks 1–2)
Ramon Salvatore, piano
Chicago Sinfonietta
Paul Freeman, conductor

EASLEY BLACKWOOD (b. 1933)
Rondo Caprice for Flute and Guitar, Op. 35 (1992) (10:06)
From Chicago Duos for Flute
Cedille Records CDR 90000 071 (Track 4)
Mary Stolper, flute
Denis Azabagic, guitar

DAVID SAMPSON (b. 1951)
Chicago Moves (2011) (14:17)
I. Grant Park
II. The Spaghetti Bowl
III. Loop Lament
IV. Lake Shore Drive
From Chicago Moves
Cedille Records CDR 90000 136 (Tracks 10–13)
Gaudete Brass

BRIAN BAXTER (b. 1985)
A Great Commercial City (2011) (6:01)
From Chicago Moves
Cedille Records CDR 90000 136 (Track 5)
Gaudete Brass
 
July 23, 2014
Vive la France, Part Deux


HECTOR BERLIOZ (1803–1869)
La mort de Cleopatre
Recitativo: “C’en est donc fait!” (3:11)
Canto: “Ah! Qu’ils sont loin ces jours” (6:52)
From Royal Mezzo
Cedille Records CDR 90000 104 (Tracks 2–3)
Jennifer Larmore, mezzo-soprano
Grant Park Orchestra
Carlos Kalmar, conductor

GABRIEL FAURÉ (1845–1924)
Fantaisie, Op. 79 (5:06)
From Fantaisie
Cedille Records CDR 90000 121 (Track 1)
Mathieu Dufour, flute
Kuang-Hao Huang, piano

CLAUDE DEBUSSY (1862–1918)
Preludes, Book 2
VII. La terrasse des audiences du clair de lune (4:20)
VIII. Ondine (3:28)
From Debussy & Liszt
Cedille Records CDR 90000 098 (Disc 2, Tracks 7–8)
Jorge Federico Osorio, piano

ERIK SATIE (1866–1925) / ROBERT CABY (1905–1992)
Le chapelier (from Trois Mélodies de 1916) (0:35)
Les anges (from Trois Mélodies de 1886) (1:53)
Les fleurs (from Trois Mélodies de 1886) (1:30)
Daphénéo (from Trois Mélodies de 1916) (1:08)
La statue de bronze (from Trois Mélodies de 1916) (1:40)
From La vie est une parade
Cedille Records CDR 90000 070 (Tracks 3–7)
Patrice Michaels, soprano
Czech National Symphony Orchestra
Paul Freeman, conductor

DARIUS MILHAUD (1892–1974)
Suite d’après Corrette (8:50)
I. Entrée et Rondeau
II. Tambourin
III. Musette
IV. Sérénade
V. Fanfare
VI. Rondeau
VII. Menuets
VIII. Le Coucou
From 20th Century French Wind Trios
Cedille Records CDR 90000 040 (Tracks 5–12)
The Chicago Chamber Musicians

OLIVIER MESSIAEN (1908–1992)
Amen de la Consommation from Visions de L’Amen (7:09)
From Two-Piano Music of Messiaen & Debussy
Cedille Records CDR 90000 119 (Track 7)
Ursula Oppens, piano
Jerome Lowenthal, piano
 
July 16, 2014
Vive la France!


JEAN-BAPTISTE LULLY (1632–1687)
Seconde Divertissement (9:34)
Menuet from Alceste
C’est la saison d’aimer from Alceste
Recit: Suivons de si douces loix from Ballet d’Alcidiane
Gavotte from Amadis
Gigue – Les Plaisirs nous suivent from Amadis
From The World of Lully
Cedille Records CDR 90000 043 (Tracks 13–17)
Patrice Michaels, soprano
Chicago Baroque Ensemble

FRANÇOIS COUPERIN (1668–1733)
Troisième Concert (16:04)
Prélude
Allemande
Courante
Sarabande
Gavotte
Muzette
Chaconne
From A French Soirée
Cedille Records CDR 90000 129 (Tracks 12–18)
Trio Settecento
Rachel Barton Pine, violin
John Mark Rozendaal, viola da gamba
David Schrader, harpsichord

CHEVALIER DE SAINT-GEORGES (1745–1799)
Violin Concerto in A Major, Op. 5, No. 2 (23:43)
Allegro moderato
Largo
Rondeau

From Violin Concertos by Black Composers of the 18th and 19th Centuries
Cedille Records CDR 90000 035 (Tracks 4–6)
Rachel Barton Pine, violin
Encore Chamber Orchestra
 
July 9, 2014
David Diamond


DAVID DIAMOND (1915–2005)
Quintet in B minor for Flute, String Trio, and Piano (12:46)
I. Allegro deciso e molto ritmico
II. Romanza: Lento, molto cantabile
III. Finale: Allegro veloce
From David Diamond Chamber Music
Cedille Records CDR 90000 023 (Tracks 1–3)
The Chicago Chamber Musicians

DAVID DIAMOND
Partita for Oboe, Bassoon, and Piano (8:32)
I. Allegro vivo
II. Adagio espressivo
III. Allegro molto
From David Diamond Chamber Music
Cedille Records CDR 90000 023 (Tracks 5–7)
The Chicago Chamber Musicians

DAVID DIAMOND
Chaconne for Violin and Piano (13:11)
From David Diamond Chamber Music
Cedille Records CDR 90000 023 (Track 8)
The Chicago Chamber Musicians

DAVID DIAMOND
Concerto for Two Solo Pianos (15:34)
I. Allegro
II. Adagio
III. Maestoso-Allegro vivace
From American Works for Piano Duo
Cedille Records CDR 90000 069 (Tracks 12–14)
Georgia & Louise Mangos, duo-pianists
 
July 2, 2014
America!


LEONARD BERNSTEIN (1918–1990) arr. RANDALL CRAIG FLEISCHER
West Side Story Concerto for String Quartet and Orchestra (1957/2012)
America (2:56)
From Delights & Dances
Cedille Records CDR 90000 141 (Track 12)
Harlem Quartet
Chicago Sinfonietta
Mei-Ann Chen, conductor

WILLIAM SCHUMAN (1910–1992)
A Free Song (1942) (13:41)
Part I. “Look down, fair moon”
Part II. Song of the Banner
From The Pulitzer Project
Cedille Records CDR 90000 125 (Tracks 1–2)
Grant Park Orchestra
Grant Park Orchestra Chorus
Carlos Kalmar, conductor
Christopher Bell, Chorus Director

COLERIDGE-TAYLOR PERKINSON (1932–2004)
Grass: Poem for Piano, Strings & Percussion (1956) (16:08)
From Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson: A Celebration
Cedille Records CDR 90000 087 (Track 4)
Joseph Joubert, piano
Chicago Sinfonietta
Paul Freeman, conductor

JOHN ADAMS (b. 1946)
Road Movies (1995)
II. Meditative (6:17)
From String Poetic
Cedille Records CDR 90000 103 (Track 13)
Jennifer Koh, violin
Reiko Uchida, piano

STACY GARROP (b. 1969)
In Eleanor’s Words for mezzo-soprano and piano (2009)
I. The Newspaper Column (3:38)
From In Eleanor’s Words: Music of Stacy Garrop
Cedille Records CDR 90000 122 (Track 2)
Buffy Baggott, mezzo-soprano
Kuang-Hao Huang, piano

AARON JAY KERNIS (b. 1960)
Too Hot Toccata (1996) (5:53)
From Symphony in Waves
Cedille Records CDR 90000 105 (Track 2)
Grant Park Orchestra
Carlos Kalmar, conductor
 
June 25, 2014
Joseph Joachim


JOSEPH JOACHIM (1831–1907)
Violin Concerto No. 2 in D minor, Op. 11 “In the Hungarian Style” (47:15)
I. Allegro un poco maestoso
II. Romanze: Andante
III. Finale alla Zingara: Allegro con spirito
From Brahms & Joachim Violin Concertos
Cedille Records CDR 90000 068 (Disc 1 tracks 1–3)
Rachel Barton Pine, violin
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Carlos Kalmar, conductor

JOHANNES BRAHMS
Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 77
I. Cadenza by Joseph Joachim (5:25)
From Brahms & Joachim Violin Concertos
Cedille Records CDR 90000 068 (Disc 2 track 2)
Rachel Barton Pine, violin
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Carlos Kalmar, conductor
 
June 18, 2014
Summer


LEO SOWERBY (1895–1968)
All on a Summer's Day (12:21)
From Leo Sowerby: Symphony No. 2 and other works
Cedille Records CDR 90000 039 (Track 3)
Czech National Symphony Orchestra
Paul Freeman, conductor

KEVIN OLSON (b. 1970)
Summer Sonnet (4:46)
NILS LINDBERG (b. 1933)
Shall I compare? (2:26)
ROBERT APPLEBAUM (b. 1941)
Sonnet 18: Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day? (3:13)
From Shall I Compare Thee? — Choral Songs on Shakespeare Texts
Cedille Records CDR 90000 085 (Tracks 1, 12, 23)
Chicago a cappella

JOHN CORIGLIANO (b. 1938)
Midsummer Fanfare (2004) (5:49)
From American Orchestral Works
Cedille Records CDR 90000 090 (Track 5)
Grant Park Orchestra
Carlos Kalmar, conductor

AARON COPLAND (1900–1990)
Midsummer Nocturne (1947) (1:54)
From Copland Piano Music: Romantic & Modern
Cedille Records CDR 90000 021 (Track 11)
Ramon Salvatore, piano

MICHAEL ABELS (b. 1962)
Global Warming (1990) (8:10)
From African Heritage Symphonic Series, Vol. III
Cedille Records CDR 90000 066 (Track 1)
Chicago Sinfonietta
Paul Freeman, conductor

LEE KESSELMAN (b. 1951)
Buzzings: Three Pieces about Bees (4:11)
I. To make a prairie
II. A Bee his burnished Carriage
III. Bee! I’m expecting you!
From Songs of Smaller Creatures and other American choral works
Cedille Records CDR 90000 131 (Tracks 4–6)
Grant Park Chorus
Christopher Bell, conductor

MANUEL M. PONCE (1882–1948)
Plenilunio from Suite cubana (4:11)
From Mexican Piano Music by Manuel M. Ponce
Cedille Records CDR 90000 086 (Track 21)
Jorge Federico Osorio, piano
 
June 11, 2014
Haydn


FRANZ JOSEPH HAYDN (1732–1809)
Sonata No. 20 in C minor (14:27)
I. Moderato
II. Andante con moto
III. Allegro
From Paperno Live
Cedille Records CDR 90000 044 (Tracks 1–3)
Dmitry Paperno, piano

FRANZ JOSEPH HAYDN
Fidelity (4:04)
Pleasing Pain (2:18)
Piercing Eyes (1:44)
Sailor’s Song (2:25)
From Songs of the Classical Age
Cedille Records CDR 90000 049 (Tracks 2–5)
Patrice Michaels, soprano
David Schrader, fortepiano

FRANZ JOSEPH HAYDN
Cello Concerto in C major (25:29)
I. Moderato
II. Adagio
III. Allegro molto
From Haydn & Mysliveček Cello Concertos
Cedille Records CDR 90000 142 (Tracks 1–3)
Wendy Warner
Camerata Chicago
Drostan Hall, Conductor
 
June 4, 2014
Schumann


ROBERT SCHUMANN (1810–1856)
Bunte Blatter Op. 99, Nos. 1-8 (12:00)
I. Nicht schnell, mit Innigkeit
II. Sehr rasch
III. Frisch
IV. Ziemlich langsam
V. Schnell
VI. Ziemlich langsam, sehr gesangvoll
VII. Sehr langsam
VIII. Langsam
From Paperno Live
Cedille Records CDR 90000 044 (Tracks 8–15)
Dmitry Paperno, piano

ROBERT SCHUMANN
Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 1 in A minor, Op. 105 (1851) (17:23)
I. Mit leidenschaftlichem Ausdruck
II. Allegretto
III. Lebhaft
From Schumann: The Sonatas for Violin and Piano
Cedille Records CDR 90000 095 (Tracks 1–3)
Jennifer Koh, violin
Reiko Uchida, piano

DOMINICK ARGENTO (b. 1927)
Letters from Composers
Robert Schumann (4:36)
From To Be Sung Upon the Water
Cedille Records CDR 90000 029 (Track 7)
Patrice Michaels, soprano
Jeffrey Kust, guitar

ROBERT SCHUMANN
Violin Concerto in D minor, WoO 23
III. Lebhaft, doch nicht schnell (8:59)
From Mendelssohn & Schumann Violin Concertos
Cedille Records CDR 90000 144 (Track 7)
Rachel Barton Pine, Violin
Göttinger Symphonie Orchester
Christoph-Mathias Mueller, Conductor

ROBERT SCHUMANN arr. Hans Sitt
Schlummerlied (Slumber Song), No. 16 from Albumblätter, Op. 124 (3:38)
From Violin Lullabies
Cedille Records CDR 90000 139 (Track 17)
Rachel Barton Pine, violin
Matthew Hagle, piano

 
May 28, 2014
New Release: Mozart & Brahms Clarinet Quintets


WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART (1756–1791)
Quintet in A major for Clarinet and Strings, K. 581 (1789)
I. Allegro (9:05)
II. Larghetto (6:05)
III. Menuetto (6:40)
From Mozart & Brahms Clarinet Quintets
Cedille Records CDR 90000 147 (Tracks 1–3)
Anthony McGill, clarinet
Pacifica Quartet

JOHANNES BRAHMS (1833–1897)
Quintet in B minor for Clarinet and Strings, Op. 115 (1891)
I. Allegro (12:56)
II. Adagio (10:48)
III. Andantino (4:32)
From Mozart & Brahms Clarinet Quintets
Cedille Records CDR 90000 147 (Tracks 5–7)
Anthony McGill, clarinet
Pacifica Quartet
 
May 21, 2014
Other Clarinetists on Cedille


VINCENZO RIGHINI (1756–1812)
“Per pieta, deh, ricercate” from L’incontro inaspettato (1785) (4:50)
From Divas of Mozart's Day
Cedille Records CDR 90000 064 (Track 2)
Patrice Michaels, soprano
Classical Arts Orchestra
Diane Heffner, solo clarinet
Stephen Alltop, conductor

LITA GRIER (b. 1937)
3x2 for Flute and Clarinet (1953) (5:08)
I. Presto
II. Adagio espressivo
III. Vivace — fast as possible
From Chicago Duos for Flute
Cedille Records CDR 90000 071 (Tracks 1–3)
Mary Stolper, flute
Eric Mandat, clarinet

ROBERT MUCZYNSKI (1929–2010)
Duos for Flute and Clarinet Op. 34 (1984) (selection)
IV. Allegro ma non troppo (0:57)
V. Andante molto (2:18)
VI. Allegro (1:10)
From Chicago Duos for Flute
Cedille Records CDR 90000 071 (Track 11–13)
Mary Stolper, flute
Eric Mandat, clarinet

DAVID LEISNER (b. 1953)
Extremes (1987)
II. Extroverted (6:01)
From Acrobats: Music of David Leisner
Cedille Records 90000 096 (Track 14)
Cavatina Duo
Joshua Rubin, clarinet

JOSEF LABOR (1842–1924)
Quintet in D major for Clarinet, Violin, Viola, Cello, and Piano, Op. 11 (1900)
I. Allegro (13:10)
II. Allegretto grazioso (5:56)
From Twilight of the Romantics
Cedille Records 90000 088 (Track 5–6)
Orion Ensemble

WALTER RABL (1873–1940)
Quartet in E-flat Major for Clarinet, Violin, Cello, and Piano, Op. 1 (1896)
IV. Allegro con brio (6:50)
From Twilight of the Romantics
Cedille Records 90000 088 (Track 4)
Orion Ensemble
 
May 14, 2014
John Bruce Yeh

EASLEY BLACKWOOD (b. 1933)
Sonatina in F major for Piccolo Clarinet, Op. 38 (11:05)
I. Allegro con brio
II. Adagio
III. Allegretto
From Clarinet Sonatas by Blackwood and Reger
Cedille Records CDR 90000 022 (Tracks 8–10)
John Bruce Yeh, clarinet
Easley Blackwood, piano

MAX REGER (1873–1916)
Sonata No. 3 in B-flat major, Op. 107
II. Vivace — Adagio — Vivace (5:26)
From Clarinet Sonatas by Blackwood and Reger
Cedille Records CDR 90000 022 (Track 5)
John Bruce Yeh, clarinet
Easley Blackwood, piano

IGOR STRAVINSKY (1882–1971)
The Devils Dance from L’Histoire du Soldat (trio version) (1:21)
From Instrument of the Devil
Cedille Records CDR 90000 041 (Track 11)
Rachel Barton Pine, violin
John Bruce Yeh, clarinet
Patrick Sinozich, piano

ELLIOTT CARTER (1908–2012)
Woodwind Quintet (1948) (8:06)
I. Allegretto
II. Allegro giocoso
From Early Chamber Music of Elliott Carter
Cedille Records 90000 048 (Tracks 2–3)
Chicago Pro Musica

PAUL HINDEMITH (1895–1963)
Quartet for Clarinet, Violin, Cello, and Piano (1938)
I. Massig bewegt (7:09)
From Clarinet Chamber Music by Hindemith
Cedille Records 90000 072 (Track 13)
John Bruce Yeh, clarinet
Amelia Piano Trio

VIVIAN FUNG (b. 1975)
Miniatures for Clarinet and String Quartet (2005)
I. Floating (1:58)
II. Light and Playful (2:27)
From Composers in the Loft
Cedille Records CDR 90000 100 (Tracks 13–14)
John Bruce Yeh, clarinet
Maia Quartet

VIVIAN FUNG
Insomnia (3:59)
From The Billy Collins Suite: Songs Inspired by His Poetry
Cedille Records CDR 90000 115 (Track 6)
John Bruce Yeh, clarinet
David Cunliffe, cello
Marta Aznavoorian, piano
Steve Robinson, narrator

LITA GRIER (b. 1937)
Forgetfulness (5:33)
From The Billy Collins Suite: Songs Inspired by His Poetry
Cedille Records CDR 90000 115 (Track 9)
Jonathan Beyer, baritone
John Bruce Yeh, clarinet
John Goodwin, piano
 
May 7, 2014
Larry Combs


MANUEL DE FALLA (1876–1946)
Concerto for Harpsichord, Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Violin, and Cello
II. Lento (5:02)
III. Vivace (3:58)
From 20th Century Baroque
Cedille Records CDR 90000 011 (Tracks 2 –3)
Rembrandt Chamber Players
Larry Combs, clarinet

DAVID DIAMOND (1915–2005)
Woodwind Quintet (1958)
I. Andante grazioso (4:33)
From David Diamond Chamber Music
Cedille Records CDR 90000 023 (Track 9)
The Chicago Chamber Musicians

DOMINICK ARGENTO (b. 1927)
To Be Sung Upon the Water
IV. Fair is the Swan (1:38)
From To Be Sung Upon the Water
Cedille Records 90000 029 (Track 16)
Patrice Michaels, soprano
Larry Combs, clarinet
Elizabeth Buccheri, piano

RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS (1872–1958)
Three Vocalises for Soprano and Clarinet (4:02)
I. Prelude
II. Scherzo
III. Quasi menuetto
From To Be Sung Upon the Water
Cedille Records 90000 029 (Tracks 21–23)
Patrice Michaels, soprano
Larry Combs, clarinet

GERMAINE TAILLEFERRE (1892–1983)
Chansons du Folklore de France
L’autre jour en m’y promenant (2:22)
From La vie est une parade
Cedille Records CDR 90000 070 (Track 24)
Patrice Michaels, soprano
The Chicago Chamber Musicians

ALEXANDRE TANSMAN (1897–1986)
Suite pour Trio d’Anches (11:45)
I. Dialogue
II. Scherzino
III. Aria
IV. Finale
From 20th Century French Wind Trios
Cedille Records CDR 90000 040 (Tracks 16–19)
Michael Henoch, oboe
Larry Combs, clarinet
William Buchman, bassoon

GEORGES AURIC (1899–1983)
Trio (11:35)
I. Decide
II. Romance
III. Final
From 20th Century French Wind Trios
Cedille Records CDR 90000 040 (Tracks 27–29)
Michael Henoch, oboe
Larry Combs, clarinet
William Buchman, bassoon
 
April 30, 2014
New Release: Two x Four


DOMENICO SCARLATTI (1685–1757)
Sonata in D minor, L. 413 (3.15)
MORITZ MOSZKOWSKI (1854–1925)
“Etudes de Virtuosité” Op. 72
No. 11 A-flat major (1:31)
ARAM KHACHATURIAN (1903–1976)
Toccata (4:20)
From The Virtuoso Paperno: Paperno at 85 — A Retrospective (digital playlist)
Cedille Records CDR 3003 (Track 5, 10 & 20)
Dmitry Paperno, piano

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH (1685–1750)
Concerto for Two Violins in D minor, BWV 1043
II. Largo ma non tanto (6:50)
From Two x Four
Cedille Records CDR 90000 146 (Track 2)
Jaime Laredo
Jennifer Koh
Curtis 20/21 Ensemble
Vinay Parameswaran, conductor

ANNA CLYNE (b. 1980)
Prince of Clouds for two violins and string orchestra (2012) (13:28)
From Two x Four
Cedille Records CDR 90000 146 (Track 4)
Jennifer Koh
Jaime Laredo
Curtis 20/21 Ensemble
Vinay Parameswaran, conductor

PHILIP GLASS (b. 1937)
Echorus (1995) (7:07)
From Two x Four
Cedille Records CDR 90000 146 (Track 5)
Jennifer Koh
Jaime Laredo
Curtis 20/21 Ensemble
Vinay Parameswaran, conductor

DAVID LUDWIG (b. 1974)
Seasons Lost for two violins and string orchestra (2012)
II. Spring (duo) (3:11)
III. Summer (tertius) (6:17)
From Two x Four
Cedille Records CDR 90000 146 (Tracks 7 & 8)
Jaime Laredo
Jennifer Koh
Curtis 20/21 Ensemble
Vinay Parameswaran, conductor
 
April 23, 2014
Earth


LEO SOWERBY (1895–1968)
The Canticle of the Sun
Praised be my Lord for our mother the earth... (3:03)
From The Pulitzer Project
Cedille Records CDR 90000 125 (Track 17)
Grant Park Orchestra
Grant Park Chorus
Carlos Kalmar, conductor
Christopher Bell, chorus director

STACY GARROP (b. 1969)
String Quartet No. 3, “Gaia”
III. Dance of the Earth (7:38)
From In Eleanor's Words: Music of Stacy Garrop
Cedille Records CDR 90000 122 (Track 10)
Biava Quartet

MICHAEL COLGRASS (b. 1932)
Snow Walker for Organ & Orchestra
I. Polar Landscape (5:21)
From American Works for Organ and Orchestra
Cedille Records CDR 90000 063 (Track 5)
David Schrader, organ
Grant Park Orchestra
Carlos Kalmar, conductor

MICHAEL ABELS (b. 1962)
Global Warming (8:10)
From African Heritage Symphonic Series, Vol. III
Cedille Records CDR 90000 066 (Track 1)
Chicago Sinfonietta
Paul Freeman, conductor
Katinka Kleijn, cello

STACY GARROP
Ars Poetica
IV. Endangered (5:17)
From The Billy Collins Suite: Songs Inspired by His Poetry
Cedille Records CDR 90000 115 (Track 5)
Buffy Baggott, mezzo-soprano
Lincoln Trio

CECIL BURLEIGH (1885–1980)
Four Rocky Mountain Sketches, Op. 11 (9:56)
I. At Sunset
II. The Rapids
III. Up the Canyon
IV. The Avalanche
From American Virtuosa: Tribute to Maud Powell
Cedille Records CDR 90000 097 (Tracks 15–18)
Rachel Barton Pine, violin
Matthew Hagle, piano

WILLIAM FERRIS (b. 1942)
Bristol Hills (7:45)
From Corridors of Light: Music of William Ferris
Cedille Records CDR 7004 (Track 6)
London Symphony Strings
Arnie Roth, conductor
 
April 16, 2014
Easter


FRANK FERKO (b. 1950)
Stabat Mater (54:37)
Introduction (1:44)
Stabat Mater (2:34)
Cujus animam gementem (1:21)
O quam tristis (1:02)
Quae maerebat (2:28)
I. Andromaches Lament (7:00)
Quis est homo (0:59)
Quis non posset (0:39)
Pro peccatis (0:50)
Vidit suum (2:32)
II. The Mother (3:53)
Eia mater (2:31)
Fac ut ardeat (1:13)
Sancta mater (1:26)
Tui nati (1:45)
III. From "The Death Cycle Machine":
Layout (0:42)
Haiku for an East Asian Scholar (0:37)
Ancho y Ajeno (0:47)
RSVP (1:07)
Fac me tecum (3:50)
Juxta crucem (2:23)
Virgo virginum (1:24)
Fac ut portem (1:44)
IV. Elegy (2:54)
Fac me plagis (0:46)
Flammis ne (0:48)
Christe cum sit (1:32)
Quando corpus (3:07)
From Frank Ferko: Stabat Mater
Cedille Records CDR 90000 051 
His Majestie's Clerkes
Nancy Gustafson, soprano
Anne Heider, conductor
 
April 9, 2014
Wind & Water


MARTHA SULLIVAN (b. 1964)
Blow, blow, thou winter wind (2:37)
From Shall I Compare Thee?
Cedille Records CDR 90000 085 (Track 2)
Chicago a cappella

LITA GRIER (b. 1937)
Five Songs for Children (1962/1999)
4. Who Has Seen the Wind (1:57)
From Songs from Spoon River, Reflections of a Peacemaker, and Other Vocal Music by Lita Grier
Cedille Records CDR 90000 112 (Track 4)
Michelle Areyzaga, soprano
Welz Kauffman, piano

LEO SOWERBY (1895–1968)
The Canticle of the Sun
Praised be my Lord for our brother the wind... (1:58)
Praised be my Lord for our sister water... (2:08)
From The Pulitzer Project
Cedille Records CDR 90000 125 (Tracks 14–15)
Grant Park Orchestra
Grant Park Chorus
Carlos Kalmar, conductor
Christopher Bell, Chorus Director

LEO SOWERBY (1895–1968)
From the Northland — Impressions of the Lake Superior Country
IV. The Shining Big-Sea Water (5:07)
From Prairie: Tone Poems by Leo Sowerby
Cedille Records CDR 90000 033 (Track 7)
Czech National Symphony Orchestra
Paul Freeman, conductor

DOMINICK ARGENTO (b. 1927)
To Be Sung Upon the Water
VII. The Lake at Night (3:59)
From To Be Sung Upon the Water
Cedille Records CDR 90000 029 (Track 19)
Patrice Michaels, soprano
Elizabeth Buccheri, piano
Larry Combs, clarinet

DENIS SPARAVALO (b. 1972)
Psevdah No. 2 / Clear Water (Bosnian song) (6:39)
From The Balkan Project
Cedille Records CDR 90000 117 (Track 5)
Cavatina Duo

FRANZ LISZT (1811–1886)
Les jeux d’eau a la Villa d’Este (7:12)
From Debussy & Liszt
Cedille Records CDR 90000 098 (Track 13)
Jorge Federico Osorio, piano

MARION EUGENIE BAUER (1882–1955)
Up the Ocklawaha, Tone Picture for Violin, Op. 6 (5:30)
From American Virtuosa: Tribute to Maud Powell
Cedille Records CDR 90000 097 (Tracks 5 & 16)
Rachel Barton Pine, violin
Matthew Hagle, piano

AARON JAY KERNIS (b. 1960)
Symphony in Waves (1989)
IV. Intermezzo (2:10)
From Symphony in Waves
Cedille Records CDR 90000 105 (Track 6)
Grant Park Orchestra
Carlos Kalmar, conductor

GEORGE CRUMB (b. 1929)
Sea-Nocturne (...for the end of time) (7:11)
From beginnings
Cedille Records CDR 90000 076 (Track 14)
eighth blackbird
 
April 2, 2014
In a Pastoral Mood


JOSEPH CANTELOUBE (1879–1957)
Rustiques
I. Pastorale (5:53)

DARIUS MILHAUD (1892–1974)
Pastorale (3:49)
From 20th Century French Wind Trios
Cedille Records CDR 90000 040 (Tracks 13 & 26)
The Chicago Chamber Musicians

ELLIOTT CARTER (1908–2012)
Pastoral for Clarinet and Piano (1945) (9:20)
From Early Chamber Music of Elliott Carter
Cedille Records CDR 90000 048 (Track 1)
Chicago Pro Musica

CESAR FRANCK (1822–1890)
Pastorale, Op. 19 (8:29)
From Organ Masterpieces by Franck & Dupré
Cedille Records CDR 90000 015 (Track 5)
David Schrader, organ

ALBERT FRANZ DOPPLER (1821–1883)
Fantaisie Pastorale Hongroise (12:15)
From Fantaisie
Cedille Records CDR 90000 121 (Track 4)
Mathieu Dufour, flute
Kuang-Hao Huang, piano

GIUSEPPE TARTINI (1692–1770)
Sonata Pastorale in A Major (9:09)
From An Italian Sojourn
Cedille Records CDR 90000 099 (Tracks 12–14)
Trio Settecento

IGOR STRAVINSKY (1882–1971)
Pastorale (1:37)
From Songs of the Romantic Age
Cedille Records CDR 90000 019 (Track 14)
Patrice Michaels, soprano
Deborah Sobol, piano
 
March 26
Recordings made at and/or by WFMT


SERGEI RACHMANINOV (1873–1943)
Prelude in G major, Op. 32, No. 5 (3:12)
From Dmitry Paperno Plays Russian Piano Music
Cedille Records CDR 90000 001 (Track 11)
Dmitry Paperno, piano

FREDERIC CHOPIN (1810–1849)
Scherzo No. 1 in B minor, Op. 20 (8:29)
From Paperno Plays Chopin
Cedille Records CDR 90000 026 (Track 1)
Dmitry Paperno, piano

FRANZ SCHUBERT (1797–1828) / tr. Liszt
Barcarolle (4:05)
From Paperno Live
Cedille Records CDR 90000 044 (Track 5)
Dmitry Paperno, piano

GEORGE FRIDERIC HANDEL (1685–1759)
Sonata in A Major, HWV361 (6:56)
From Handel: The Sonatas for Violin and Continuo
Cedille Records CDR 90000 032 (Tracks 1–4)
Rachel Barton Pine, violin
David Schrader, harpsichord
John Mark Rozendaal, cello

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH (1685–1750)
Partita No. 2 in D minor for Solo Violin, BWV 1004 (1720)
Giga (4:14)
From Jennifer Koh: Solo Chaconnes
Cedille Records CDR 90000 060 (Track 4)
Jennifer Koh, violin

EASLEY BLACKWOOD (b. 1932)
String Quartet No. 2, Op. 6 (1959)
II. Prestissimo (2:57)
From String Quartets by Easley Blackwood
Cedille Records CDR 90000 050 (Track 5)
Pacifica Quartet

MARIA SZYMANOWSKA (1789–1831)
Ballade (3:31)
From Songs of the Classical Age
Cedille Records CDR 90000 049 (Track 24)
Patrice Michaels, soprano
David Schrader, fortepiano

FRIEDRIC HOLLÄNDER (1896–1976)
“Eine kleine Sehnsucht” (“Do a Little Dreaming”) (3:53)
From Dancing on the Edge of a Volcano
Cedille Records CDR 90000 065 (Disc 1 track 10)
Julia Bentley, mezzo-soprano
New Budapest Orpheum Society

VIVIAN FUNG (b. 1975)
The Willies (3:19)
From The Billy Collins Suite: Songs Inspired by His Poetry
Cedille Records CDR 90000 115 (Track 8)
John Bruce Yeh, clarinet
David Cunliffe, cello
Marta Aznavoorian, piano
Steve Robinson, narrator

CARLOS CHÁVEZ (1899–1978)
Meditación (1918) (5:09)
From Carlos Chávez Piano Concerto
Cedille Records CDR 90000 140 (Track 4)
Jorge Federico Osorio, piano
 
March 19, 2014
Spring


FRANZ SCHUBERT (1797-1828)
Frülingssehnsucht, from Schwanengesang, D. 957 (4:03)
From Songs of the Classical Age
Cedille Records CDR 90000 049 (Track 21)
Patrice Michaels, soprano
David Schrader, fortepiano

DOMINICK ARGENTO (b. 1927)
Six Elizabethan Songs
Spring (1:40)
From 20th Century Baroque
Cedille Records CDR 90000 011 (Track 14)
Patrice Michaels, soprano
Rembrandt Chamber Players

DOMINICK ARGENTO
Songs About Spring
III. in Just-spring (1:31)
IV. in Spring comes (1:34)
V. when faces called flowers (2:26)
From To Be Sung Upon the Water
Cedille Records CDR 90000 029 (Tracks 10-12)
Patrice Michaels, soprano
Elizabeth Buccheri, piano

LITA GRIER (b. 1937)
Renascence (Concertino for Flute and Orchestra) (1996) (10:55)
From American Flute Concertos
Cedille Records CDR 90000 046 (Tracks 1-3)
Mary Stolper, flute
Czech National Symphony Orchestra
Paul Freeman, conductor
Lita Grier, composer

AARON COPLAND (1900-1990)
Appalachian Spring (27:40)
From The Pulitzer Project
Cedille Records CDR 90000 125 (Tracks 3-10)
Grant Park Orchestra
Carlos Kalmar, conductor
 
March 12
Padre Antonio Soler


PADRE ANTONIO SOLER (1729-1783)
Fandango in D minor (12:12)
From Padre Antonio Soler: Fandango & Sonatas
Cedille Records CDR 90000 004 (Track 1)
David Schrader, harpsichord

PADRE ANTONIO SOLER
Sonata No. 24 in D minor (7:41)
From Padre Antonio Soler: Fandango & Sonatas
Cedille Records CDR 90000 004 (Track 5)
David Schrader, harpsichord

PADRE ANTONIO SOLER
Sonata No. 62 in B-flat major
I. Rondo. Andantino con moto (6:59)
From Soler: Harpsichord Sonatas, Vol. II
Cedille Records CDR 90000 009 (Track 6)
David Schrader, harpsichord

PADRE ANTONIO SOLER
Sonata in G minor (Allegretto) (2:39)
Sonata in D major (Allegro) (2:54)
Sonata in F-sharp minor (Allegretto) (2:56)
Sonata in D-flat major (Allegro) (3:49)
From Piano Español
Cedille Records CDR 90000 075 (Tracks 13-16)
Jorge Federico Osorio, piano

PADRE ANTONIO SOLER
Quintet No. 4 in A Minor
III. Allegro assai (5:40)
From Soler: Quintets for Harpsichord & Strings, Nos. 4-6
Cedille Records CDR 90000 030 (Track 3)
David Schrader, harpsichord
Chicago Baroque Ensemble

PADRE ANTONIO SOLER
Quintet No. 3 in G Major
V. Allegro subito (5:11)
From Soler: Quintets for Harpsichord & Strings, Nos. 1-3
Cedille Records CDR 90000 013 (Track 13)
David Schrader, harpsichord
Chicago Baroque Ensemble
 
March 5, 2014
Marching into March


HEINRICH IGNAZ FRANZ VON BIBER (1644-1704)
Battalia for Violin, Strings, and Basso Continuo in D major (8:49)
From Biber: Mensa Sonora
Cedille Records CDR 90000 116 (Tracks 40-47)
Baroque Band
Garry Clarke, conductor

CARL LORENS (1851-1909)
“The Jewish Country Regiment” (3:21)*
HANS EISLER (1898-1962)
“Solidarity Song” (1:59)**
KURT WEILL (1900-1950)
“Havu L’venim” — "Bring the Bricks" (2:03)*†
From Dancing on the Edge of a Volcano
Cedille Records CDR 90000 065 (Disc 2 Tracks 3, 17 & 20)
*Stewart Figa, baritone
**Julia Bentley, mezzo-soprano
Deborah Bard, soprano
New Budapest Orpheum Society

ROBERT KURKA (1921-1957)
Julius Caesar, Symphonic Epilogue after Shakespeare, Op. 28 (1955) (8:52)
From Robert Kurka: Symphonic Works
Cedille Records CDR 90000 077 (Track 1)
Grant Park Orchestra
Carlos Kalmar, conductor

ROBERT KURKA (1921-1957)
The Good Soldier Schweik
Act I, scene vii (“Oh, the gen’rals . . .”) (4:29)*
Act II: Prelude (March) (2:51)
Act II, scene vii (b) (“Wait for the ragged soldiers . . .”) (3:29)
From Robert Kurka: The Good Soldier Schweik
Cedille Records CDR 90000 062 (Disc 1 Tracks 16-18, Disc 2 Tracks 1 & 22)
*Jason Collins, tenor
*Kelli Harrington, soprano
Chicago Opera Theater
Alexander Platt, conductor

PAUL HINDEMITH (1895-1963)
String Quartet No. 4, Op. 22 (1922)
III. Ruhige Viertel. Stets fließend (8:03)
From Declarations: Music Between the Wars
Cedille Records CDR 90000 092 (Track 11)
Pacifica Quartet

DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH (1906-1975)
String Quartet No. 3 in F major, Op. 73 (1946)
III. Moderato—Allegretto—Andante (4:00)
From The Soviet Experience: Volume II
Cedille Records CDR 90000 130 (Disc 2 Track 3)
Pacifica Quartet
 
February 26
Black History Month


CHEVALIER DE SAINT-GEORGES (1745-1799)
Violin Concerto in A Major, Op. 5, No. 2 (1775)
III. Rondeau (4:35)
From Violin Concertos by Black Composers of the 18th and 19th Centuries
Cedille Records CDR 90000 035 (Track 6)
Rachel Barton Pine, violin
Encore Chamber Orchestra
Daniel Hege, conductor

