The Faces of Love: The Songs of Jake Heggie

Jake Heggie

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The Faces of Love: The Songs of Jake Heggie Review

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Listen to only the first track of this recording, a heart-wrenching setting of Emily Dickinson's poem "I shall not live in vain" sung by Renée Fleming, and be immediately convinced that this compilation by Jake Heggie is a must for any lover of song. THE FACES OF LOVE testifies to Heggie's nimble sensitivity in setting words to music, as he draws from a wide range of poetry, while always seeming to find the most unforced and compelling means to make these lyrics sing.

As the San Francisco Opera's first CHASE Composer-in-Residence, Heggie has had the benefit of forming professional relationships with some of the world's greatest singers, a number of whom appear on this disk in songs written expressly for them. This intimate knowledge of individual voices and personalities has enabled Heggie to write unusually idiomatic vocal music for such distinctive singers as Fleming, Carol Vaness, Frederica von Stade, and Jennifer Larmore--the four most thoughtful collaborators on this disk.

Track Listing

Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 Jake Heggie feat: Renée Fleming 02:41
2 Jake Heggie feat: Sylvia McNair 02:59 SpotifyAmazon
3 Jake Heggie feat: Sylvia McNair 02:19 SpotifyAmazon
4 Jake Heggie feat: Sylvia McNair 03:18 SpotifyAmazon
5 Jake Heggie feat: Jennifer Larmore 02:50 SpotifyAmazon
6 Jake Heggie feat: Jennifer Larmore 03:23 SpotifyAmazon
7 Jake Heggie feat: Frederica Von Stade 03:19 SpotifyAmazon
8 Jake Heggie feat: Frederica Von Stade 01:47 SpotifyAmazon
9 Jake Heggie feat: Frederica Von Stade 01:05 SpotifyAmazon
10 Jake Heggie feat: Frederica Von Stade 02:06 SpotifyAmazon
11 Jake Heggie 03:19 SpotifyAmazon
12 Jake Heggie 02:29 SpotifyAmazon
13 Jake Heggie 03:19 SpotifyAmazon
14 Jake Heggie 05:30 SpotifyAmazon
15 Jake Heggie 03:05
16 Jake Heggie feat: Carol Vaness 02:29 SpotifyAmazon
17 Jake Heggie feat: Carol Vaness 02:26
18 Jake Heggie 05:14 SpotifyAmazon
19 Jake Heggie 04:18
20 Jake Heggie feat: Jennifer Larmore 03:51 SpotifyAmazon
21 Jake Heggie feat: Frederica Von Stade 02:36 SpotifyAmazon
22 Jake Heggie feat: Frederica Von Stade 01:46 SpotifyAmazon
23 Jake Heggie feat: Frederica Von Stade 03:14 SpotifyAmazon
24 Jake Heggie feat: Frederica Von Stade 01:59 SpotifyAmazon
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Jake Heggie 03:35 SpotifyAmazon
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Jake Heggie 02:18
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