Pianist Anthony De Mare commissioned 36 composers, including Jake Heggie, to re-imagine beloved Sondheim tunes for the piano. Jake’s contribution is a virtuosic, Lisztian take on “A Weekend in the Country” (from A Little Night Music) titled “I’m Excited. No, You’re Not.” The collection features arrangements by a wide range of composers that includes William [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]
The first recording of Jake’s choral music is performed by the spectacular John Alexander Singers and the great American mezzo-soprano, Susan Graham. It features the premiere recordings of Heggie & Scheer’s choral opera, The Radio Hour, as well as settings of texts by Dickinson, Amy Lowell, and the hymn from the opera Dead Man Walking. [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.
Tenor Richard Croft and the University of North Texas Grand Chorus join the UNT Symphony Orchestra in this live recording of the 2013 world premiere of the Ahab Symphony, conducted by David Itkin. Texts by Melville (from Moby-Dick) and W.H. Auden (from his poem “Herman Melville”). See, hear and download on CDBaby.com. TRACKS I. [more]
Soprano Regina Zona and pianist Kathleen Tagg perform three of Jake Heggie’s song cycles, including the first complete recording of Eve-Song. Natural Selection (1997) poetry by Gini Savage 1. Creation 2. Animal Passion 3. Alas! Alack! 4. Indian Summer – Blue 5. Joy Alone (Connection) Songs and Sonnets to Ophelia (1999) poetry by Edna St. [more]
A CD of three of Jake’s works for Seattle’s Music Of Remembrance. (Mina Miller, artistic director). Librettist Gene Scheer. Soprano Caitlin Lynch, Mezzo-Soprano Sarah Larsen and Baritone Morgan Smith are joined by instrumentalists from the Seattle Symphony for three one-act operas. Zart Domburian-Eby (flute), Laura DeLuca (clarinet), Mikhail Shmidt (violin), Walter Gray (cello), Jonathan Green [more]
An international cast of celebrated singers and string players perform recent songs and duets by Jake Heggie. Soprano Isabel Bayrakdarian Mezzos Zheng Cao, Joyce DiDonato, Susan Graham, Frederica von Stade Tenor Paul Groves; Baritone Keith Phares Dawn Harms, violin; CarlaMaria Rodrigues, viola; Emil Miland, cello; Jake Heggie, piano Texts by Charlene Baldridge, Raymond Carver, Heggie, [more]
Soprano Lisa Delan, cellist Matt Haimovitz and pianist Kristin Pankonin perform Jake’s new song cycle From the Book of Nightmares (poetry by Galway Kinnell). Also featured are recent works by John Corigliano, Luna Pearl Woolf, David Garner, Gordon Getty and Wiliam Bolcom.
Talise Trevigne: At the Statue of Venus Featuring Music by Jake Heggie and Glen Roven (GPR) The dazzling soprano Talise Trevigne in her first solo CD. Music includes the first complete recording of Jake’s At The Statue of Venus with libretto by Terrence McNally. The recording also features Glen Roven’s “Santa Fe Songs,” and Jake’s [more]