WILLIAM GRANT STILL (1895-1978)
Symphony No. 1, "Afro-American" (1930)
I. Moderato assai (6:10)
From African Heritage Symphonic Series, Vol. I
Cedille Records CDR 90000 055 (Track 9)
Chicago Sinfonietta
Paul Freeman, conductor

GEORGE WALKER (b. 1922)
Lyric for Strings (1941) (5:17)
From African Heritage Symphonic Series, Vol. II
Cedille Records CDR 90000 061 (Track 2)
Chicago Sinfonietta
Paul Freeman, conductor

DAVID BAKER (b. 1931)
Cello Concerto (1975)
III. Fast (6:09)
From African Heritage Symphonic Series, Vol. III
Cedille Records CDR 90000 066 (Track 4)
Katinka Kleijn, cello
Chicago Sinfonietta
Paul Freeman, conductor

COLERIDGE-TAYLOR PERKINSON (1932-2004)
Blue/s Forms for Solo Violin (1972) (7:26)
I. Plain Blue/s: [Quarter note] = 88-96
II. Just Blue/s: Very free
III. Jettin’ Blue/s: Fast
From Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson: A Celebration
Cedille Records CDR 90000 087 (Tracks 8-10)
Sanford Allen, violin

MICHAEL ABELS (b. 1962)
Delights & Dances for String Quartet and String Orchestra (13:03)
From Delights & Dances
Cedille Records CDR 90000 141 (Track 1)
Harlem Quartet
Chicago Sinfonietta
Mei-Ann Chen, conductor

SAMUEL COLERIDGE-TAYLOR (1875-1912) ARR. MAUD POWELL (1867–1920)
Deep River, Op. 59, No. 10 (1904) (4:46)
From American Virtuosa: Tribute to Maud Powell
Cedille Records CDR 90000 097 (Track 9)
Rachel Barton Pine, violin
Matthew Hagle, piano

 
February 19
The Animal Kingdom, Part 2


AARON COPLAND (1900-1990)
The Cat and the Mouse(1920)(3:25)
From Copland Piano Music: Romantic and Modern
Cedille Records CDR 90000 021 (Track 8)
Ramon Salvatore, piano

ROBERT KURKA (1921-1957)
The Good Soldier Schweik
Act II, Scene lll (7:58)
From Robert Kurka: The Good Soldier Schweik
Cedille Records CDR 90000 062 (Disc 2 Tracks 10-12)
Jason Collins, tenor
Marc Embree, baritone
Kelli Harrington, soprano
Stephen Noon, tenor
Alvaro Ramirez, bass
Robert Boldin, tenor
Alexander Platt, conductor
Chicago Opera Theater

FREDERIC RZEWSKI (b. 1938)
Les Moutons de Panurge (1969) (11:38)
From fred: Music by Frederic Rzewski
Cedille Records CDR 90000 084 (Track 7)
eighth blackbird

FELIX WHITE (1884-1945)
The Nymph’s Complaint for the Death of her Fawn (1921) (8:08)
From Poetic Inspirations
Cedille Records CDR 90000 102 (Track 8)
Alex Klein, oboe
Richard Young, viola
Ricardo Castro, piano

ALAN RIDOUT (1934-1996)
Ferdinand the Bull (10:43)
From Capricho Latino
Cedille Records CDR 90000 124 (Track 14)
Rachel Barton Pine, violin
Héctor Elizondo, narrator

LOU HARRISON (1917-2003)
Grand Duo (1988)
II. Stampede (5:44)
From String Poetic
Cedille Records CDR 90000 103 (Track 8)
Jennifer Koh, violin
Reiko Uchida, piano
 
February 12
Valentine’s Day


ALFRED BACHELET (1864–1944)
Chere Nuit (4:13)
GABRIEL FAURÉ (1845–1924)
Chanson d’Amour, Op. 27, No. 1 (2:04)
GABRIEL PIERNÉ (1863–1937)
Serenade, Op. 7 (2:21)
From Songs of the Romantic Age
Cedille Records CDR 90000 019 (Tracks 4–6)
Patrice Michaels, soprano
Deborah Sobol, piano

ERIK SATIE (1866–1925) / EASLEY BLACKWOOD (b. 1933)
Je te veux (5:00)
From La vie est une parade
Cedille Records CDR 90000 070 (Track 2)
Patrice Michaels, soprano
The Chicago Chamber Musicians

FRIEDRICH HOLLANDER (1896–1976)
Ich bin von Kopf bis Fuß auf Liebe eingestellt [From Head to Toe I Am Prepared for Love] (3:50)
From Dancing on the Edge of a Volcano
Cedille Records CDR 90000 065 (Disc 1 Track 11)
Julia Bentley, mezzo-soprano
New Budapest Orpheum Society

MANUEL M. PONCE (1882–1948)
Canciones Mexicanas
"Estrellita...." (2:36)
From Mexican Piano Music by Manuel M. Ponce
Cedille Records CDR 90000 086 (Track 1)
Jorge Federico Osorio, piano

FELIPE VILLANUEVA (1862–1893)
Amor: Vals de Salón (3:12)
From Salón Mexicano
Cedille Records CDR 90000 132 (Track 12)
Jorge Federico Osorio, piano

MATTHEW HARRIS (b. 1956)
From Shakespeare Songs
It Was a Lover and his Lass (3:09)
JOHN RUTTER (b. 1945)
It Was a Lover and his Lass (2:28)
From Shall I Compare Thee?
Cedille Records CDR 90000 085 (Tracks 7 & 11)
Chicago a cappella

SERGEI PROKOFIEV (1891–1953)
Adagio from Ten Pieces from Cinderella, Op. 97b (3:51)
From Russian Music for Cello & Piano
Cedille Records CDR 90000 120 (Track 6)
Wendy Warner, cello
Irina Nuzova, piano

AMY BEACH (1867–1944)
Romance for Violin and Piano, Op. 23 (1893) (7:31)
From American Virtuosa: Tribute to Maud Powell
Cedille Records CDR 90000 097 (Track 1)
Rachel Barton Pine, violin
Matthew Hagle, piano

LEONARD BERNSTEIN (1918–1990) / RANDALL CRAIG FLEISCHER (b. 1958)
West Side Story Concerto for String Quartet and Orchestra
Maria (2:32)
Tonight (3:17)
From Delights & Dances
Cedille Records CDR 90000 141 (Track 8–9)
Harlem Quartet
Chicago Sinfonietta
Mei-Ann Chen, conductor
 
February 5
The Birds and the Bees


CARLOS RAFAEL RIVERA (b. 1970)
The Raven Dance (Vranjanski Cocek) (3:06)
From The Balkan Project
Cedille Records CDR 90000 117 (Track 1)
Cavatina Duo

JEAN PHILIPPE RAMEAU (1683–1764)
Le rappel des oiseaux (Bird Calls) (2:18)
From Through the Years
Cedille Records CDR 90000 074 (Track 2)
Dmitry Paperno, piano

OLIVIER MESSIAEN (1908–1992)
from Visions de L’Amen
Amen des anges, des saints, du chant des oiseaux (6:54)
From Two-Piano Music of Messiaen & Debussy
Cedille Records CDR 90000 119 (Track 5)
Ursula Oppens, piano
Jerome Lowenthal, piano

MIKHAIL GLINKA (1804–1857)/tr. BALAKIREV
The Lark (5:09)
From Uncommon Encores
Cedille Records CDR 90000 007 (Track 11)
Dmitry Paperno, piano

JOHANNES BRAHMS (1833–1897)
Nachtigall, Op. 97, No. 1 (2:28)
From Songs of the Romantic Age
Cedille Records CDR 90000 019 (Track 11)
Patrice Michaels, soprano
Deborah Sobol, piano

GIAN CARLO MENOTTI (1911–2007)
from The Medium
Black Swan Duet (3:12)
From Gian Carlo Menotti: The Medium
Cedille Records CDR 90000 034 (Tracks 20–21)
Patrice Michaels, soprano
Joyce Castle, mezzo-soprano
Chicago Opera Theater
Lawrence Rapchak, conductor

DOMINICK ARGENTO (b. 1927)
To Be Sung Upon the Water
IV. Fair is the Swan (1:38)
From To Be Sung Upon the Water
Cedille Records CDR 90000 029 (Track 16)
Patrice Michaels, soprano
Elizabeth Buccheri, piano
Larry Combs, clarinet

LITA GRIER (b. 1937)
Five Songs for Children (1962/1999)
5. The Bluebird (1:48)
From Songs from Spoon River, Reflections of a Peacemaker, and Other Vocal Music by Lita Grier
Cedille Records CDR 90000 112 (Track 5)
Michelle Areyzaga, soprano
Welz Kauffman, piano

THOMAS ALBERT (b. 1948)
Thirteen Ways (1997)
XII. Seamless, expansive (1:56)
From thirteen ways
Cedille Records CDR 90000 067 (Track 23)
eighth blackbird

ROBERT APPLEBAUM (b. 1941)
Spring (2:51)
From Shall I Compare Thee?
Cedille Records CDR 90000 085 (Track 21)
Chicago a cappella

DARIUS MILHAUD (1892–1974)
Suite d’apres Corrette
VIII. Le Coucou (0:59)
From 20th Century French Wind Trios
Cedille Records CDR 90000 040 (Track 12)
The Chicago Chamber Musicians
Michael Henoch, oboe
Larry Combs, clarinet
William Buchman, bassoon

ABBIE BETINIS (b. 1980)
Toward Sunshine, Toward Freedom: Songs of Smaller Creatures (9:07)
1. the bees’ song
2. a noiseless, patient spider
3. envoi
From Songs of Smaller Creatures and other American choral works
Cedille Records CDR 90000 131 (Tracks 1–3)
Grant Park Chorus
Christopher Bell, conductor

LEE KESSELMAN (b. 1951)
Buzzings: Three Pieces about Bees (4:11)
I. To make a prairie
II. A Bee his burnished Carriage
III. Bee! I’m expecting you!
From Songs of Smaller Creatures and other American choral works
Cedille Records CDR 90000 131 (Tracks 4–6)
Grant Park Chorus
Christopher Bell, conductor
 
January 29
Cello on Cedille Part 4: Our Newest Cello Recordings


LERA AUERBACH (b. 1973)
24 Preludes for violoncello and piano
No. 12 Adagio (4:59)
No. 13 Andantino grazioso (2:08)
No. 14 Allegretto scherzando (1:18)
No. 15 Allegro con brio (1:00)
No. 16 Tempo di valzer (3:18)
No. 17 Allegro ritmico (2:44)
No. 18 Andantino (1:27)
From Celloquy
Cedille Records CDR 90000 137 (Tracks 12–18)
Ani Aznavoorian, cello
Lera Auerbach, piano

LERA AUERBACH
Postlude for violoncello and piano (3:08)
From Celloquy
Cedille Records CDR 90000 137 (Track 29)
Ani Aznavoorian, cello
Lera Auerbach, piano

FRANZ JOSEPH HAYDN (1732–1809)
Cello Concerto in D major
I. Allegro moderato (15:57)
From Haydn & Mysliveček Cello Concertos
Cedille Records CDR 90000 142 (Track 7)
Wendy Warner
Camerata Chicago
Drostan Hall, Conductor

JOSEF MYSLIVEČEK (1737–1781)
Cello Concerto in C major
II. Grave (7:10)
From Haydn & Mysliveček Cello Concertos
Cedille Records CDR 90000 142 (Track 5)
Wendy Warner
Camerata Chicago
Drostan Hall, Conductor

FRANZ JOSEPH HAYDN (1732–1809)
Cello Concerto in C major
III. Allegro molto (6:30)
From Haydn & Mysliveček Cello Concertos
Cedille Records CDR 90000 142 (Track 3)
Wendy Warner
Camerata Chicago
Drostan Hall, Conductor
 
January 22
Cello on Cedille Part 3: 2 Suites and a Concerto


CARTER PANN (b. 1972)
Differences for cello and piano (1998) (13:43)
I. Strand
II. Air
III. Country Dance
IV. Blues
V. Song
From Composers in the Loft
Cedille Records CDR 90000 100 (Tracks 2–6)
David Ying, cello
Elinor Freer, piano

COLERIDGE-TAYLOR PERKINSON (1932–2004)
Lamentations: Black/Folk Song Suite for Solo Cello (1973) (15:38)
I. Fuguing Tune: resolute
II. Song Form: plaintive
III. Calvary Ostinato
IV. Perpetual Motion
From Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson: A Celebration
Cedille Records CDR 90000 087 (Tracks 11–14)
Tahirah Whittington, cello

DAVID BAKER (b. 1931)
Cello Concerto (1975) (19:56)
I. Fast
II. Slow a la recitative
III. Fast
From African Heritage Symphonic Series, Vol. III
Cedille Records CDR 90000 087 (Tracks 2–4)
Katinka Kleijn, cello
Chicago Sinfonietta
Paul Freeman, conductor
 
January 15
Cello on Cedille Part 2: Wendy Warner


MAURICE RAVEL (1875–1937)
Sonata for Violin and Cello (1922)
I. Allegro (4:51)
II. Tres vif (3:18)
From Double Play: Twentieth Century Duos for Violin & Cello
Cedille Records CDR 90000 047 (Tracks 8–9)
Rachel Barton Pine, violin
Wendy Warner, cello

DAVID POPPER (1843–1913)
Three Pieces, Op. 11 (12:31)
Widmung
Humoreske
Mazurka
From Wendy Warner Plays Popper & Piatigorsky
Cedille Records CDR 90000 111 (Tracks 5–7)
Wendy Warner, cello
Eileen Buck, piano

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN (1770–1827)
Piano Trio in E-Flat Major, Hess 47 (12:06)
From The Beethoven Project Trio
Cedille Records CDR 90000 118 (Track 1)
Beethoven Project Trio

SERGEI RACHMANINOV (1873–1943)
Sonata in G Minor for Cello and Piano, Op. 19
I. Lento — Allegro moderato (10:39)
II. Allegro scherzando (6:38)
From Russian Music for Cello & Piano
Cedille Records CDR 90000 120 (Tracks 7–8)
Wendy Warner, cello
Irina Nuzova, piano
 
January 8
Cello on Cedille Part 1: Sonatas by Blackwood, Bridge & Carter


EASLEY BLACKWOOD (b. 1933)
Cello Sonata, Op. 31
I. Grave — Allegro moderato (11:09)
From Blackwood & Bridge: Cello Sonatas
Cedille Records CDR 90000 008 (Track 3)
Kim Scholes, cello
Easley Blackwood, piano

FRANK BRIDGE (1879–1941)
Cello Sonata
II. Adagio ma non troppo (12:28)
From Blackwood & Bridge: Cello Sonatas
Cedille Records CDR 90000 008 (Track 2)
Kim Scholes, cello
Easley Blackwood, piano

ELLIOTT CARTER (1908–2012)
Sonata for Flute, Oboe, Cello, and Harpsichord
I. Risoluto (3:14)
From 20th Century Baroque
Cedille Records CDR 90000 011 (Track 4)
Rembrandt Chamber Players

ELLIOTT CARTER (1908–2012)
Sonata for Cello and Piano (1948) (21:42)
I. Moderato
II. Vivace, molto leggiero
III. Adagio
IV. Allegro
From Early Chamber Music of Elliott Carter
Cedille Records CDR 90000 048 (Tracks 4–7)
Barbara Haffner, cello
Easley Blackwood, piano
 
January 1
Waltzing in the New Year


LITA GRIER (b. 1937)
Dancing Towards Bethlehem (3:30)
From The Billy Collins Suite: Songs Inspired by His Poetry
Cedille Records CDR 90000 115 (Track 10)
Jonathan Beyer, baritone
John Bruce Yeh, clarinet
John Goodwin, piano

GIAN CARLO MENOTTI (1911–2007)
“Bravo!” — “What is the matter Toby?” (Monica’s Waltz) (5:22)
From Gian Carlo Menotti: The Medium
Cedille Records CDR 90000 034 (Tracks 24 & 25)
Patrice Michaels, soprano
Chicago Opera Theater
Lawrence Rapchak, conductor

ALEXANDER SCRIABIN (1872–1915)
Waltz, Op. 38 (5:47)
From Dmitry Paperno: Uncommon Encores
Cedille Records CDR 90000 007 (Track 13)
Dmitry Paperno, piano

DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH (1906–1975)
String Quartet No. 2 in A major, Op. 68
III. Valse: Allegro (5:24)
From The Soviet Experience, Volume II
Cedille Records CDR 90000 130 (Disc 1, track 7)
Pacifica Quartet

FREDERIC CHOPIN (1810–1849) ARR. MAUD POWELL (1867–1920)
“Minute” Waltz, Op. 64, No. 1 (2:00)
From American Virtuosa: Tribute to Maud Powell
Cedille Records CDR 90000 097 (Track 6)
Rachel Barton Pine, violin
Matthew Hagle, piano

FRANZ LISZT (1811–1886)
Grand Valse di Bravura, Op. 6 (7:21)
From Romantic Music for Piano Four Hands
Cedille Records CDR 7002 (Track 8)
Elizabeth Buccheri and Richard Boldrey, piano duettists

VOJISLAV IVANOVIC (b. 1959)
Funny Valse from Café Pieces (3:37)
From Out of Africa… and Around the World
Cedille Records CDR 7005 (Track 3)
Denis Azabagic, guitar

FELIPE VILLANUEVA (1862–1893)
Amor: Vals de Salón (3:12)
From Salón Mexicano
Cedille Records CDR 90000 132 (Track 12)
Jorge Federico Osorio, piano

JOSÉ ROLÓN (1876–1945)
Vals Capricho, Op. 14 (8:32)
From Salón Mexicano
Cedille Records CDR 90000 132 (Track 20)
Jorge Federico Osorio, piano

JOHN HARMON (b. 1935)
Light Feet (2002) (3:34)
From American Songs
Cedille Records CDR 90000 091 (Track 27)
Patrice Michaels, soprano
Elizabeth Buccheri, piano
 
December 25
Christmas

MARCEL DUPRÉ (1886–1971)
Variations on a Noël (10:15)
From Organ Masterpieces by Franck & Dupré
Cedille Records CDR 90000 015 (Track 7)
David Schrader, organ

WILLIAM FERRIS (1937–2000)
Infant Holy, Infant Lowly (2:37)
From Snowcarols — Christmas Music by William Ferris
Cedille Records CDR 90000 101 (Track 4)
William Ferris Chorale
Paul French, conductor

WILLIAM FERRIS (1937–2000)
O Mary of Graces (3:47)
From Snowcarols — Christmas Music by William Ferris
Cedille Records CDR 90000 101 (Track 5)
Ricardo Casteneda, oboe
Paul Nicholson, organ
William Ferris Chorale
Paul French, conductor

WILLIAM FERRIS (1937–2000)
Come, Lord, and Tarry Not (4:05)
From Snowcarols — Christmas Music by William Ferris
Cedille Records CDR 90000 101 (Track 8)
Melissa Dagley, soprano
Ricardo Casteneda, oboe
Paul Nicholson, organ
William Ferris Chorale
Paul French, conductor

