For his third organ recording on Cedille Records, keyboard artist David Schrader explores the chromatic development of French organ music in a program that characteristically sets out to engage listeners' intellects.
This is the first volume in our historic collection of Liszt's own two-piano versions of his 12 symphonic poems from the Weimar period (1848-61). The 3-disc series comprises the first complete recording of these works, most of which had disappeared from the repertoire by the turn of the century.
Captivating and quirky, the quintets for keyboard and strings of Spanish composer Padre Antonio Soler were rare, even in the heyday of LP recordings. Now they are available for the first time on compact disc.
A major portion of JS Bach's organ masterpieces -- his complete Fantasies, Fantasies & Fugues, and isolated Fugues -- is contained on this CD. "The fantasies on this recording represent a wide range of composition, from the very freely composed to works that are obviously contrapuntal," writes Schrader in the liner notes.
The Rembrandt Chamber Players perform 20th-century works for Baroque ensemble and harpsichord on their debut recording with Cedille Records. They perform four exemplary works from different genres of the modern harpsichord repertoire, including two by living American composers.
Pianist Ramon Salvatore, a champion of American music, harvests a program of attractive, distinctive, yet neglected works by four prominent, American composers on his debut recording for Cedille Records.
David Schrader concludes his selective, two-part survey of Antonio Soler's imaginative harpsichord sonatas with a CD of witty pieces that elicit smiles and others that bring to mind a wealth of instrumental timbres, most notably Spanish guitar and baroque trumpet flourishes.
Easley Blackwood, closely identified with modernist music both as composer and pianist, composed this surprisingly romantic Cello Sonata which makes its recording debut on this compact disc. The Cello Sonata, performed by cellist Kim Scholes and Blackwood, is coupled with the unjustly neglected Cello Sonata of 20th-century English composer Frank Bridge.
When the French say "Encore!" they actually mean "Not again!" And that's how jaded record collectors might feel toward another CD of piano encores. (The French yell "bis" to demand an extra piece at the end of a recital.) Yet Dmitry Paperno's Uncommon Encores explodes the notion that an encores album means showy musical chestnuts, roasted too many times over.
This CD is the first commercial recording of the Wausau organ particularly the beautiful instruments of Arp Schnitger (1648-1719) upon which organ-builder Daniel Jaeckel modeled this organ in Wausau.
Few pianists have had the courage to tackle Ives' "Concord" Sonata in public. Easley Blackwood made it his signature piece. Blackwood earned high praise for his concert performances of Ives' "Concord" Sonata...
Keyboard artist David Schrader, a favorite of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, made his solo recording debut with this CD of harpsichord works by Spanish composer Padre Antonio Soler.
Pianist Easley Blackwood, celebrated for his performances of transcendentally difficult modern works, made his Cedille recording debut with this imaginative excursion through works by two early-20th century modernists.
Russian émigré pianist Dmitry Paperno's second recording on Cedille Records embraces four periods in the development of German music, with works of Bach (tr. Busoni), Beethoven, Schubert, and Brahms.
Pianist Dmitry Paperno, a musician's musician who shuns the limelight, returned to the recording studio after a decade-long absence to record this debut release for Cedille Records.
High-Energy Tracks from Chicago’s Classical Record Label Cedille Records presents a disc of high-energy selections from our 100+ CD catalog, ideal for keeping you "on the move," whether walking, running, biking, driving, exercising, or just enjoying the music’s rhythmic drive. The tracks run the gamut from a Vivaldi flute concerto, to symphonic works by late-Classical era composers from Bohemia (Franz Krommer and Jan Vaclav Hugo Vorísek), to (later) 19th century concertos and chamber works, to seven selections by contemporary or very recent composers. All feature propulsive rhythmic energy designed to keep the music (and you) "on the move."
Some of the most sublime music you've never heard.
Multi-award winning guitarist Denis Azabagic invites listeners into a realm where world, folk, and classical music intersect on Out of Africa . . . and Around the Word, the Bosnia-born, Chicago-based virtuoso’s first solo album on Cedille Records.
Corridors of Light offers world-premiere recordings of four choral and orchestral works by revered American composer and choral director William Ferris (1937-2000). This generously programmed, mid-price CD with nearly 72 minutes of music is the first commercially distributed recording of a significant selection of Ferris's orchestral compositions. The pieces, all written in the 1960s and 1990s, exhibit the composer's distinctive sound, characterized by wistful, playful, and passionate melodies. Ferris himself conducts two of the performances.
This mid-priced CD reissue of an album originally released in 1995 through the Musical Heritage Society presents Alex Klein, among the world's top oboists, performing eight surprisingly diverse concertos by one of everyone's favorite Baroque composers. His colleagues on the recording are the New Brandenburg Collegium, led by American conductor, composer, and keyboard artist Anthony Newman.
Noted piano duettists Elizabeth Buccheri and Richard Boldrey offer a fascinating collection of piano duet music by composers spanning the 19th century including two sonatas by Georges Onslow (1784–1853), a Suite by Balakirev, and shorter works by Reger, Grieg, Liszt, and Wagner(!). These brilliant performances, which previously appeared on two separate LPs, were digitally remastered from the original reel-to-reel tapes from 1978 and 1985 for optimal sound quality
The acclaimed William Ferris Chorale celebrated its 35th Anniversary with this release of two of its finest performances.
The program includes "Monicas Waltz" from Menottis The Medium; a Vivaldi cantata; a Lully divertissement; and songs by Haydn, Colbran, Dalayrac, Mendelssohn, Mussorgsky, Delibes, Fauré, Honegger, Argento, Vaughan Williams, and Lili Boulanger.
The program includes works for harpsichord by Bach, Lully (arr. d'Anglebert), and Soler; organ pieces by Bach and Franck; two Scarlatti sonatas performed on fortepiano; and chamber works by Soler and Ilja Hurník.
The program includes movements from Blackwood's Clarinet Sonata, Op. 31; Twelve Microtonal Etudes; and String Quartet No. 3; movements from Ives' "Concord" Sonata and Elliott Carter's Cello Sonata; and solo piano works by Blackwood, Nielsen, and Casella.