Ruth Bader Ginsburg celebrated 25 years on the United States Supreme Court this year. A new album on the Cedille label is a tribute to Ginsburg's personal and professional life.
The album "Notorious RBG in Song" includes art songs by five contemprary American composers. The music is performed by soprano Patrice Michaels and pianist Kuo-Hao Huang. Michaels also composed a song cycle on the album, "The Long View," which is based on Ginsburg's own writings.
This album might seem like an unusual way to honor Justice Ginsburg. But her son James Ginsburg is the founder and president of Cedille Records as well as the album's producer. Soprano and composer Patrice Michaels is James Ginsburg's spouse. This family connection helped make the album a very personal portrait of Justice Ginsburg.
Click here to view the album's trailer.