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Heggie: Connection - Three Song Cycles

Zona / Tagg
Release Date: 06/10/2014 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8559777   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Jake Heggie
Performer:  Regina ZonaKathleen Tagg
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Famed for his operatic music, Jake Heggie has always been a devoted and prolific songwriter. Three early song cycles for soprano and piano feature in this release, each cycle exploring the many varied facets of the three women depicted, who include Ophelia and Eve. Each was written for a specific singer and they all reflect Heggie’s very personal and exciting lexicon of musical influences, which range from folk and jazz to art song and music theatre. Famed for his operatic music, Jake Heggie has always been a devoted and prolific songwriter. Three early song cycles for soprano and piano feature in this release, each cycle exploring the many varied facets of the three women depicted, who include Ophelia and Eve. Each was written for a specific singer and they all reflect Heggie’s very personal and exciting lexicon of musical influences, which range from folk and jazz to art song and music theatre. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Natural Selection by Jake Heggie
Performer:  Regina Zona (Soprano), Kathleen Tagg (Piano)
2. Songs and Sonnets to Ophelia by Jake Heggie
Performer:  Regina Zona (Soprano), Kathleen Tagg (Piano)
3. Eve-Song by Jake Heggie
Performer:  Regina Zona (Soprano), Kathleen Tagg (Piano)

Sound Samples

Natural Selection: I. Creation
Natural Selection: II. Animal Passion
Natural Selection: III. Alas! Alack!
Natural Selection: IV. Indian Summer - Blue
Natural Selection: V. Joy Alone (Connection)
Songs and Sonnets to Ophelia: I. Ophelia's Song
Songs and Sonnets to Ophelia: II. Women Have Loved Before
Songs and Sonnets to Ophelia: III. Not in a Silver Casket
Songs and Sonnets to Ophelia: IV. Spring
Eve-Song: I. My Name
Eve-Song: II. Even
Eve-Song: III. Good
Eve-Song: IV. Listen
Eve-Song: V. Snake
Eve-Song: VI. Woe to Man
Eve-Song: VII. The Wound
Eve-Song: VIII. The Farm

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