WILLIAM FERRIS (1937–2000)
Snowcarols
II. The snow lay on the ground (7:48)
From Snowcarols — Christmas Music by William Ferris
Cedille Records CDR 90000 101 (Track 11)
William Ferris Chorale
Composer Festival Orchestra
Paul French, conductor

CHRISTIAN ONYEJI
Amuworo ayi otu nwa (2:50)
From Christmas a cappella
Cedille Records CDR 90000 107 (Track 1)
Chicago a cappella

Arr. J. DAVID MOORE (b. 1962)
II est né le divin Enfant (2:41)
From Christmas a cappella
Cedille Records CDR 90000 107 (Track 3)
Chicago a cappella

JOHN JACOB NILES (1892–1980) (arr. STEVE PILKINGTON)
I Wonder as I Wander (3:22)
From Christmas a cappella
Cedille Records CDR 90000 107 (Track 5)
Chicago a cappella

GWYNETH WALKER (b. 1947)
The Christ-child’s Lullaby (5:43)
From Christmas a cappella
Cedille Records CDR 90000 107 (Track 9)
Chicago a cappella

Arr. IAN HUMPHRIS (1927–2012)
Noel nouvelet (2:01)
From Christmas a cappella
Cedille Records CDR 90000 107 (Track 11)
Chicago a cappella

HOWARD HELVEY (b. 1968)
O Lux Beatissima (3:03)
From Christmas a cappella
Cedille Records CDR 90000 107 (Track 18)
Chicago a cappella
 
December 18
Winter


PIOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY (1840–1893)
November, “Troika” from The Seasons, Op. 37a (2:55)
From Dmitry Paperno Plays Russian Piano Music
Cedille Records CDR 90000 001 (Track 5)
Dmitry Paperno, piano

DOMINICK ARGENTO (b. 1927)
“Winter” from Six Elizabethan Songs (1:51)
From 20th Century Baroque
Cedille Records CDR 90000 011 (Track 11)
Patrice Michaels, soprano
Rembrandt Chamber Players

JEAN SIBELIUS (1865–1957)
Norden (2:14)
From Songs of the Romantic Age
Cedille Records CDR 90000 019 (Track 21)
Patrice Michaels, soprano
Deborah Sobol, piano

MICHAEL COLGRASS (b. 1932)
Snow Walker for Organ & Orchestra (1990)
I. Polar Landscape (5:21)
From American Works for Organ and Orchestra
Cedille Records CDR 90000 063 (Track 5)
David Schrader, organ
Grant Park Orchestra
Carlos Kalmar, conductor

THOMAS ALBERT (b. 1948)
Thirteen Ways (1997)
I. Leaden, bleak (2:08)
From thirteen ways
Cedille Records CDR 90000 067 (Track 12)
eighth blackbird

SEBASTIAN HUYDTS (b. 1966)
Music for Flute and Piano Op. 22c (1997)
III. Adagio ("Winter haze...") (6:27)
From Chicago Duos for Flute
Cedille Records CDR 90000 071 (Track 16)
Mary Stolper, flute
Sebastian Huydts, piano

MARTHA SULLIVAN (b. 1964)
Blow, blow, thou winter wind (2:37)
From Shall I Compare Thee?
Cedille Records CDR 90000 085 (Track 2)
Chicago a cappella

LEO SOWERBY (1895–1968)
The Canticle of the Sun
Praised be my Lord for our brother the wind... (1:58)
From The Pulitzer Project
Cedille Records CDR 90000 125 (Track 14)
Grant Park Orchestra
Grant Park Chorus
Carlos Kalmar, conductor
Christopher Bell, Chorus Director

WILLIAM FERRIS (1937–2000)
Long is Our Winter (3:51)
From Snowcarols — Christmas Music by William Ferris
Cedille Records CDR 90000 101 (Track 6)
William Ferris Chorale
Paul French, conductor

WILLIAM FERRIS (1937–2000)
III. In the bleak mid-winter (4:44)
IV. See amid the winter snow (8:21)
From Snowcarols — Christmas Music by William Ferris
Cedille Records CDR 90000 101 (Tracks 12 & 13)
William Ferris Chorale
Composer Festival Orchestra
Paul French, conductor

CLAUDE DEBUSSY (1862–1918)
Preludes, Book 1
VI. Des pas sur la neige (4:43)
From Debussy & Liszt
Cedille Records CDR 90000 098 (Disc 1, track 9)
Jorge Federico Osorio, piano

LITA GRIER
Sneezles (1972) (3:21)
From Songs from Spoon River, Reflections of a Peacemaker, and Other Vocal Music by Lita Grier
Cedille Records CDR 90000 112 (Track 6)
Michelle Areyzaga, soprano
Anne Bach, oboe
Tina Laughlin, percussion
William Billingham, piano
 
December 11
Great Gift CDs


THOMAS ALBERT (b. 1948)
Thirteen Ways (1997) (3:42)
IV. Sensuous, relaxed (3:42)
From thirteen ways
Cedille Records CDR 90000 067 (Track 15)
eighth blackbird

GERMAINE TAILLEFERRE (1892-1983)
from Chansons du folklore de France
La pernette se lève (3:21)
Suzon va dire à sa mère (1:13)
L’autre jour en m’y promenant (2:22)
From La vie est une parade
Cedille Records CDR 90000 070 (Tracks 22-24)
Patrice Michaels, soprano
The Chicago Chamber Musicians

FELIX MENDELSSOHN-BARTHOLDY (1809-1847)
Scherzo in A Minor, Op. 81 No. 2 (3:28)
From Mendelssohn: The Complete String Quartets
Cedille Records CDR 90000 082 (Disc 3 Track 10)
Pacifica Quartet

RACHEL BARTON PINE / ALASDAIR FRASER
Medley of Scots Tunes (5:56)
From Scottish Fantasies for Violin & Orchestra
Cedille Records CDR 90000 083 (Disc 2 Track 5)
Rachel Barton Pine, violin
Alasdair Fraser, fiddle
Scottish Chamber Orchestra
Alexander Platt, conductor

KEVIN OLSON (b. 1970)
Summer Sonnet (4:46)
From Shall I Compare Thee?
Cedille Records CDR 90000 085 (Track 1)
Chicago a cappella

CARLOS RAFAEL RIVERA (b. 1970)
Vranjanski Cocek / Raven Dance (Serbian song) (3:06)
From The Balkan Project
Cedille Records CDR 90000 117 (Track 1)
Cavatina Duo

NIKOLAI MIASKOVSKY (1881-1950)
Sonata No. 2 in A minor for Cello and Piano, Op. 81
II. Andante cantabile (7:26)
From Russian Music for Cello & Piano
Cedille Records CDR 90000 120 (Track 2)
Wendy Warner, cello
Irina Nuzova, piano

RICARDO CASTRO (1864-1907)
Barcarola, Op. 30, No. 2 (2:46)
From Salón Mexicano
Cedille Records CDR 90000 132 (Track 11)
Jorge Federico Osorio, piano

HENRY PURCELL (1659-1695)
Hornpipe from Abdelazer “Hole in the Wall” (3:04)
From An English Fancy
Cedille Records CDR 90000 135 (Track 29)
Cedille Records BOX 1002 (Disc 4 Track 29)
Trio Settecento

MAX REGER (1873-1916)
Wiegenlied (Cradle Song), No. 1 from Drei Kompositionen, Op. 79d (1:34)
From Violin Lullabies
Cedille Records CDR 90000 139 (Track 25)
Rachel Barton Pine, violin
Matthew Hagle, piano
 
December 4
Music for Children


ALAN RIDOUT (1934-1996)
Ferdinand the Bull (10:43)
From Capricho Latino
Cedille Records CDR 90000 124 (Track 14)
Rachel Barton Pine, violin
Héctor Elizondo, narrator

LITA GRIER
Five Songs for Children (1962/1999) (7:16)
1. Afternoon on a Hill
2. The Seashell
3. Someone
4. Who Has Seen the Wind
5. The Bluebird
From Songs from Spoon River, Reflections of a Peacemaker, and Other Vocal Music by Lita Grier
Cedille Records CDR 90000 112 (Tracks 1-5)
Michelle Areyzaga, soprano
Welz Kauffman, piano

LITA GRIER
Sneezles (1972) (3:21)
From Songs from Spoon River, Reflections of a Peacemaker, and Other Vocal Muisc by Lita Grier
Cedille Records CDR 90000 112 (Track 6)
Michelle Areyzaga, soprano
Anne Bach, oboe
Tina Laughlin, percussion
William Billingham, piano

LITA GRIER
Reflections of a Peacemaker (2007)
The Pirate Song (2:20)
From Songs from Spoon River, Reflections of a Peacemaker, and Other Vocal Works by Lita Grier
Cedille Records CDR 90000 112 (Track 26)
Chicago Children's Choir
Josephine Lee, conductor
John Goodwin, piano

DAN TUCKER (b. 1925)
Mots d heures: gousses, rames (1983) (3:15)
Four Songs In Fraudulent French from Mother Goose
Un petit d'un petit
Chacun Gille
Lit-elle messe moffette
Eau la quille ne colle
From American Songs
Cedille Records CDR 90000 091 (Tracks 22-25)
Patrice Michaels, soprano
Elizabeth Buccheri, piano

DOMINICK ARGENTO (b. 1927)
Songs About Spring
I. who knows if the moon's a balloon (2:11)
III. in Just-spring (1:31)
From To Be Sung Upon the Water
Cedille Records CDR 90000 029 (Tracks 8 & 10)
Patrice Michaels, soprano
Elizabeth Buccheri, piano

DAVID DEL TREDICI (b. 1937)
Acrostic Song from Final Alice (4:47)
From Songs of Smaller Creatures and other American choral works
Cedille Records CDR 90000 131 (Track 11)
Grant Park Chorus
Christopher Bell, conductor

EUGÈNE YSAŸE (1858-1931)
Rêve d'Enfant (Child's Dream), Op.14 (3:49)
From Violin Lullabies
Cedille Records CDR 90000 139 (Track 2)
Rachel Barton Pine, violin
Matthew Hagle, piano

WILLIAM GRANT STILL (1895-1978)
Mother and Child, No. 2 from Suite for violin and piano (6:18)
From Violin Lullabies
Cedille Records CDR 90000 139 (Track 24)
Rachel Barton Pine, violin
Matthew Hagle, piano

JOHANNES BRAHMS (1833-1897)
Wiegenlied (Cradle Song), No. 4 from Fünf Lieder, Op. 49 (2:20)
From Violin Lullabies
Cedille Records CDR 90000 139 (Track 1)
Rachel Barton Pine, violin
Matthew Hagle, piano
 
November 27
Thanksgiving

LEO SOWERBY (1895-1968)
The Canticle of the Sun (32:18)
O most high...
Praised be my Lord God with all his creatures...
Praised be my Lord for our sister the moon...
Praised be my Lord for our brother the wind...
Praised be my Lord for our sister water...
Praised be my Lord for our brother fire...
Praised be my Lord for our mother the earth...
Praised be my Lord for all those who pardon one another...
Praised be my Lord for our sister the death of the body...
Blessed are they...
Praise ye the Lord...
From The Pulitzer Project
Cedille Records CDR 90000 125 (Tracks 1121)
Grant Park Orchestra
Grant Park Chorus
Carlos Kalmar, conductor
Christopher Bell, chorus director

WILLIAM FERRIS (1942-2000)
Gloria (18:57)
From Corridors of Light: Music of William Ferris
Cedille Records CDR 7005 (Track 1)
Patricia Spencer, soprano
Kathleen Meredith, alto
John Vorrasi, tenor
Philip Skeris, bass
William Ferris Chorale
Composer Festival Orchestra
William Ferris, conductor
 
November 20
The Pacifica Quartet plays Shostakovich and Schnittke

DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH (1906–1975)
String Quartet No. 13 in B-flat minor, Op. 138
Adagio—Doppio movimento—Tempo primo (19:15)
From The Soviet Experience Volume IV: String Quartets by Dmitri Shostakovich and his Contemporaries
Cedille Records CDR 90000 145 (Disc 1 Track 1)
Pacifica Quartet

DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH
String Quartet No. 14 in F-sharp major, Op. 142
I. Allegretto (8:41)
From The Soviet Experience Volume IV: String Quartets by Dmitri Shostakovich and his Contemporaries
Cedille Records CDR 90000 145 (Disc 1 Track 2)
Pacifica Quartet

DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH
String Quartet No. 15 in E-flat minor, Op. 144
IV. Nocturne: Adagio (4:27)
V. Funeral March: Adagio molto (5:37)
From The Soviet Experience Volume IV: String Quartets by Dmitri Shostakovich and his Contemporaries
Cedille Records CDR 90000 145 (Disc 2 Tracks 4–5)
Pacifica Quartet

ALFRED SCHNITTKE (1934–1998)
String Quartet No. 3
II. Agitato (8:18)
From The Soviet Experience Volume IV: String Quartets by Dmitri Shostakovich and his Contemporaries
Cedille Records CDR 90000 145 (Disc 2 Track 8)
Pacifica Quartet
 
November 13
Vocal Music by Britten and Vaughan Williams

BENJAMIN BRITTEN (1913–1976)
Les Illuminations, Op. 18 (21:30)
I. Fanfare
II. Villes
IIIa. Phrase
IIIb. Antique
IV. Royauté
V. Marine
VI. Interlude
VII. Being Beauteous
VIII. Parade
IX. Départ
From La vie est une parade
Cedille Records CDR 90000 070 (Tracks 12–21)
Patrice Michaels, soprano
Czech National Symphony Orchestra
Paul Freeman, conductor

BENJAMIN BRITTEN
Phaedra, Op. 93 (14:43)
From Royal Mezzo
Cedille Records CDR 90000 104 (Track 9)
Jennifer Larmore, mezzo-soprano
Grant Park Orchestra
Carlos Kalmar, conductor

RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS (1872–1958)
selections from Along the Field
II. Along the Field (2:49)
VI. Good-Bye (2:24)
VII. Fancy’s Knell (3:41)
VIII. With Rue My Heart is Laden (1:33)
From To Be Sung Upon the Water
Cedille Records CDR 90000 029 (Tracks 24–27)
Patrice Michaels, soprano
Elliott Golub, violin

RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS (1872–1958)
Mass in G minor (1922)
Agnus Dei (3:43)
From Hear My Prayer: Choral Music of the English Romantics
Cedille Records CDR 90000 036 (Track 5)
His Majestie's Clerkes (nka Bella Voce)
Anne Heider, director
 
November 6
Britten and Bridge: Instrumental Music

BENJAMIN BRITTEN (1913–1976)
Phantasy Quartet, Op. 2 (1932) (13:16)
From Britten & Bliss
Cedille Records CDR 90000 093 (Track 1)
Alex Klein, oboe
Vermeer Quartet

BENJAMIN BRITTEN
String Quartet No. 3, Op. 94 (1975) (25:58)
I. Duets: With moderate movement
II. Ostinato: Very fast
III. Solo: Very calm
IV. Burlesque: Fast–con fuoco
V. Recitative and Passacaglia (La Serenissima)
From Britten & Bliss
Cedille Records CDR 90000 093 (Tracks 5–9)
Vermeer Quartet

FRANK BRIDGE (1879–1941)
Cello Sonata
I. Allegro ben moderato (9:39)
From Blackwood & Bridge: Cello Sonatas
Cedille Records CDR 90000 008 (Track 1)
Kim Scholes, cello
Easley Blackwood, piano
 
Playlist for October 30, 2013
Halloween


CAMILLE SAINT-SAENS (1835–1921)
Danse Macabre, Op. 40 (7:07)
From Instrument of the Devil
Cedille Records CDR 90000 041 (Track 1)
Rachel Barton Pine, violin
Patrick Sinozich, piano

CESAR FRANCK (1822–1890)
Pièce Héroïque (7:00)
From Organ Masterpieces by Franck & Dupré
Cedille Records CDR 90000 015 (Track 4)
David Schrader, organ

EASLEY BLACKWOOD (b. 1933)
Twelve Microtonal Etudes for Electronic Music Media, Op. 28
15 notes. Lento (3:35)
From Easley Blackwood: Microtonal
Cedille Records CDR 90000 018 (Track 7)
Easley Blackwood, polyfusion synthesizer

JAAKKO MANTYJARVI (b. 1963)
Double, Double, Toil and Trouble (2:57) from Four Shakespeare Songs
From Shall I Compare Thee? — Choral Songs on Shakespeare Texts
Cedille Records CDR 90000 085 (Track 5)
Chicago a cappella

ROBERT APPLEBAUM (b. 1941)
Witches’ Blues (4:53)
From Shall I Compare Thee? — Choral Songs on Shakespeare Texts
Cedille Records CDR 90000 085 (Track 22)
Chicago a cappella

HECTOR BERLIOZ (1803–1869) / tr. PINE-SINOZICH
Dream of a Witches Sabbath from Symphonie Fantastique, Op. 14 (10:51)
From Instrument of the Devil
Cedille Records CDR 90000 041 (Track 7)
Rachel Barton Pine, violin
Patrick Sinozich, piano

FRANZ LISZT (1811–1886)
Mephisto Waltz for Two Pianos (11:18)
From Liszt for Two
Cedille Records CDR 90000 052 (Track 7)
Georgia & Louise Mangos, duo-pianists

MANUEL DE FALLA (1876–1946) / tr. KOCHANSKI
Dance of Terror from El Amor Brujo (2:11)
From Instrument of the Devil
Cedille Records CDR 90000 041 (Track 8)
Rachel Barton Pine, violin
Patrick Sinozich, piano
 
Playlist for October 23, 2013
Two New Releases


LEOŠ JANÁCEK (1854–1928)
Sonata for Violin and Piano JW VII/7
I. Con moto (4:48)
II. Ballada: Con moto (5:13)
From signs, games + messages
Cedille Records CDR 90000 143 (Tracks 1–2)
Jennifer Koh, violin
Shai Wosner, piano

GYÖRGY KURTÁG (b. 1926)
In Nomine — all’ongherese (from Signs, Games and Messages) (4:51)

From signs, games + messages
Cedille Records CDR 90000 143 (Track 17)
Jennifer Koh, violin
Shai Wosner, piano

BÉLA BARTÓK (1881–1945)
First Sonata for Violin and Piano, Sz. 75
III. Allegro (10:17)
From signs, games + messages
Cedille Records CDR 90000 143 (Track 20)
Jennifer Koh, violin
Shai Wosner, piano

ATANAS OURKOUZOUNOV (b. 1970)
Folk Song Variations (6:54)
From Out of Africa ... and Around the World
Cedille Records CDR 7005 (Track 1)
Denis Azabagic, guitar

VOJISLAV IVANOVIC (b. 1959)
Café Pieces
Funny Valse (3:37)
Nostalgia (4:23)
From Out of Africa ... and Around the World
Cedille Records CDR 7005 (Tracks 3 & 5)
Denis Azabagic, guitar

