Joyce DiDonato and the Brentano String Quartet perform Camille Claudel: Into the Fire as part of a concert at London’s Wigmore Hall, recorded live in December 2017. The program also features songs by Strauss and Debussy’s Trois Chansons de Bilitis (arranged by Heggie)
Soprano Lisa Delan sings Emily Dickinson’s poems as set by composers Aaron Copland, Gordon Getty, Michael Tilson Thomas and Jake Heggie (“Newer Every Day: Songs for Kiri”). Recorded with the Orchestre Philharmonique de Marseille, conducted by Lawrence Foster.
Trois Chansons de Bilitis by Claude Debussy (1897); arranged for string quartet by Jake Heggie (2017). Debussy’s three iconic songs on the poetry of Pierre Louÿs arranged for Joyce DiDonato and the Brentano String Quartet for recitals at Wigmore Hall in December, 2017. 1) La flûte de Pan 2) La chevelure 3) Le tombeau des [more]
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A cycle of four songs for Soprano & Piano on texts by Emily Dickinson, Frederick Douglass, Martin Niemöller and Walt Whitman. (Duration approx. 10 minutes) Commissioned by the Music Academy of the West with the generous support of Dody and Eric Small. Composed for soprano Hannah Kidwell and pianist Christina Giuca, winners of the 2017 [more]
The remarkable soprano Ann Moss sings an adventurous program of music by Jake Heggie, Liam Wade, Joni Mitchell, Bob Dylan and Lennon/McCartney in her second solo CD. She is joined by violinist Isaac Allen, cellist Emil Miland, the all-male a cappella ensemble Chanticleer, and pianists Steven Bailey and Jake Heggie. The disc includes Heggie’s song [more]
British tenor John Mark Ainsley and pianist Malcolm Martineau perform Friendly Persuasions on their 2016 album French Connections. The cycle was premiered by Mr Ainsley and Mr Martineau at Wigmore Hall. The cycle is dedicated to Malcom Martineau. Friendly Persuasions: Songs in Homage to Poulenc (Texts by Gene Scheer) 1. Wanda Landowska 2. Pierre Bernac [more]
Angelika Kirchschlager, the great and beloved Austrian mezzo-soprano, joins the superb Dutch pianist Maurice Lammerts van Bueren for an entire CD of Jake’s songs. Selections include first-time recordings of songs from The Breaking Waves (2011), as well as the complete Songs to the Moon, selections from Statuesque, Winter Roses, and Folk Song arrangements. Released by [more]
Four songs for Mezzo-Soprano and Piano. Original texts by Gene Scheer, inspired by iconic objects in the Smithsonian with a particular connection to a former First Lady of the United States. Commissioned by Vocal Arts DC to celebrate its 25th Anniversary Season with generous support from the Shamos Family Foundation, Yolanda C Oertel, MD, and [more]
For mezzo-soprano, cello and piano; also for mezzo-soprano, cello and orchestra (duration approximately 18 minutes). Three symphonic songs based on poetry by the late Laura Morefield (1961-2011), commissioned for mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton and cellist Anne Martindale Williams by Carnegie Hall and the Pittsburgh Symphony. First performance: Feb 17, 2015 by Jamie Barton, Anne Martindale Williams [more]
The acclaimed American soprano Angel Joy Blue and pianist Iain Burnside featured three of Jake’s songs on their 2016 recording Joy Alone. Animal Passion, Joy Alone, A Route to the Sky.