Classical Conversations

Notorious RBG in Song

Notorious RBG

Soprano Patrice Michaels, along with her husband James Ginsberg, founder of Cedille Records in Chicago, join us for a conversation about their ambitious musical project which profiles James's mother, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg (a.k.a. "Notorious RBG").

The album, Notorious RBG in Song, includes musical settings of various texts, ranging from personal, intimate letters to hilarious recipes and scathing dissents, all sung by Patrice Michaels with pianist Kuang-Hao Huang.

In addition to Patrice Michaels' own song cycle "The Long View: A Portrait of Ruth Bader Ginsberg in Nine Songs," the disc includes songs by Lori Laitman, Vivian Fung, Stacy Garrop, and an aria from Derrick Wang's 2013 opera "Scalia/Ginsberg."

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