ALAN THOMAS (b. 1968)
Out of Africa
Morning Dance (3:05)
Cradle Song (3:03)
From Out of Africa ... and Around the World
Cedille Records CDR 7005 (Tracks 11 &14)
Denis Azabagic, guitar
 
Playlist for October 16, 2013
Music from Columbus’s New World


JOSEPH WHITE (1835–1918)
Violin Concerto in F-sharp Minor
I. Allegro (11:40)
From Violin Concertos by Black Composers of the 18th and 19th Centuries
Cedille Records CDR 90000 035 (Track 7)
Rachel Barton Pine, violin
Encore Chamber Orchestra
Daniel Hege, conductor

CHEVALIER DE SAINT-GEORGES (1745–1799)
Violin Concerto in A major, Op. 5, No. 2
I. Allegro moderato (10:23)
From Violin Concertos by Black Composers of the 18th and 19th Centuries
Cedille Records CDR 90000 035 (Track 4)
Rachel Barton Pine, violin
Encore Chamber Orchestra
Daniel Hege, conductor

ROQUE CORDERO (b. 1917)
Eight Miniatures for Small Orchestra (1948) (11:47)
I. Marcha Grotesca
II. Meditación
III. Pasillo
IV. Danzonete
V. Nocturno
VI. Mejorana
VII. Plegaria
VIII. Allegro Final
From African Heritage Symphonic Series, Vol. II
Cedille Records CDR 90000 061 (Tracks 3–10)
Chicago Sinfonietta
Paul Freeman, conductor

MANUEL M. PONCE (1882–1948)
Suite cubana (12:27)
1. Serenata marina
2. Plenilunio
3. Paz de ocaso
From Mexican Piano Music by Manuel M. Ponce
Cedille Records CDR 90000 086 (Tracks 20–22)
Jorge Federico Osorio, piano

LEONARD BERNSTEIN arr. RANDALL CRAIG FLEISCHER (b. 1958)
West Side Story Concerto for String Quartet and Orchestra
America (2:56)
From Delights & Dances
Cedille Records CDR 90000 141 (Track 12)
Harlem Quartet
Chicago Sinfonietta
Mei-Ann Chen, conductor
 
Playlist for October 9, 2013
Theme in Yellow: Music for Autumn


PIOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY (1840–1893)
Four Pieces from “The Seasons”, Op. 37a
October, "Autumn Song" (4:25)
From Dmitry Paperno Plays Russian Piano Music
Cedille Records CDR 90000 001 (Track 4)
Dmitry Paperno, piano

LEO SOWERBY (1895–1968)
Theme in Yellow — Poem for Orchestra after Carl Sandburg (20:03)

From Prairie: Tone Poems by Leo Sowerby
Cedille Records CDR 90000 033 (Track 3)
Czech National Symphony Orchestra
Paul Freeman, conductor

THOMAS ALBERT (b. 1948)
Thirteen Ways (1997)
III. Nimble, capricious (2:28)

From thirteen ways
Cedille Records CDR 90000 067 (Track 14)
eighth blackbird

SEBASTIAN HUYDTS (b. 1966)
Music for Flute and Piano Op. 22c (1997)
II. (“Autumn”) Allegro ben ritmico (8:42)

From Chicago Duos for Flute
Cedille Records CDR 90000 071 (Track 15)
Mary Stolper, flute
Sebastian Huydts, piano

ROBERT SCHUMANN (1810–1856)
Bunte Blatter Op. 99, Nos. 1–8 (12:00)
I. Nicht schnell, mit Innigkeit
II. Sehr rasch
III. Frisch
IV. Ziemlich langsam
V. Schnell
VI. Ziemlich langsam, sehr gesangvoll
VII. Sehr langsam
VIII. Langsam
From Paperno Live
Cedille Records CDR 90000 044 (Tracks 8–15)
Dmitry Paperno, piano

CLAUDE DEBUSSY (1862–1918)
Preludes, Book 2
II. Feuilles mortes (3:00)

From Debussy & Liszt
Cedille Records CDR 90000 098 (Disc 2, track 2)
Jorge Federico Osorio, piano
 
Playlist for October 2, 2013
Inspired by Verdi: Gian Carlo Menotti’s Missa “O Pulchritudo”


GIAN CARLO MENOTTI (1911–2007)
Missa "O Pulchritudo" (1979) (43:22)
I. Kyrie
II. Gloria
III. Motet: O Pulchritudo
IV. Sanctus and Benedictus
V. Agnus Dei
From William Ferris Chorale: Menotti and Vierne
Cedille Records CDR 7001 (Tracks 1–5) 
Joan Gibbons, soprano
Deborah Fair, mezzo soprano
John Vorrasi, tenor 
Thomas Sillitti, bass
William Ferris Chorale 
Composer Festival Orchestra
William Ferris, conductor

WILLIAM FERRIS (1937–2000)
Ed È Subito Sera (1965)
I. Ride la gazza, nera sugli aranci (9:48)
From Corridors of Light: Music of William Ferris
Cedille Records CDR 7004 (Track 2) 
John Vorrasi, tenor 
Chicago String Ensemble 
Alan Heatherington, conductor
 
Playlist for September 25, 2013
Rachel Barton Pine plays Mendelssohn & Schumann Violin Concertos


ROBERT SCHUMANN (1810–1856)
Violin Concerto in D minor, WoO 23
II. Langsam (6:16)
III. Lebhaft, doch nicht schnell (8:59)
From Mendelssohn & Schumann Violin Concertos
Cedille Records CDR 90000 144 (Tracks 6–7)
Rachel Barton Pine, violin
Göttinger Symphonie Orchester
Christoph-Mathias Mueller, Conductor

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN (1770–1827)
Romance No. 1 in G major, Op. 40 (6:56)
From Mendelssohn & Schumann Violin Concertos
Cedille Records CDR 90000 144 (Track 4)
Rachel Barton Pine, violin
Göttinger Symphonie Orchester
Christoph-Mathias Mueller, Conductor

FELIX MENDELSSOHN (1809–1847)
Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64 (25:48)
I. Allegro molto appassionato
II. Andante
III. Allegretto non troppo — Allegro molto vivace
From Mendelssohn & Schumann Violin Concertos
Cedille Records CDR 90000 144 (Tracks 1–3)
Rachel Barton Pine, violin
Göttinger Symphonie Orchester
Christoph-Mathias Mueller, Conductor
 
Playlist for September 18, 2013
Duos with Strings


BOHUSLAV MARTINU (1890–1959)
Duo No. 2 (1958) (10:08)
I. Allegretto
II. Adagio
III. Poco allegro
From Double Play: Twentieth Century Duos for Violin & Cello
Cedille Records CDR 90000 047 (Tracks 1–3) 
Rachel Barton Pine, violin 
Wendy Warner, cello

ROBERT SCHUMANN (1810–1856)
Sonata No. 1 in A minor, Op. 105 (1851)
I. Mit leidenschaftlichem Ausdruck (7:55)
From Schumann: The Sonatas for Violin and Piano
Cedille Records CDR 90000 095 (Track 1) 
Jennifer Koh, violin 
Reiko Uchida, piano

JOHN ADAMS (b. 1946)
Road Movies (1995)
II. Meditative (6:17)
From String Poetic
Cedille Records CDR 90000 103 (Track 13) 
Jennifer Koh, violin 
Reiko Uchida, piano

CECIL BURLEIGH (1885–1980)
Four Rocky Mountain Sketches, Op. 11 (1913) (9:56)
I. At Sunset
II. The Rapids
III. Up the Canyon
IV. The Avalanche
From American Virtuosa: Tribute to Maud Powell
Cedille Records CDR 90000 097 (Tracks 15–18) 
Rachel Barton Pine, violin 
Matthew Hagle, piano

VICTOR BÉRAUD (1840–??) arr. Edward Elgar (1857–1934)
Petite Reine Berceuse (Lullaby for a Little Queen) (1886) (3:30)
From Violin Lullabies
Cedille Records CDR 90000 139 (Track 23) 
Rachel Barton Pine, violin 
Matthew Hagle, piano

ALFRED SCHNITTKE (1934–1998)
Musica Nostalgica, for Violoncello and Piano (1992) (3:22)
From Russian Music for Cello & Piano
Cedille Records CDR 90000 120 (Track 5)
Wendy Warner, cello 
Irina Nuzova, piano

SERGEI RACHMANINOV (1873–1943)
Sonata in G Minor for Cello and Piano, Op. 19 (1901)
III. Andante (5:59)
From Russian Music for Cello & Piano
Cedille Records CDR 90000 120 (Track 9)
Wendy Warner, cello 
Irina Nuzova, piano
 
Playlist for September 11, 2013
Duos with Flute


WILLIAM FERRIS (1937-2000)
Lux Aeterna for Flute and Viola (1997) (9:26)
From Chicago Duos for Flute
Cedille Records CDR 90000 071 (Track 10)
Mary Stolper, flute
Keith Conant, viola

ROBERT MUCZYNSKI (1929-2010)
Duos for Flute and Clarinet Op. 34
IV. Allegro ma non troppo (0:57)
V. Andante molto (2:18)
VI. Allegro (1:10)
From Chicago Duos for Flute
Cedille Records CDR 90000 071 (Track 10)
Mary Stolper, flute
Eric Mandat, clarinet

DOMENICO CIMAROSA (1749-1801)
Concerto for Two Flutes in G Major (19:11) (played on flute & oboe)
III. Rondo (4:08)
From Wind Concertos by Cimarosa, Molique, and Moscheles
Cedille Records CDR 90000 080 (Track 3)
Mathieu Dufour, flute
Alex Klein, oboe
Czech National Symphony Orchestra
Paul Freeman, conductor

IGNAZ MOSCHELES (1794-1870)
Concertante for Flute and Oboe in F Major (14:41)
From Wind Concertos by Cimarosa, Molique, and Moscheles
Cedille Records CDR 90000 080 (Track 8)
Mathieu Dufour, flute
Alex Klein, oboe
Czech National Symphony Orchestra
Paul Freeman, conductor

DAVID LEISNER (b. 1953)
Acrobats (2002) (12:48)
I. In the Wings
II. Flashback
III. Up in the Air
From Acrobats: Music of David Leisner
Cedille Records CDR 90000 096 (Tracks 1-3)
Cavatina Duo

MIROSLAV TADIC (b. 1958)
Jovka Kumanovka (song) from Four Macedonian Pieces (3:54)
From The Balkan Project
Cedille Records CDR 90000 117 (Track 11)
Cavatina Duo
 
Playlist for September 4, 2013
Piano Duos


FRANZ LISZT (1811-1886)
Symphonic Poem for Two Pianos No. 7, "Festklänge" (14:30)
From Liszt: The Complete Symphonic Poems for Two Pianos, Vol. II
Cedille Records CDR 90000 024 (Track 3)
Georgia & Louise Mangos, duo-pianists

FRANZ LISZT
Hungarian Rhapsody for Piano Four-Hands No. 3 in D Major (8:02)
From Liszt for Two
Cedille Records CDR 90000 052 (Track 3)
Georgia & Louise Mangos, duo-pianists

VINCENT PERSICHETTI (1915-1987)
Sonata for Two Pianos, Op. 13 (1940)
II. Allegretto (1:39)
From American Works for Piano Duo
Cedille Records CDR 90000 069 (Track 2)
Georgia & Louise Mangos, duo-pianists

SAMUEL BARBER (1910-1981)
Souvenirs, Op. 28 (1952)
III. Pas de deux (3:01)
From American Works for Piano Duo
Cedille Records CDR 90000 069 (Track 7)
Georgia & Louise Mangos, duo-pianists

GEORGE ONSLOW (1784-1853)
Sonata No. 1 in E Minor, Op. 7 for Piano Four-Hands
I. Allegro espressivo (6:43)
From Romantic Music for Piano Four Hands
Cedille FOUNDation CDR 7002
Elizabeth Buccheri & Richard Boldrey, Piano Duettists

JOHN CORIGLIANO (b. 1938)
Chiaroscuro for two pianos tuned a quarter-tone apart
I. Light (1:46)
From Winging It: Piano Music of John Corigliano
Cedille Records CDR 90000 123 (Track 4)
Ursula Oppens, piano
Jerome Lowenthal, piano

OLIVIER MESSIAEN (1908-1992)
Visions de L'Amen
Amen de la Consommation (7:09)
From Two-Piano Music of Messiaen & Debussy
Cedille Records CDR 90000 119 (Track 7)
Ursula Oppens, piano
Jerome Lowenthal, piano
 
Playlist for August 28, 2013
Haydn & Mysliveček Cello Concertos


FRANZ JOSEPH HAYDN (1732-1809)
Cello Concerto in C major
II. Adagio (8:06)
III. Allegro molto (6:30)
From Haydn & Mysliveček Cello Concertos
Cedille Records CDR 90000 142 (Tracks 23)
Wendy Warner
Camerata Chicago
Drostan Hall, Conductor

JOSEF MYSLIVEČEK (1737-1781)
Cello Concerto in C major
I. Allegro moderato (7:53)
II. Grave (7:10)
From Haydn & Mysliveček Cello Concertos
Cedille Records CDR 90000 142 (Tracks 4-5)
Wendy Warner
Camerata Chicago
Drostan Hall, Conductor

FRANZ JOSEPH HAYDN (1732-1809)
Cello Concerto in D major
I. Allegro moderato (15:57)
II. Adagio (5:47)
From Haydn & Mysliveček Cello Concertos
Cedille Records CDR 90000 142 (Tracks 7-8)
Wendy Warner
Camerata Chicago
Drostan Hall, Conductor
 
Playlist for August 21, 2013
Chicago Composers Present, Part 2


STACY GARROP (b. 1969)
String Quartet No. 2: Demons and Angels (2005)
III. Inner Demons (7:35)
From Composers in the Loft
Cedille Records CDR 90000 100 (Track 11)
The Biava Quartet

STACY GARROP
Lo Yisa Goy (5:05)
From Christmas a cappella
Cedille Records CDR 90000 107 (Track 7)
Chicago a cappella

STACY GARROP
Ars Poetica
IV. Endangered (5:17)
From The Billy Collins Suite: Songs Inspired by His Poetry
Cedille Records CDR 90000 115 (Track 5)
Buffy Baggott, mezzo-soprano
Lincoln Trio

STACY GARROP
In Eleanor’s Words for mezzo-soprano and piano
I. The Newspaper Column (3:38)
IV. The Supreme Power (1:42)
V. The Dove of Peace (4:39)
From In Eleanor's Words: Music of Stacy Garrop
Cedille Records CDR 90000 122 (Tracks 2, 5, 6)
Buffy Baggott, mezzo-soprano
Kuang-Hao Huang, piano

STACY GARROP
Sonnets of Desire, Longing, and Whimsy
III. I shall forget you presently, my dear (1:41)
From Songs of Smaller Creatures and other American choral works
Cedille Records CDR 90000 131 (Track 10)
Grant Park Chorus
Christopher Bell, conductor

STACY GARROP
Helios (2011) (4:27)
From Chicago Moves
Cedille Records CDR 90000 136 (Track 6)
Gaudete Brass

SEBASTIAN HUYDTS (b. 1966)
Music for Flute and Piano Op. 22c (1997)
IV. ("Principio di virtu") Allegro giusto (5:41)
From Chicago Duos for Flute
Cedille Records CDR 90000 071 (Track 17)
Mary Stolper, flute
Sebastian Huydts, piano

BRIAN BAXTER (b. 1985)
A Great Commercial City (2011) (6:01)
From Chicago Moves
Cedille Records CDR 90000 136 (Track 5)
Gaudete Brass
 
Playlist for August 14, 2013
Chicago Composers Present, Part 1


EASLEY BLACKWOOD (b. 1933)
Cello Sonata, Op. 31
IV. Finale. Allegro (8:44)
From Blackwood & Bridge: Cello Sonatas
Cedille Records CDR 90000 008 (Track 6)
Kim Scholes, cello
Easley Blackwood, piano

EASLEY BLACKWOOD
Twelve Microtonal Etudes for Electronic Music Media, Op. 28
14 notes. Allegramente (2:42)
From Easley Blackwood: Microtonal
Cedille Records CDR 90000 018 (Track 11)
Easley Blackwood, polyfusion synthesizer

EASLEY BLACKWOOD
Symphony No. 1, Op. 3
III. Allegretto grotesco (5:22)
From Easley Blackwood: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 5
Cedille Records CDR 90000 016 (Track 6)
Boston Symphony Orchestra
Charles Munch, conductor

JOHN LA MONTAINE (1920–2013)
Piano Sonata, Op. 3 (1942)
I. Vigorous and turbulent (4:30)
From Music in the American Grain
Cedille Records CDR 90000 010 (Track 1)
Ramon Salvatore, piano

JOHN LA MONTAINE
Piano Concerto No. 4, Op. 59 (1989)
II. Gently flowing, soaringly lyrical (5:19)
From Chicago Concertos: Piano Concertos by Rudolph Ganz and John La Montaine
Cedille Records CDR 90000 028 (Track 6)
Ramon Salvatore, piano
Slovak Radio Symphony
Paul Freeman, conductor

JOHN LA MONTAINE
Sonata for Piccolo and Piano Op. 61 (1993)
IV. Playful (4:35)
From Chicago Duos for Flute
Cedille Records CDR 90000 071 (Track 9)
Mary Stolper, flute
Melody Lord, piano

LITA GRIER (b. 1937)
3x2 for Flute and Clarinet (1953)
I. Presto (1:43)
From Chicago Duos for Flute
Cedille Records CDR 90000 071 (Track 1)
Mary Stolper, flute
Eric Mandat, clarinet

LITA GRIER
Renascence (Concertino for Flute and Orchestra) (1996)
II. Andante (3:42)
From American Flute Concertos
Cedille Records CDR 90000 046 (Track 2)
Mary Stolper, flute
Czech National Symphony Orchestra
Paul Freeman, conductor

LITA GRIER
Songs from Spoon River (2004–2008)
Sarah Brown (2:28)
Lucinda Matlock (2:52)
From Songs from Spoon River, Reflections of a Peacemaker, and Other Vocal Works by Lita Grier
Cedille Records CDR 90000 112 (Tracks 15 and 17)
Michelle Areyzaga, soprano
Elizabeth Norman, soprano
Welz Kauffman, piano
 
Playlist for August 7, 2013
Chicago Composers of the Recent Past


WILLIAM FERRIS (1937–2000)
Snowcarols
IV. See amid the winter snow (8:21)
From Snowcarols
Cedille Records CDR 90000 101 (Track 13) 
William Ferris Chorale 
Composer Festival Orchestra
Paul French, conductor

WILLIAM FERRIS
Lyrica Sacra (1962) (7:32)
I. Qui Manducat Mean Carnem
II. Qui Vult Venire Post Me
III. Sicut Lilium
From American Choral Premieres
Cedille Records CDR 90000 109 (Tracks 10–12) 
William Ferris Chorale 
Paul French, conductor

WILLIAM FERRIS
Ed È Subito Sera
IV. Forse il cuore (7:22)
From Corridors of Light: Music of William Ferris
Cedille Records CDR 7004 (Track 5) 
John Vorrasi, tenor 
Chicago String Ensemble 
Alan Heatherington, conductor

