Jake Heggie

The Faces of Love: The Songs of Jake Heggie

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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 02:41
2 02:59 SpotifyAmazon
3 02:19 SpotifyAmazon
4 03:18 SpotifyAmazon
5 02:50 SpotifyAmazon
6 03:23 SpotifyAmazon
7 03:19 SpotifyAmazon
8 01:47 SpotifyAmazon
9 01:05 SpotifyAmazon
10 02:06 SpotifyAmazon
11 03:19 SpotifyAmazon
12 02:29 SpotifyAmazon
13 03:19 SpotifyAmazon
14 05:30 SpotifyAmazon
15 03:05
16
feat: Carol Vaness
02:29 SpotifyAmazon
17
feat: Carol Vaness
02:26
18 05:14 SpotifyAmazon
19 04:18
20 03:51 SpotifyAmazon
21 02:36 SpotifyAmazon
22 01:46 SpotifyAmazon
23 03:14 SpotifyAmazon
24 01:59 SpotifyAmazon
25
03:35 SpotifyAmazon
26
02:18
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