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Take The Chicago Ensemble wherever you go by purchasing CDs of some of the best live performances. You’ll take a trip through history with chamber music spanning the Baroque, Classical, German Romantic, and Modern genres by legendary composers such as Bach, Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Debussy, and more.

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CD Information & Credits

Volume 1 of 2

Baroque
  1. Alessandro Scarlatti: Cantata: Già lusingato appieno
    Sinfonia
    Recitativo: Già lusingato appieno
    Aria: Cara sposa
    Michelle Areyzaga, soprano; Rika Seko, violin; Stephen Boe, violin; Andrew Snow, cello; Gerald Rizzer, keyboard May 29, 2012 (Fourth Presbyterian Church)
  2. G. F. Telemann: Trio-sonata in G Minor
    Adagio
    Susan Levitin, flute; Paul Vanderwerf, viola; Gerald Rizzer, piano
    March 22, 2011 (Fourth Presbyterian Church)
  3. J. S. Bach: Cantata 78
    Aria: Wir eilen mit schwachen, doch emsigen Schritten
    Michelle Areyzaga, soprano; Stacy Eckert, mezzo-soprano;Gerald Rizzer, piano
    February 23, 2010 (Fourth Presbyterian Church)
Classical
  1. L. van Beethoven: Trio in G Major, op. 1 no. 2
    Adagio: Allegro vivace
    Olga Kaler, violin; Andrew Snow, cello; Gerald Rizzer, piano
    November 29, 2009 (International House)
  2. W. A. Mozart: Quartet in F Major, K. 370
    Allegro
    Ricardo Castañeda oboe; Stephen Boe, violin; Paul Vanderwerf, viola; Andrew Snow, cello
    April 10, 2012 (Fourth Presbyterian Church)
  3. L. van Beethoven: Trio in Eb Major, op. 70 no. 2
    Allegretto
    Mathias Tacke, violin; Andrew Snow, cello; Gerald Rizzer, piano October 11, 2011 (Fourth Presbyterian Church)
  4. Franz Schubert: Trio No. 1 in Bb Major, D. 898
    Andante un poco mosso
    Stephen Boe, violin; Andrew Snow, cello; Gerald Rizzer, piano
    February 27, 2011 (International House)
German Romantic
  1. Felix Mendelssohn: Duet: Grüss, op. 63 no. 3
    Michelle Areyzaga, soprano; Stacy Eckert, mezzo-soprano; Gerald Rizzer, piano
    February 23, 2010 (Fourth Presbyterian Church)
  2. Max Bruch: Eight Pieces, op. 83
    No. 3: Andante
    Elizandro Garcia-Montoya, clarinet; Paul Vanderwerf, viola; Gerald Rizzer, piano
    March 22, 2011 (Fourth Presbyterian Church)
  3. Johannes Brahms: Two Songs, op. 91
    Geistliche Wiegenlied
    Stacy Eckert, mezzo-soprano; Paul Vanderwerf, viola; Gerald Rizzer, piano
    March 22, 2011 (Fourth Presbyterian Church)
  4. Carl Reinecke: Trio in Bb Major, op. 274
    Eine Märchen: Andante
    Elizandro Garcia-Montoya. clarinet; Neil Kimel, french horn; Gerald Rizzer, piano
    November 2, 2010 (Fourth Presbyterian Church)

Volume 2 of 2

Modern
  1. arr. Manuel Valls: Songs of the Sephardic Jews
    Adio, querida
    Michelle Areyzaga, soprano; Susan Levitin, flute; Elizandro Garcia-Montoya, clarinet
    February 23, 2010 (Fourth Presbyterian Church)
  2. Reinhold Glière: Duets, op. 39
    Prelude
    Cradle Song
    Mathias Tacke, violin; Andrew Snow, cello
    November 28, 2010 (International House)
  3. Henri Duparc: Phidylé
    Michelle Areyzaga, soprano; Gerald Rizzer, piano
    May 29, 2012 (Fourth Presbyterian Church)
  4. Claude Debussy: Bilitis
    Pour un tombeau sans nom: Triste et lent
    Susan Levitin, flute; Gerald Rizzer, piano
    March 22, 2011 (Fourth Presbyterian Church)
  5. Gabriel Fauré: Quartet No. 1 in C Minor, op. 15
    Allegro molto moderato
    Mathias Tacke, violin; Paul Vanderwerf, viola; Andrew Snow, cello; Gerald Rizzer, piano
    October 11, 2009 (International House)
  6. Ralph Vaughan Williams: Merciless Beauty (1921)
    Your eyën two will slay me suddenly
    Michelle Areyzaga, soprano; Stephen Boe, violin; Rika Seko, violin; Andrew Snow, cello
    May 29, 2012 (Fourth Presbyterian Church)
  7. Béla Bartók: Contrasts (1938)
    Verbunkos (Recruiting Dance)
    Elizandro Garcia-Montoya, clarinet; Mathias Tacke, violin; Gerald Rizzer, piano
    February 14, 2012 (Fourth Presbyterian Church)
  8. Sergei Prokofiev: Sonata in C Major, op. 56 (1932)
    Andante cantabile
    Stephen Boe, violin; Rika Seko, violin
    May 29, 2012 (Fourth Presbyterian Church)
  9. Walter Piston: Three Pieces (1926)
    Allegro scherzando
    Susan Levitin, flute; Elizandro Garcia-Montoya, clarinet; Jill Dispenza, bassoon
    April 18, 2012 (International House)
  10. Witold Lutoslawski: Dance Preludes (1956)
    Andante Allegro molto
    Elizandro Garcia-Montoya, clarinet; Gerald Rizzer, piano
    March 27, 2011 (International House)
  11. Irving Fine: Fantasia (1959) 
    Allegro ma non troppo
    Mathias Tacke, violin; Paul Vanderwerf, viola; Andrew Snow, cello
    March 23, 2010 (Fourth Presbyterian Church)
  12. Scott Wheeler: Trio No. 2 (Camera Dances) (1996/rev. 1999)
    Entrada: Moderato
    Winner: Discover America VII competition for new chamber works
    Mathias Tacke, violin; Paul Vanderwerf, viola; Gerald Rizzer, piano
    October 11, 2011 (Fourth Presbyterian Church)
  13. Alexandra Gardner: Crows (1998)
    red earth
    Winner: Discover America VII competition for new chamber works
    Elizandro Garcia-Montoya, clarinet: Mathias Tacke, violin; Andrew Snow, cello; Gerald Rizzer, piano
    February 14, 2012 (Fourth Presbyterian Church)
  14. Dan Tucker (1925-2010): Selected Spanish Songs 
    La Guitarra
    Michelle Areyzaga, soprano; Gerald Rizzer, piano
    June 3, 2012 (International House)
  15. Jack Gottlieb: Downtown Blues for Uptown Halls (1967/rev 1977)
    Neon Night
    Stacy Eckert, mezzo-soprano; Elizandro Garcia-Montoya, clarinet Gerald Rizzer, piano
    March 27, 2011 (International House)