COLERIDGE-TAYLOR PERKINSON (1932–2004)
Generations: Sinfonietta No. 2 for Strings
II. Alla sarabande (5:35)
From African Heritage Symphonic Series, Vol. III
Cedille Records CDR 90000 066 (Track 7) 
Chicago Sinfonietta 
Paul Freeman, conductor

COLERIDGE-TAYLOR PERKINSON
Sinfonietta No. 1 for Strings (1954–55)
III. Rondo: Allegro furioso (6:17)
From Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson: A Celebration
Cedille Records CDR 90000 087 (Track 3) 
Chicago Sinfonietta 
Paul Freeman, conductor

COLERIDGE-TAYLOR PERKINSON
Blue/s Forms for Solo Violin (1972)
II. Jettin’ Blue’s: Very Free (2:50)
III. Jettin’ Blue’s: Fast (2:42)
From Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson: A Celebration
Cedille Records CDR 90000 087 (Track 9-10) 
Sanford Allen, violin

COLERIDGE-TAYLOR PERKINSON
Movement for String Trio (2004) (3:56)
From Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson: A Celebration
Cedille Records CDR 90000 087 (Track 16) 
Sanford Allen, violin
Jesse Levine, viola
Carter Brey, cello
 
Playlist for July 31, 2013
Chicago Composers Past


RUDOLPH GANZ (1877–1972)
Piano Concerto in E-flat Major, Op. 32 (1940)
I. March-like: Allegro alla marcia (7:35)
From Chicago Concertos
Cedille Records CDR 90000 028 (Track 1)
Ramon Salvatore, piano
Chicago Sinfonietta
Paul Freeman, conductor

RUDOLPH GANZ
A Memory (1:48)
From Songs of the Romantic Age
Cedille Records CDR 90000 019 (Track 20)
Patrice Michaels, soprano
Deborah Sobol, piano

LEO SOWERBY (1895–1968)
Symphony No. 2: I. Sonatina: Sprightly (9:42)
From Leo Sowerby: Symphony No. 2, other works
Cedille Records CDR 90000 039 (Track 4)
Chicago Sinfonietta
Paul Freeman, conductor

LEO SOWERBY
The Canticle of the Sun (excerpt) (14:25)
O most high...
Praised be my Lord God with all his creatures...
Praised be my Lord for our sister the moon...
Praised be my Lord for our brother the wind...
Praised be my Lord for our sister water...
From The Pulitzer Project
Cedille Records CDR 90000 125 (Tracks 11–15)
Grant Park Orchestra and Chorus
Carlos Kalmar, conductor
Christopher Bell, chorus director

ROBERT KURKA (1921–1957)
Julius Caesar, Symphonic Epilogue after Shakespeare, Op. 28 (1955) (8:52)
From Robert Kurka: Symphonic Works
Cedille Records CDR 90000 077 (Track 1)
Grant Park Orchestra
Carlos Kalmar, conductor

ROBERT KURKA (1921–1957)
The Good Soldier Schweik
Act II, Scene 7: The Front (Soldiers “Wait for the ragged soldiers...”) (3:29)
From Robert Kurka: The Good Soldier Schweik
Cedille Records CDR 90000 062 (Disc 2, Track 22)
Chicago Opera Theater
Alexander Platt, conductor
 
Playlist for July 24, 2013
Music & Legends


STACY GARROP (b. 1969)
String Quartet No. 3, “Gaia”
II. Creation of Mother Earth (5:14)
From In Eleanor's Words: Music of Stacy Garrop
Cedille Records CDR 90000 122 (Track 9)
Biava Quartet

SAMUEL BARBER (1910–1981)
Andromache’s Farewell, Op. 39 (13:10)
From Royal Mezzo
Cedille Records CDR 90000 104 (Track 1)
Jennifer Larmore, mezzo-soprano
Grant Park Orchestra
Carlos Kalmar, conductor

FRANZ LISZT (1811–1886)
Die Loreley (6:15)
From Dmitry Paperno: Uncommon Encores
Cedille Records CDR 90000 007 (Track 8)
Dmitry Paperno, piano

MICHAEL COLGRASS (b. 1932)
Snow Walker for Organ & Orchestra (1990)
V. Snow Walker (6:03)
From American Works for Organ and Orchestra
Cedille Records CDR 90000 063 (Track 9)
David Schrader, organ
Grant Park Orchestra
Carlos Kalmar, conductor

DAVID LEISNER (b. 1953)
El Coco (1999) (3:27)
From Acrobats: Music of David Leisner
Cedille Records CDR 90000 096 (Track 4)
Cavatina Duo

FRANZ LISZT (1811–1886)
Mazeppa (13:58)
From Liszt: The Complete Symphonic Poems for Two Pianos, Vol. II
Cedille Records CDR 90000 024 (Track 2)
Georgia & Louise Mangos, duo-pianists
 
Playlist for July 17, 2013
Music & Poetry


LEO SOWERBY (1895–1968)
Prairie – Poem for Orchestra after Carl Sandburg (16:41)
From Prairie: Tone Poems by Leo Sowerby
Cedille Records CDR 90000 033 (Track 2)
Czech National Symphony Orchestra
Paul Freeman, conductor

COLERIDGE-TAYLOR PERKINSON (1932–2004)
Grass: Poem for Piano, Strings & Percussion (1956) (16:08)
From Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson: A Celebration
Cedille Records CDR 90000 087 (Track 4)
Joseph Joubert, piano
Chicago Sinfonietta
Paul Freeman, conductor

JEHAN ALAIN (1911–1940)
Dans le rêve laissé par la ballade des pendus de Villon (6:34)
From Radical Piano
Cedille Records CDR 90000 027 (Track 14)
Easley Blackwood, piano

THOMAS ALBERT (b. 1948)
Thirteen Ways (1997)
III. Nimble, capricious (2:28)
From thirteen ways
Cedille Records CDR 90000 067 (Track 14)
eighth blackbird

AUGUST KLUGHARDT (1847–1902)
Schilflieder (Songs of the Reeds), Op. 28 (1872)
Feurig (2:47)
From Poetic Inspirations
Cedille Records CDR 90000 102 (Track 4)
Alex Klein, oboe
Richard Young, viola
Ricardo Castro, piano

VIVIAN FUNG (b. 1975)
The Man in the Moon (3:25)
From The Billy Collins Suite
Cedille Records CDR 90000 115 (Track 7)
John Bruce Yeh, clarinet
David Cunliffe, cello
Marta Aznavoorian, piano
Steve Robinson, narrator
 
Playlist for July 10, 2013
Music as Art: Portraits in Sound


BÉLA BARTÓK (1881–1945)
Two Portraits, Op. 5 (1911) (11:54)
No. 1 “Idealistic” Andante sostenuto (9:43)
No. 2 “Distorted” Presto (2:11)
From Jennifer Koh: Portraits
Cedille Records CDR 90000 089 (Tracks 5–6)
Jennifer Koh, violin
Grant Park Orchestra
Carlos Kalmar, conductor

JENNIFER HIGDON (b. 1962)
Piano Trio (2003)
Fiery Red (5:33)
From Notable Women: Trios by Today's Female Composers
Cedille Records CDR 90000 126 (Track 6)
Lincoln Trio

JENNIFER HIGDON
String Poetic (2006)
III. Blue Hills of Mist (7:41)
From String Poetic
Cedille Records CDR 90000 103 (Track 3)
Jennifer Koh, violin
Reiko Uchida, piano

WILLIAM FERRIS (1937–2000)
Bristol Hills (7:45)
From Corridors of Light: Music of William Ferris
Cedille Records CDR 7004 (Track 6)
London Symphony Strings

MARION EUGENIE BAUER (1882–1955)
Up the Ocklawaha, Tone Picture for Violin, Op. 6 (1912) (5:30)
From American Virtuosa: Tribute to Maud Powell
Cedille Records CDR 90000 097 (Track 5)
Rachel Barton Pine, violin
Matthew Hagle, piano

AARON JAY KERNIS (b. 1960)
Symphony in Waves (1989)
IV. Intermezzo (2:10)
From Symphony in Waves
Cedille Records CDR 90000 105 (Track 6)
Grant Park Orchestra
Carlos Kalmar, conductor

LEO SOWERBY (1895–1968)
From the Northland — Impressions of the Lake Superior Country
IV. The Shining Big-Sea Water (5:07)
From Prairie: Tone Poems by Leo Sowerby
Cedille Records CDR 90000 033 (Track 7)
Czech National Symphony Orchestra
Paul Freeman, conductor
 
Playlist for July 3, 2013
Music and Art


JOHN CORIGLIANO (b. 1938)
Midsummer Fanfare (2004) (5:49)
From American Orchestral Works
Cedille Records CDR 90000 090 (Track 5)
Grant Park Orchestra
Carlos Kalmar, conductor

JOSÉ PABLO MONCAYO (1912–1958)
Muros Verdes (1951) (6:36)
From Carlos Chávez Piano Concerto
Cedille Records CDR 90000 140 (Track 5)
Jorge Federico Osorio, piano

WILLIAM GRANT STILL (1895–1978)
Mother and Child, No. 2 from Suite for violin and piano (6:18)
From Violin Lullabies
Cedille Records CDR 90000 139 (Track 24)
Rachel Barton Pine, violin
Matthew Hagle, piano

DAVID LEISNER (b. 1953)
Dances in the Madhouse (1982) (12:13)
1. Tango Solitaire (4:09)
2. Waltz for the Old Folks (2:05)
3. Ballad for the Lonely (3:38)
4. Samba! (2:10)
From Acrobats: Music of David Leisner
Cedille Records CDR 90000 096 (Tracks 6–9)
Cavatina Duo

ESA-PEKKA SALONEN (b. 1954)
Lachen Verlernt (2002) (9:43)
From Rhapsodic Musings: 21st Century Works for Solo for Violin
Cedille Records CDR 90000 113 (Track 1)
Jennifer Koh

FRANZ LISZT (1811–1886)
Les jeux d’eau a la Villa d’Este (1877) (7:12)
From Debussy & Liszt
Cedille Records CDR 90000 098 (Disc 2 Track 13)
Jorge Federico Osorio
 
Playlist for June 26, 2013
Shostakovich on Cedille


DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH (1906–1975)
String Quartet No. 1 in C major, Op. 49 (14:41)
I. Moderato
II. Moderato
III. Allegro molto
IV. Allegro

From The Soviet Experience: Volume II
Cedille Records CDR 90000 130 (Disc 1, Tracks 1–4)
Pacifica Quartet

DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH
String Quartet No. 7 in F-sharp minor, Op. 108 (12:13)
I. Allegretto
II. Andante
III. Moderato—Allegretto—Andante

From The Soviet Experience: Volume I
Cedille Records CDR 90000 127 (Disc 2 tracks 1–3)
Pacifica Quartet

DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH
String Quartet No. 12 in D-flat major, Op. 133
II. Allegretto (19:24)

From The Soviet Experience: Volume III
Cedille Records CDR 90000 138 (Disc 2 track 2)
Pacifica Quartet
 
Playlist for June 19, 2013
Prokofiev on Cedille


SERGEI PROKOFIEV (1891–1953)
Sarcasms, Op. 17 (1914) (10:45)
I. Tempestoso
II. Allegro rubato
III. Allegro precipitato
IV. Smanioso
V. Precipitosissimo
From Radical Piano
Cedille Records CDR 90000 027 (Tracks 1–5)
Easley Blackwood, piano

SERGEI PROKOFIEV
Adagio from Ten Pieces from Cinderella, Op. 97b (3:51)
From Russian Music for Cello & Piano
Cedille Records CDR 90000 120 (Track 6)
Wendy Warner, cello
Irina Nuzova, piano

SERGEI PROKOFIEV
The bush on the hill, Op. 104, No. 3
From Songs of the Romantic Age
Cedille Records CDR 90000 019 (Track 18)
Patrice Michaels, soprano
Deborah Sobol, piano

SERGEI PROKOFIEV
String Quartet No. 2 in F major, Op. 92 (22:09)
I. Allegro sostenuto
II. Adagio
III. Allegro—Andante molto—Allegro I
From The Soviet Experience: Volume II
Cedille Records CDR 90000 130 (Disc 2 tracks 6–8)
Pacifica Quartet

MIECZYSLAW WEINBERG (1919–1996)
String Quartet No. 6 in E minor, op. 35
II. Presto agitato (2:30)
From The Soviet Experience: Volume III
Cedille Records CDR 90000 138 (Disc 2 track 4)
Pacifica Quartet

ARAM KHACHATURIAN (1903–1978)
Toccata (4:20)
From Dmitry Paperno: Uncommon Encores
Cedille Records CDR 90000 007 (Track 14)
Dmitry Paperno, piano
 
Playlist for June 12, 2013
Miaskovsky on Cedille


NIKOLAI MIASKOVSKY (1881–1950)
Sonata No. 2 in A minor for Cello and Piano, Op. 81 (23:11)
I. Allegro moderato
II. Andante cantabile
III. Allegro con spirito
From Russian Music for Cello & Piano
Cedille Records CDR 90000 120 (Tracks 1–3)
Wendy Warner, cello
Irina Nuzova, piano

NIKOLAI MIASKOVSKY
String Quartet No. 13 in A minor, Op. 86 (25:36)
I. Moderato
II. Presto fantastico
III. Andante con moto e molto cantabile
IV. Molto vivo, energico
From The Soviet Experience: Volume I
Cedille Records CDR 90000 127 (Disc 2 tracks 9–12)
Pacifica Quartet
 
Playlist for June 5, 2013
Tchaikovsky on Cedille


PIOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY (1840–1893)
Meditation, Op. 72, No. 5 (4:46)
From Dmitry Paperno Plays Russian Piano Music
Cedille Records CDR 90000 001 (Track 1)
Dmitry Paperno, piano

PIOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY
String Quartet No. 1 in D major, Op. 11 (28:20)
I. Moderato e semplice
II. Andante cantabile
III. Scherzo: Allegro non tanto
IV. Finale: Allegro giusto
From Tchaikovsky: String Quartets Nos. 1 & 3
Cedille Records CDR 90000 056 (Tracks 1–4)
Vermeer Quartet

PIOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY
Was I not a blade of grass? Op. 47, No. 7 (5:56)
From Songs of the Romantic Age
Cedille Records CDR 90000 019 (Track 16)
Patrice Michaels, soprano
Deborah Sobol, piano

PIOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY
Dumka, Op. 59 (7:45)
From Paperno Live
Cedille Records CDR 90000 044 (Track 17)
Dmitry Paperno, piano
 
Playlist for May 29, 2013
Delights & Dances


MICHAEL ABELS (b. 1962)
Delights & Dances for String Quartet and String Orchestra (13:03)
From Delights & Dances
Cedille Records CDR 90000 141 (Track 1)
Harlem Quartet
Chicago Sinfonietta
Mei-Ann Chen, conductor

BENJAMIN LEES (1924–2010)
Concerto for String Quartet and Orchestra
III. Allegro energico (5:28)
From Delights & Dances
Cedille Records CDR 90000 141 (Track 4)
Harlem Quartet
Chicago Sinfonietta
Mei-Ann Chen, conductor

AN-LUN HUANG (b. 1949)
“Saibei Dance” from Saibei Suite No. 2 (4:08)
From Delights & Dances
Cedille Records CDR 90000 141 (Track 5)
Chicago Sinfonietta
Mei-Ann Chen, conductor

LEONARD BERNSTEIN arr. RANDALL CRAIG FLEISCHER (b. 1958)
West Side Story Concerto for String Quartet and Orchestra (excerpt) (23:41)
Cha Cha
Maria
Tonight
Cadenza
Prologue
America
Quintet
Cadenza 2
Finale
From Delights & Dances
Cedille Records CDR 90000 141 (Tracks 7–15)
Harlem Quartet
Chicago Sinfonietta
Mei-Ann Chen, conductor
 
Playlist for May 22, 2013
Opera on Cedille


GIAN CARLO MENOTTI (1911–2007)
The Medium
Act I (excerpt) (18:30)
From Menotti: The Medium
Cedille Records CDR 90000 034 (Tracks 10–22)
Joyce Castle, mezzo-soprano
Patrice Michaels, soprano
Diane Ragains, soprano
Peter Van De Graaf, bass-baritone
Barbara Landis, mezzo-soprano
Chicago Opera Theater
Lawrence Rapchak, conductor

ROBERT KURKA (1921–1957)
The Good Soldier Schweik
Act 1, Scene 1: Schweik’s Flat in Prague (3:33)
From Robert Kurka: The Good Soldier Schweik
Cedille Records CDR 90000 062 (Disc 1 track 3)
Jason Collins, tenor
Kelli Harrington, soprano
Chicago Opera Theater
Alexander Platt, conductor

ROBERT KURKA
The Good Soldier Schweik
Act 1, Scene 6: The Insane Asylum (Schweik: “I never felt so good before . . .”) (2:22)
From Robert Kurka: The Good Soldier Schweik
Cedille Records CDR 90000 062 (Disc 1 track 11)
Jason Collins, tenor
Chicago Opera Theater
Alexander Platt, conductor

ROBERT KURKA
The Good Soldier Schweik
Act 1, Scene 7: Part 1: Schweik’s flat, Part 2: The street below (4:29)
From Robert Kurka: The Good Soldier Schweik
Cedille Records CDR 90000 062 (Disc 1 Tracks 16–18)
Jason Collins, tenor
Kelli Harrington, soprano
Chicago Opera Theater
Alexander Platt, conductor

ROBERT KURKA
The Good Soldier Schweik
Act 2, Scene 1: Army infirmary (6:11)
From Robert Kurka: The Good Soldier Schweik
Cedille Records CDR 90000 062 (Disc 2 Tracks 3–5)
Marc Embree, baritone
Jason Collins, tenor
Wayne Alan Behr, tenor
Christian Elser, baritone
Robert Boldin, tenor
Alvaro Ramirez, bass
Stephen Noon, tenor
Timothy Sharp, baritone
Chicago Opera Theater
Alexander Platt, conductor

ROBERT KURKA
The Good Soldier Schweik
Act 2, Scene 3: Lieutenant Lukash’s flat (7:58)
From Robert Kurka: The Good Soldier Schweik
Cedille Records CDR 90000 062 (Disc 2 Tracks 10–12)
Jason Collins, tenor
Marc Embree, baritone
Kelli Harrington, soprano
Robert Boldin, tenor
Alvaro Ramirez, bass
Stephen Noon, tenor
Chicago Opera Theater
Alexander Platt, conductor
 
Playlist for May 15, 2013
Choirs on Cedille


CHARLES VILLIERS STANFORD (1852–1924)
Three Motets, Op. 38 (1905)
III. Beati Quorum Via (3:35)
From Hear My Prayer: Choral Music of the English Romantics
Cedille Records CDR 90000 036 (Track 8)
and Serenely Cedille
Cedille Records CDR 8001 (Track 17)
His Majestie's Clerkes
Anne Heider, director

