The great American dramatic soprano’s debut recital disc with pianist Bradley Moore features Barber’s iconic “Hermit Songs” as well as Heggie’s song cycles “These Strangers” and “How Well I Knew the Light” with works by Gordon Getty and Carlisle Floyd.
Soprano Lilian Farahani and pianist Maurice Lammerts van Bueren perform the complete Eve-Song (texts by Philip LIttell) and the opera scene At The Statue of Venus (libretto by Terrence McNally) on this acclaimed new all-Heggie recording from Zefir Records in Amsterdam. CD available on Amazon.com. See the recording’s trailer:
Movement 1: Henry Moore: Reclining Figure in Elmwood Movement 2: Pablo Piacasso: Head of a Woman (1932) Movement 3: Hatshepsut: The Divine Potter Movement 4: Alberto Giacometti: Standing Woman (1948) Movement 5: We’re Through (Winged Victory) Joyce Castle, mezzo Eugenia Zukerman, flute Carey Bell, clarinet David Henderson, alto saxophone Dawn Harms, violin Emil Miland, cello [more]
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]