Label owner in mourning

Label owner in mourning


norman lebrecht

September 21, 2020

The owner of Cedille Records, James Ginsburg, is in mourning for his mother, the Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

May her memory be blessed.

Leonard Slatkin writes: It was my privilege and honor to have Justice Ginsburg in the audience for several of my performances in Washington. She would come backstage afterward and was more than gracious. On one occasion, I was invited to play at a chamber music series held by the members of the Supreme Court. At dinner, following the concert, there was a lively discussion with the Justices. All they wanted to talk about was music. 


  • Ken says:

    Almost a minyan of smart people — well, Thomas doesn’t count, so you’re even shorter — the best possible kind of audience!

    • Sue Sonata Form says:

      You’re measuring the quality of audiences now? We only want ‘the best’ and nothing else will suffice; away with those awful ‘deplorables’. Eugenics 101.

  • Petros Linardos says:

    “Ruth Bader Ginsburg Loved Opera, and Opera Loved Her Back”, by Francesca Zambello. Enjoy!

  • Petros Linardos says:

    Maestro Slatkin: can you please tell us more about your experiences with the Justices?

  • Edgar Self says:

    Condolences to Jim Ginsburg on the death of his mother, a great lady, jurist, and music-lover. Jim and his Cedille foundation and label have done much for music in the world, particularly in Chicago.

  • Greg Bottini says:

    I am heartbroken.
    My sincere condolences go to James Ginsburg on the loss of his mother, who is and will always be a personal hero of mine. I envy you your time with her.
    “Notorious RBG” (the title of the wonderful documentary about her) was a fighter for justice, equality, and humanity.
    She was intelligent beyond words, compassionate, sweet, and funny. And a lover of music to boot!
    Her long friendship with Justice Scalia is just one instance of her fair and non-partisan outlook on life.
    Someone will eventually take her seat on the Supreme Court, but NO ONE can ever replace her.
    Farewell, dear Ruth. I love you.