FRANK FERKO (b. 1950)
Stabat Mater
IV. Quae maerebat (2:28)
From Frank Ferko: Stabat Mater
Cedille Records CDR 90000 051 (Track 5)
His Majestie's Clerkes
Anne Heider, director
Frank Ferko, composer

KEVIN OLSON (b. 1970)
Summer Sonnet (4:46)
From Shall I Compare Thee?
Cedille Records CDR 90000 085 (Track 1)
Chicago a cappella
Kevin Olson, composer

CHRISTIAN ONYEJI (b. 1967)
Amuworo ayi otu nwa (2:50)
From Christmas a cappella
Cedille Records CDR 90000 107 (Track 1)
Chicago a cappella

WILLIAM FERRIS (b. 1942)
Snowcarols
III. In the bleak mid-winter (4:44)
From Snowcarols
Cedille Records CDR 90000 101 (Track 12)
William Ferris Chorale
Composer Festival Orchestra
Paul French, conductor

ALAN HOVHANESS (1911–2000)
Four Motets, Op. 268
III. Lord, Who Shall Abide (3:30)
From American Choral Premieres
Cedille Records CDR 90000 109 (Track 3)
William Ferris Chorale
Paul French, conductor

GIAN CARLO MENOTTI (1911–2007)
Missa "O Pulchritudo"
Motet: O Pulchritudo (5:54)
From William Ferris Chorale: Menotti and Vierne
Cedille Records CDR 7001 (Track 3)
William Ferris Chorale
William Ferris, conductor

LEO SOWERBY (1895–1968)
The Canticle of the Sun
Praised be my Lord for our mother the earth... (3:03)
From The Pulitzer Project
Cedille Records CDR 90000 125 (Track 17)
Grant Park Chorus
Grant Park Orchestra
Carlos Kalmar, conductor
Christopher Bell, chorus director
Leo Sowerby, composer

STACY GARROP (b. 1969)
Sonnets of Desire, Longing, and Whimsy (7:45)
I. Now by this moon, before this moon shall wane
II. Time does not bring relief; you all have lied
III. I shall forget you presently, my dear
From Songs of Smaller Creatures and other American Choral Works
Cedille Records CDR 90000 131 (Tracks 8–10)
Grant Park Chorus
Christopher Bell, conductor
Stacy Garrop, composer

LITA GRIER (b. 1937)
I AM (2:59)
From In Songs from Spoon River, Reflections of a Peacemaker, and Other Vocal Works by Lita Grier
Cedille Records CDR 90000 112 (Track 28)
Chicago Children's Choir
Josephine Lee, conductor
John Goodwin, piano
Lita Grier, composer
 
Playlist for May 8, 2013
More Solo Singers on Cedille


FRANK FERKO (b. 1950)
Stabat Mater
II. The Mother (3:53)
From Frank Ferko: Stabat Mater
Cedille Records CDR 90000 051 (Track 11) 
Nancy Gustafson, soprano 
His Majestie's Clerkes 
Anne Heider, conductor

JAN VÁCLAV HUGO VOŘÍŠEK (1791–1825)
Mass in B-Flat Major
V. Benedictus (3:56)
From Vorisek: Mass in B-Flat, Symphony in D
Cedille Records CDR 90000 058 (Track 13) 
Patrice Michaels, soprano 
Tami Jantzi, mezzo-soprano 
William Watson, tenor 
Peter Van De Graaff, bass 
Czech National Symphony Orchestra 
Paul Freeman, conductor

WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART (1756–1791)
"Restati qua… Per queste tue manine" K. 540b from Don Giovanni (5:24)
From Divas of Mozart’s Day
Cedille Records CDR 90000 064 (Track 10) 
Patrice Michaels, soprano 
Peter Van De Graaff, bass-baritone 
Classical Arts Orchestra
Stephen Alltop, conductor

ANONYMOUS
"Levin and Hirsch and Cohn" (3:04)
From Dancing on the Edge of a Volcano
Cedille Records CDR 90000 065 (Disc 2 track 4) 
Stewart Figa, baritone 
New Budapest Orpheum Society

DARIUS MILHAUD (1892–1974)
"Holem Tza’adi" (2:49)
From Dancing on the Edge of a Volcano
Cedille Records CDR 90000 065 (Track 23) 
Julia Bentley, mezzo-soprano 
New Budapest Orpheum Society

FRIEDRICH HOLLÄNDER (1896–1976)
Marianka (2:32)
From Jewish Cabaret in Exile
Cedille Records CDR 90000 110 (Track 24) 
Julia Bentley, mezzo-soprano 
New Budapest Orpheum Society

STACY GARROP (b. 1969)
Ars Poetica
I. Introduction to Poetry (5:51)
From The Billy Collins Suite: Songs Inspired by His Poetry
Cedille Records CDR 90000 115 (Track 2) 
Buffy Baggott, mezzo-soprano 
Lincoln Trio

STACY GARROP
In Eleanor’s Words
III. An Anonymous Letter (2:33)
From In Eleanor's Words: Music of Stacy Garrop
Cedille Records CDR 90000 122 (Track 4) 
Buffy Baggott, mezzo-soprano 
Kuang-Hao Huang, piano

HECTOR BERLIOZ (1803–1869)
La mort de Cléopâtre
Méditation: “Grands Phararons” (4:49)
From Royal Mezzo
Cedille Records CDR 90000 104 (Track 4) 
Jennifer Larmore, mezzo-soprano
Grant Park Orchestra 
Carlos Kalmar, conductor

LITA GRIER (b. 1937)
Sneezles (1972) (3:21)
From Songs from Spoon River, Reflections of a Peacemaker, and Other Vocal Works by Lita Grier
Cedille Records CDR 90000 112 (Track 6) 
Michelle Areyzaga, soprano 
Anne Bach, oboe 
Tina Laughlin, percussion 
William Billingham, piano

WILLIAM FERRIS (1937–2000)
Ed È Subito Sera, Solo Cantata for Tenor and String Orchestra
II. Ora che sale il giorno (5:00)
From Corridors of Light: Music of William Ferris
Cedille Records CDR 7004 (Track 3) 
John Vorrasi, tenor 
Chicago String Ensemble
Alan Heatherington, conductor
 
Playlist for May 1, 2013
Soprano Patrice Michaels


Six Elizabethan Songs (1958)
Hymn (3:46)
From 20th Century Baroque
Cedille Records CDR 90000 011 (Track 16)
Patrice Michaels, soprano
Rembrandt Chamber Players

SERGEI RACHMANINOFF (1873–1943)
The Muse, Op. 34, No. 1 (3:41)
From Songs of the Romantic Age
Cedille Records CDR 90000 019 (Track 17)
Patrice Michaels, soprano
Deborah Sobol, piano

ANTONIO VIVALDI (1678–1741)
Cantata: All‘ombra di sospetto, RV178
Aria: Mentiti contenti (3:47)
From A Vivaldi Concert
Cedille Records CDR 90000 025 (Track 11)
Patrice Michaels, soprano
Chicago Baroque Ensemble

DOMINICK ARGENTO (b. 1927)
Letters from Composers
Johann Sebastian Bach (3:39)
From To Be Sung Upon the Water
Cedille Records CDR 90000 029 (Track 4)
Patrice Michaels, soprano
Jeffrey Kust, guitar

GIAN CARLO MENOTTI (1911–2007)
The Medium
Monica’s Waltz (5:22)
From Gian Carlo Menotti: The Medium
Cedille Records CDR 90000 034 (Tracks 24–25)
Patrice Michaels, soprano
Chicago Opera Theater
Lawrence Rapchak, conductor

MARIA SZYMANOWSKA (1789–1831)
Ballade (3:31)
From Songs of the Classical Age
Cedille Records CDR 90000 049 (Track 24)
Patrice Michaels, soprano
David Schrader, fortepiano

LILI BOULANGER (1893–1918)
Clairieres dans le ciel
I. Elle était descendue au bas de la prairie (2:00)
From Clearings in the Sky
Cedille Records CDR 90000 054 (Track 9)
Patrice Michaels, soprano
Rebecca Rollins, piano

VINCENZO RIGHINI (1756–1812)
"Per pietà, deh, ricercate" from L’incontro inaspettato (1785) (4:50)
From Divas from Mozart’s Day
Cedille Records CDR 90000 064 (Track 2)
Patrice Michaels, soprano
Peter Van De Graaff, bass-baritone
Classical Arts Orchestra
Stephen Alltop, conductor

BENJAMIN BRITTEN (1913–1976)
Les Illuminations
IIIb. Antique (1:55)
From La vie est une parade
Cedille Records CDR 90000 070 (Track 15)
Patrice Michaels, soprano
Czech National Symphony Orchestra
Paul Freeman, conductor

GERMAINE TAILLEFERRE (1892–1983)
L’autre jour en m’y promenant (2:22)
From La vie est une parade
Cedille Records CDR 90000 070 (Track 24)
Patrice Michaels, soprano
Chicago Chamber Musicians

JOHN HARMON (b. 1935)
Light Feet (2002) (3:34)
From American Songs
Cedille Records CDR 90000 091 (Track 27)
Patrice Michaels, soprano
Elizabeth Buccheri, piano
 
Playlist for April 24, 2013
Two New Releases


VLADIMIR REBIKOV (1866–1920)
Berceuse (Lullaby), No. 1 from Trois Morceaux, Op. 7 (1:44)

AMY BEACH (1867–1944)
Berceuse (Lullaby), No. 2 from Three Compositions, Op. 40 (3:44)

LUDWIG SCHWAB (1880–1943)
Berceuse écossaise (Scottish Lullaby) (3:54)

OTTORINO RESPIGHI (1879–1936)
Berceuse (Lullaby), No. 1 from Sei Pezzi (3:30)

GEORGE GERSHWIN (1898–1937)
"Summertime" from Porgy and Bess (3:45)
From Violin Lullabies
Cedille Records CDR 90000 139 (Tracks 3–7)
Rachel Barton Pine, violin
Matthew Hagle, piano

CARLOS CHÁVEZ (1899–1978)
Piano Concerto (1940)
III. Finale: Allegro non troppo (7:05)
From Carlos Chávez Piano Concerto and solo piano works by Chávez, Moncayo & Zyman
Cedille Records CDR 90000 140 (Track 3)
Jorge Federico Osorio, piano
Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional de México
Carlos Miguel Prieto, conductor

JOSÉ PABLO MONCAYO (1912–1958)
Muros Verdes (1951) (6:36)
From Carlos Chávez Piano Concerto and solo piano works by Chávez, Moncayo & Zyman
Cedille Records CDR 90000 140 (Track 5)
Jorge Federico Osorio, piano

JEAN SIBELIUS (1865–1957)
Berceuse (Lullaby), No. 6 from Six Pieces, Op. 79 (2:25)

PAULINE VIARDOT-GARCÍA (1821–1910)
Berceuse (Lullaby), No. 3 from Six Morceaux (2:34)

ALAN HOVHANESS (1911–2000)
Oror (Lullaby), Op. 1 (2:38)

IGOR STRAVINSKY (1882–1971)
Berceuse (Lullaby) from The Firebird (2:55)

MAURICE RAVEL (1875–1937)
Berceuse sur le nom de Gabriel Fauré (Lullaby on the name “Gabriel Fauré”) (2:25)
From Violin Lullabies
Cedille Records CDR 90000 139 (Tracks 10–14)
Rachel Barton Pine, violin
Matthew Hagle, piano
 
Playlist for April 17, 2013
Orchestras Home & Abroad


EASLEY BLACKWOOD (b. 1933)
Symphony No. 5, Op. 34
III. Allegro vivo (7:01)
From Easley Blackwood: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 5
Cedille Records CDR 90000 016 (Track 3)
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
James DePreist, conductor

JOSEPH WHITE (1835–1918)
Violin Concerto in F-sharp Minor
Adagio ma non troppo (4:51)
From Violin Concertos by Black Composers of the 18th and 19th Centuries
Cedille Records CDR 90000 035 (Track 8)
Rachel Barton Pine, violin
Encore Chamber Orchestra
Daniel Hege, conductor

HEINRICH IGNAZ FRANZ VON BIBER (1644–1704)
Mensa Sonora: Pars V in E major
I. Intrada Allegro (1:08)
II. Balletto (0:45)
III. Trezza (0:41)
IV. Gigue (0:48)
From Biber: Mensa Sonora & Battalia
Cedille Records CDR 90000 116 (Tracks 26–29)
Baroque Band
Garry Clarke, conductor

LEO SOWERBY (1895–1968)
Comes Autumn Time – Program Overture for Orchestra (4:41)
From Prairie: Tone Poems by Leo Sowerby
Cedille Records CDR 90000 033 (Track 1)
Czech National Symphony Orchestra
Paul Freeman, conductor

DOMENICO CIMAROSA (1749–1801)
Concerto for Two Flutes in G Major (played on flute & oboe)
III. Rondo (4:08)
From Wind Concertos by Cimarosa, Molique, and Moscheles
Cedille Records CDR 90000 080 (Track 3)
Mathieu Dufour, flute
Alex Klein, oboe
Czech National Symphony Orchestra
Paul Freeman, conductor

MAX BRUCH (1838–1920)
Scottish Fantasy, Op. 46
III. Andante sostenuto (6:52)
From Scottish Fantasies for Violin & Orchestra
Cedille Records CDR 90000 083 (Disc 1, Track 4)
Rachel Barton Pine, violin
Scottish Chamber Orchestra
Alexander Platt, conductor

JOHANNES BRAHMS (1833–1897)
Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 77
III. Allegro giocoso, ma non troppo vivace (8:20)
From Brahms & Joachim Violin Concertos
Cedille Records CDR 90000 068 (Disc 2, Track 4)
Rachel Barton Pine, violin
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Carlos Kalmar, conductor
 
Playlist for April 10, 2013
The Grant Park Orchestra and Carlos Kalmar


SAMUEL BARBER (1910–1981)
Toccata Festiva for Organ & Orchestra, Op. 36 (1960) (excerpt)
From American Works for Organ and Orchestra
Cedille Records CDR 90000 063 (Track 1)
David Schrader, organ
Grant Park Orchestra
Carlos Kalmar, conductor

MICHAEL COLGRASS (b. 1932)
Snow Walker for Organ & Orchestra (1990)
III. The Whispering Voices of the Spirits Who Ride with the Lights in the Sky (4:05)
From American Works for Organ and Orchestra
Cedille Records CDR 90000 063 (Track 7)
David Schrader, organ
Grant Park Orchestra
Carlos Kalmar, conductor

ROBERT KURKA (1921–1957)
Symphony No. 2, Op. 24 (1953)
III. Presto gioioso (6:36)
From Robert Kurka: Symphonic Works
Cedille Records CDR 90000 077 (Track 4)
Grant Park Orchestra
Carlos Kalmar, conductor

BOHUSLAV MARTINU (1890–1959)
Violin Concerto No. 2, H. 293 (1943)
III. Poco Allegro (8:35)
From Jennifer Koh: Portraits
Cedille Records CDR 90000 089 (Track 4)
Jennifer Koh, violin
Grant Park Orchestra
Carlos Kalmar, conductor

JOHN CORIGLIANO (b. 1938)
Midsummer Fanfare (2004) (5:49)
From American Orchestral Works
Cedille Records CDR 90000 090 (Track 5)
Grant Park Orchestra
Carlos Kalmar, conductor

MAURICE RAVEL (1875–1937)
Sheherazade
II. La flûte enchantée (3:00)
From Royal Mezzo
Cedille Records CDR 90000 104 (Track 7)
Jennifer Larmore, mezzo-soprano
Mary Stolper, solo flute
Grant Park Orchestra
Carlos Kalmar, conductor

AARON JAY KERNIS (b. 1960)
Too Hot Toccata (1996) (5:53)
From Symphony in Waves
Cedille Records CDR 90000 105 (Track 2)
Grant Park Orchestra
Carlos Kalmar, conductor

LEO SOWERBY (1895–1968)
Praised be my Lord for all those who pardon one another... (2:47)
From The Pulitzer Project
Cedille Records CDR 90000 125 (Track 18)
Grant Park Orchestra
Grant Park Chorus
Carlos Kalmar, conductor
Christopher Bell, chorus director

AARON COPLAND (1900–1990)
Appalachian Spring
Doppio movimento (3:11)
From The Pulitzer Project
Cedille Records CDR 90000 125 (Track 9)
Grant Park Orchestra
Carlos Kalmar, conductor
 
Playlist for April 3, 2013
The Chicago Sinfonietta and Paul Freeman


RUDOLPH GANZ (1877–1972)
Piano Concerto in E-flat Major, Op. 32 (1940)
III. Scherzo: Dance-like (animato) (4:13)
From Chicago Concertos: Piano Concertos by Rudolph Ganz and John La Montaine
Cedille Records CDR 90000 028 (Track 3)
Ramon Salvatore, piano
Chicago Sinfonietta
Paul Freeman, conductor

LEO SOWERBY (1895–1968)
Symphony No. 2
III. Fugue: Not fast; with dignity (6:43)
From Leo Sowerby: Symphony No. 2, other works
Cedille Records CDR 90000 039 (Track 6)
Chicago Sinfonietta
Paul Freeman, conductor

FELA SOWANDE (1905–1987)
African Suite (selections) (1930)
II. Nostalgia - Andante (4:14)
From African Heritage Symphonic Series, Vol. I
Cedille Records CDR 90000 055 (Track 7)
Chicago Sinfonietta
Paul Freeman, conductor

WILLIAM GRANT STILL (1895–1978)
Symphony No. 1, "Afro-American" (1930)
I. Moderato assai (6:10)
From African Heritage Symphonic Series, Vol. I
Cedille Records CDR 90000 055 (Track 9)
Chicago Sinfonietta
Paul Freeman, conductor

ADOLPHUS HAILSTORK (b. 1941)
Epitaph for a Man who Dreamed (1979) (7:37)
From African Heritage Symphonic Series, Vol. II
Cedille Records CDR 90000 061 (Track 13)
Chicago Sinfonietta
Paul Freeman, conductor

MICHAEL ABELS (b. 1962)
Global Warming (1990) (8:10)
From African Heritage Symphonic Series, Vol. III
Cedille Records CDR 90000 066 (Track 1)
Chicago Sinfonietta
Paul Freeman, conductor

COLERIDGE-TAYLOR PERKINSON (1932–2004)
Sinfonietta No. 1 for Strings (1954–55)
II. Song Form: Largo (5:08)
From Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson: A Celebration
Chicago Sinfonietta
Paul Freeman, conductor
 
Playlist for March 27, 2013
The Pacifica Quartet


EASLEY BLACKWOOD (b. 1932)
String Quartet No. 2, Op. 6 (1959)
II. Prestissimo (2:57)
From String Quartets by Easley Blackwood
Cedille Records CDR 90000 050 (Track 5)
Pacifica Quartet

ANTONIN DVORAK (1841–1904)
String Quintet in E-flat Major, Op. 97
II. Allegro vivo (5:50)
From Dvorak: Quartet Op. 106 & Quintet Op. 97
Cedille Records CDR 90000 059 (Track 6)
Pacifica Quartet
Michael Tree, viola

FELIX MENDELSSOHN (1809–1847)
String Quartet in E-Flat Major, Op. 12
II. Canzonetta: Allegretto (4:00)
From Mendelssohn: The Complete String Quartets
Cedille Records CDR 90000 082 (Disc 1, track 6)
Pacifica Quartet

LEOŠ JANÁCEK (1854–1928)
String Quartet No. 2, "Intimate Letters" (1928)
III. Moderato (5:48)
From Declarations: Music Between the Wars
Cedille Records CDR 90000 092 (Track 3)
Pacifica Quartet

NIKOLAI MIASKOVSKY (1881–1950)
String Quartet No. 13 in A minor, Op. 86 (1950)
II. Presto fantastico (5:54)
From The Soviet Experience: Volume I
Cedille Records CDR 90000 127 (Disc 2, Track 10)
Pacifica Quartet

DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH (1906–1975)
String Quartet No. 3 in F major, Op. 73 (1946)
I. Allegretto (6:57)
From The Soviet Experience: Volume II
Cedille Records CDR 90000 130 (Disc 2, Track 1)
Pacifica Quartet

DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH (1906–1975)
String Quartet No. 10 in A-flat major, Op. 119 (1964)
IV. Allegretto (9:41)
From The Soviet Experience Volume III
Cedille Records CDR 90000138 (Disc 1, Track 9)
Pacifica Quartet
 
Playlist for March 20, 2013
Take 5 (or more): Larger Chamber Ensembles


ELLIOTT CARTER (1908–2012)
Woodwind Quintet (1948)
II. Allegro giocoso (4:01)
From Early Chamber Music of Elliott Carter
Cedille Records CDR 90000 048 (Track 3)
Chicago Pro Musica

JOSEF LABOR (1842–1924)
Quintet in D major for Clarinet, Violin, Viola, Cello, and Piano, Op. 11 (1900)
II. Allegretto grazioso (5:56)
From Twilight of the Romantics
Cedille Records CDR 90000 088 (Track 6)
Orion Ensemble

THOMAS ALBERT (b. 1948)
Thirteen Ways (1997)
VIII. Steady, rhythmic (2:37)
From thirteen ways
Cedille Records CDR 90000 067 (Track 19)
eighth blackbird

DANIEL KELLOGG (b. 1976)
Divinum Mysterium (2000)
III. Light (3:32)
From beginnings
Cedille Records CDR 90000 076 (Track 4)
eighth blackbird

FREDERIC RZEWSKI (b. 1938)
Les Moutons de Panurge (1969) (11:38)
From fred: Music by Frederic Rzewski
Cedille Records CDR 90000 084 (Track 7)
eighth blackbird

STEVEN MACKEY (b. 1966)
Indigenous Instruments (1989)
III. (5:37)
From strange imaginary animals
Cedille Records CDR 90000 094 (Track 5)
eighth blackbird

STEVEN MACKEY
Addiction (3:50)
From Lonely Motel: Music from Slide
Cedille Records CDR 90000128 (Track 7)
eighth blackbird
with Steven Mackey, composer / electric guitar
Rinde Eckert, librettist / vocalist

STEPHEN HARTKE (b. 1952)
Meanwhile: Incidental music to imaginary puppet plays
I. Procession (3:34)
From meanwhile
Cedille Records CDR 90000 133 (Track 4)
eighth blackbird

JAMES WOODWARD (b. 1978)
Gaudete (2007) (3:11)
From Chicago Moves
Cedille Records CDR 90000 136 (Track 1)
Gaudete Brass
 
Playlist for March 13, 2013
Duos & Trios


PAUL HINDEMITH (1895–1963)
Quartet for Clarinet, Violin, Cello, and Piano (1938)
I. Massig bewegt (7:09)
From Clarinet Chamber Music by Hindemith
Cedille Records CDR 90000 072 (Track 13)
John Bruce Yeh, clarinet
Amelia Piano Trio

DAVID LEISNER (b. 1953)
Acrobats (2002)
I. In the Wings (3:58)
From Acrobats: Music of David Leisner
Cedille Records CDR 90000 096 (Track 1)
Cavatina Duo

ATANAS OURKOUZOUNOV (b. 1970)
Makedonski pesen (Macedonian song) (2:59)
From The Balkan Project
Cedille Records CDR 90000 117 (Track 15)
Cavatina Duo

GIUSEPPE TARTINI (1692 - 1770)
Sonata Pastorale in A Major
III. Largo (3:13)
From An Italian Sojourn
Cedille Records CDR 90000 099 (Track 14)
Trio Settecento

HENRY PURCELL (1659–1695)
Hornpipe from Abdelazer "Hole in the Wall" (3:04)
From An English Fancy
Cedille Records CDR 90000 135 (Track 29)
Trio Settecento

STACY GARROP (b. 1969)
Ars Poetica
II. Sonnet (2:01)
From The Billy Collins Suite: Songs Inspired by His Poetry
Cedille Records CDR 90000 115 (Track 3)
Buffy Baggott, mezzo-soprano
Lincoln Trio

STACY GARROP (b. 1969)
Silver Dagger for violin, cello, and piano (5:28)
From In Eleanor's Words: Music of Stacy Garrop
Cedille Records CDR 90000 122 (Track 1)
Lincoln Trio

LERA AUERBACH (b. 1973)
Trio for violin, cello, and piano (1992/1996)
II. Andante (5:32)
From Notable Women: Trios by Today's Female Composers
Cedille Records CDR 90000 126 (Track 2)
Lincoln Trio

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN (1770–1827)
Piano Trio in D Major, Kinsky/Halm Anhang 3
I. Allegro (6:04)
From The Beethoven Project Trio
Cedille Records CDR 90000 118 (Track 2)
Beethoven Project Trio
 
Playlist for March 6, 2013
Chamber Ensembles: Early on Cedille


ILYA HURNÍK (b. 1922)
Sonata da camera
IV. Prestissimo (5:09)
From 20th Century Baroque
Cedille Records CDR 90000 011 (Track 10) 
Rembrandt Chamber Players

PADRE ANTONIO SOLER (1729–1783)
Quintet No. 4 in A Minor
III. Allegro assai (5:40)
From Soler: Quintets for Harpsichord & Strings, Nos. 4-6
Cedille Records CDR 90000 030 (Track 3) 
David Schrader, harpsichord
Chicago Baroque Ensemble

ANTONIO VIVALDI (1678–1741)
Concerto in G-Major for Flute and Strings, RV436
I. Allegro (3:02)
From A Vivaldi Concert
Cedille Records CDR 90000 025 (Track 20)
Anita Miller-Rieder, transverse flute 
Chicago Baroque Ensemble

PYOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY (1840–1893)
String Quartet No. 2 in F major, Op. 22
II. Scherzo: Allegro giusto (6:05)
From Tchaikovsky: Quartet Op. 22, Sextet "Souvenir de Florence"
Cedille Records CDR 90000 017 (Track 2) 
Vermeer Quartet

ARTHUR BLISS (1891–1975)
Quintet for Oboe and String Quartet (1927)
II. Andante con moto (8:40)
From Britten & Bliss
Cedille Records CDR 90000 093 (Track 3) 
Alex Klein, oboe 
Vermeer Quartet

DAVID DIAMOND (1915–2005)
Quintet in B minor for Flute, String Trio and Piano (1937)
I. Allegro deciso e molto ritmico (3:51)
From David Diamond Chamber Music
Cedille Records CDR 90000 023 (Track 1) 
Chicago Chamber Musicians

PAUL PIERNÉ (1874–1952)
Bucolique variee (7:57)
From 20th Century French Wind Trios
Cedille Records CDR 90000 040 (Track 25) 
Chicago Chamber Musicians

ERIK SATIE (1866–1925)/EASLEY BLACKWOOD (b. 1933)
La Diva de l’Empire (2:50)
From La vie est une parade
Cedille Records CDR 90000 070 (Track 1) 
Patrice Michaels, soprano 
The Chicago Chamber Musicians
 
Playlist for February 27, 2013
Chicago Cellists Galore


EASLEY BLACKWOOD (b. 1933)
Cello Sonata, Op. 31
III. Scherzo. Molto allegro (excerpt) (4:10)
From Blackwood & Bridge: Cello Sonatas
Cedille Records CDR 90000 008 (Track 5)
And Cedille on the Move
Cedille Records CDR 8002 (Track 11)
Kim Scholes, cello
Easley Blackwood, piano

ANTONIO VIVALDI (1678–1741)
Cello Sonata in B-flat, Op. 14, No. 4, RV45
II. Allegro (1:40)
From A Vivaldi Concert
Cedille Records CDR 90000 025 (Track 13)
John Mark Rozendaal, cello
David Schrader, harpsichord

ELLIOTT CARTER (1908–2012)
Sonata for Cello and Piano (1948)
II. Vivace, molto leggiero (5:00)
From Early Chamber Music of Elliott Carter
Cedille Records CDR 90000 048 (Track 5)
Barbara Haffner, cello
Easley Blackwood, piano

ERWIN SCHULHOFF (1894–1942)
Duo (1925)
II. Zingaresca: Allegro giocoso (3:14)
From Double Play: Twentieth Century Duos for Violin & Cello
Cedille Records CDR 90000 047 (Track 5)
Rachel Barton Pine, violin
Wendy Warner, cello

DAVID POPPER (1843–1913)
Im Walde, Op. 50
No. 2 Gnomentanz (3:30)
From Wendy Warner Plays Popper & Piatigorsky
Cedille Records CDR 90000 111 (Track 9)
Wendy Warner, cello
Eileen Buck, piano

ALEXANDER SCRIABIN (1872–1915)
Etude Op. 8, No. 11 (4:03) Transcription by Gregor Piatigorsky
From Russian Music for Cello & Piano
Cedille Records CDR 90000 120 (Track 4)
Wendy Warner, cello
Irina Nuzova, piano

CARTER PANN (b. 1972)
Differences for cello and piano (1998)
V. Song (1:44)
From Composers in the Loft
Cedille Records CDR 90000 100 (Track 6)
David Ying, cello
Elinor Freer, piano

DAVID BAKER (b. 1931)
Cello Concerto (1975)
III. Fast (6:09)
From African Heritage Symphonic Series, Vol. III
Cedille Records CDR 90000 066 (Track 4)
Katinka Kleijn, cello
Chicago Sinfonietta
Paul Freeman, conductor

COLERIDGE-TAYLOR PERKINSON (1932–2004)
Lamentations: Black/Folk Song Suite for Solo Cello (1973)
I. Fuguing Tune: resolute (4:24)
From Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson: A Celebration
Cedille Records CDR 90000 087
Tahirah Whittington, cello

LERA AUERBACH (b. 1973)
24 Preludes for violoncello and piano
12. Adagio (4:59)
From Celloquy
CDR 90000 137 (Track 12)
Ani Aznavoorian, cello
Lera Auerbach, piano
 
Playlist for February 20, 2013
The Windy City


EASLEY BLACKWOOD (b. 1933)
Sonatina in F major for Piccolo Clarinet, Op. 38 (11:05)
From Clarinet Sonatas by Easley Blackwood and Max Reger
Cedille Records CDR 90000 022 (Track 10)
John Bruce Yeh, clarinet
Easley Blackwood, composer, piano

PAUL HINDEMITH (1895–1963)
Variations for Clarinet and Strings from the Music Day at Plön (1932) (3:54)
From Clarinet Chamber Music by Hindemith
Cedille Records CDR 90000 072 (Track 12)
John Bruce Yeh, clarinet

DAVID DIAMOND (1915–2005)
Quintet in B minor for Flute, String Trio and Piano (1937) (12:46)
III. Finale: Allegro veloce (3:26)
From David Diamond Chamber Music
Cedille Records CDR 90000 023 (Track 3)
Mary Stolper, flute
Chicago Chamber Musicians

LITA GRIER (b. 1937)
Renascence (Concertino for Flute and Orchestra) (1996) (10:55)
I. Allegro con spirito (4:00)
From American Flute Concertos
Cedille Records CDR 90000 046 (Track 1)
Mary Stolper, flute
Czech National Symphony Orchestra
Paul Freeman, conductor
Lita Grier, composer

ROBERT MUCZYNSKI (1929–2010)
Duos for Flute and Clarinet Op. 34 (1984) (selection)
VI. Allegro (1:10)
From Chicago Duos for Flute
Cedille Records CDR 90000 071 (Track 13)
Mary Stolper, flute
Eric Mandat, clarinet

FRANZ KROMMER (1759–1831)
Oboe Concerto No. 1 in F major, Op. 37 (21:54)
Rondo: Allegro (6:03)
From Oboe Concertos of the Classical Era
Cedille Records CDR 90000 045 (Track 3)
Alex Klein, oboe
Czech National Symphony Orchestra
Paul Freeman, conductor

MARCO AURELIO YANO (1963–1991)
Modinha (1984) (2:45)
From Poetic Inspirations
Cedille Records CDR 90000 102 (Track 9)
Alex Klein, oboe
Richard Young, viola
Ricardo Castro, piano

ANTONIO VIVALDI (1675–1741)
Concerto for Oboe and Strings in A Minor, F. VII, No. 5 (9:04)
I. Allegro non Molto (2:54)
From Vivaldi Oboe Concertos
Cedille Records CDR 7003 (Track 10)
Alex Klein, oboe
New Brandenburg Collegium
Anthony Newman, conductor

J. WILHELM BERNHARD MOLIQUE (1802–1869)
Concerto in D Minor for Flute and Orchestra (22:05)
III. Rondo: Allegro (6:52)
From Wind Concertos by Cimarosa, Molique, and Moscheles
Cedille Records CDR 90000 080 (Track 6)
Mathieu Dufour, flute
Czech National Symphony Orchestra
Paul Freeman, conductor

ALBERT FRANZ DOPPLER (1821–1883)
Fantaisie Pastorale Hongroise (excerpt) (3:15)
From Fantaisie
Cedille Records CDR 90000 121 (Track 4)
Mathieu Dufour, flute
Kuang-Hao Huang, piano
 
Playlist for February 13, 2013
Two Amazing Violinists: Rachel Barton Pine and Jennifer Koh


GEORGE FRIDERIC HANDEL (1685–1759)
Allegro in C Minor, HWV408 (2:49)
From Handel: The Sonatas for Violin and Continuo
Cedille Records CDR 90000 032 (Track 20)
Rachel Barton Pine, violin
David Schrader, harpsichord

JOSEPH WHITE (1835–1918)
Violin Concerto in F-sharp Minor (1864) (21:34)
Allegro moderato (4:58)
From Violin Concertos by Black Composers of the 18th and 19th Centuries
Cedille Records CDR 90000 035 (Track 9)
Rachel Barton Pine, violin
Encore Chamber Orchestra
Daniel Hege, conductor

ANTONIO BAZZINI (1818–1897)
Round of the Goblins, Op. 25 (5:05)
From Instrument of the Devil
Cedille Records CDR 90000 041 (Track 6)
Rachel Barton, violin
Patrick Sinozich, piano

Antonin Dvorak (1941–1904)
Songs My Mother Sang (Als die alte Mutter) (1880) (1:49)
From American Virtuosa: Tribute to Maud Powell
Cedille Records CDR 90000 097 (Track 3)
Rachel Barton Pine, violin
Matthew Hagle, piano

HENRY PURCELL (1659–1695)
Hornpipe on a Ground (from The Married Beau) (1:59)
From An English Fancy
CDR 90000 135 (Track 26)
Trio Settecento
Rachel Barton Pine, violin
John Mark Rozendaal, viola da gamba
David Schrader, harpsichord/positiv organ

J.S. BACH (1685–1750)
Partita No. 2 in D minor for Solo Violin, BWV 1004 (1720) (31:42)
Allemanda (4:50)
From Jennifer Koh: Solo Chaconnes
Cedille Records CDR 90000 060 (Track 1)

ROBERT SCHUMANN (1810–1856)
Sonata No. 2 in D minor, Op. 121 (1851) (27:31)
II. Sehr lebhaft (4:21)
From Schumann: The Sonatas for Violin and Piano
Cedille Records CDR 90000 095 (Track 5)
Jennifer Koh, violin
Reiko Uchida, piano

LOU HARRISON (1917–2003)
Grand Duo (1988) (30:57)
V. Polka (3:22)
From String Poetic
Cedille Records CDR 90000 103 (Track 11)
Jennifer Koh, violin
Reiko Uchida, piano

J.S. BACH (1685–1750)
Partita No. 3 in E major (21:16)
III. Gavotte en Rondeau (3:05)
From Bach & Beyond Part 1
CDR 90000 134 (Track 3)
Jennifer Koh, violin

ASTOR PIAZZOLA (1921–1992)
Tango Etude No. 3 con Libertango (4:22) arr. by Rachel Barton Pine
From Capricho Latino
CDR 90000 124 (Track 13)
Rachel Barton Pine, violin
 
Playlist for February 6, 2013
Label Beginnings: Cedille at the Keyboard


ALEXANDER SCRIABIN (1872–1915)
Sonata No. 2, Op. 19, "Sonata-Fantasy"
I. Andante (7:26)
From Dmitry Paperno Plays Russian Piano Music
Cedille Records CDR 90000 001 (Track 13)
Dmitry Paperno, piano

ALFREDO CASELLA (1883–1947)
Sonatina, Op. 28 (1916) (10:37)
II. Minuetto (1:59)
III. Finale (4:55)
From Music of Casella & Szymanowski
Cedille Records CDR 90000 003 (Tracks 2 and 3)
Easley Blackwood, piano

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH (1685–1750)
Toccata & Fugue in D Minor, BWV 538 "Dorian" (12:38)
Toccata (5:18)
From Bach: Complete Toccatas & Fugues
Cedille Records CDR 90000 006 (Track 6)
David Schrader, organ

PAUL BOWLES (1910–1999)
Six Latin American Pieces (1937–46) (9:03)
Huapango No. 1 (1:10)
Tierra Mojada (1:52)
El Bejuco (0:54)
La Cuelga (1:16)
Orosi (1:55)
Huapango No. 2 (“El Sol”) (1:38)
From Music in the American Grain
Cedille Records CDR 90000 010 (Tracks 10–15)
Ramon Salvatore, piano

FRANZ LISZT (1811–1886)
Mazeppa - Symphonic Poem for Two Pianos (excerpt) (3:15)
From Cedille on the Move
Cedille Records CDR 8002 (Track 10)
And Liszt: The Complete Symphonic Poems for Two Pianos, Vol. ll
Cedille Records CDR 90000 024 (Track 2)
Georgia & Louise Mangos, duo-pianists
ELLIOTT CARTER (1908–2012)
From Two Thoughts About the Piano (2005–06) (10:55)
Catenaires (3:48)
From Oppens Plays Carter
Cedille Records CDR 90000 108 (Track 10)
Ursula Oppens, piano

FELIPE VILLANUEVA (1862–1893)
Sueño Dorado: Mazurka (4:33)
From Salón Mexicano
Cedille Records CDR 90000 132 (Track 2)
Jorge Federico Osorio, piano