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The Faces Of Love - The Songs Of Jake Heggie


Release Date: 09/14/1999 
Label:  Rca Victor Red Seal Catalog #: 63484   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Jake HeggieDaniel Emmett
Performer:  Renée FlemingJake HeggieSylvia McNairJennifer Larmore,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 17 Mins. 

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This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.

Notes and Editorial Reviews

...remarkable not only for its content but for the loving care with which it is presented... All of the artists perform with palpable affection and respect for the material and its composer, who returns the compliment by providing immaculate support at the piano on every track.

-- F. Paul Driscoll, Opera News [Editor's Choice, 01/2000]


...The disc, which is an impressive calling card, makes it clear what these singers respond to...[Heggie's] melodies play out in floating, sometimes startling movements, like a breeze-tossed kite...Heggie can also be a delightful colorist, possessed of a natural, elegant eloquence...

-- Newsday [4/30/2000]
...remarkable not only for its content but for the loving care with which it is presented... All of the artists perform with palpable affection and respect for the material and its composer, who returns the compliment by providing immaculate support at the piano on every track.

-- F. Paul Driscoll, Opera News [Editor's Choice, 01/2000]


...The disc, which is an impressive calling card, makes it clear what these singers respond to...[Heggie's] melodies play out in floating, sometimes startling movements, like a breeze-tossed kite...Heggie can also be a delightful colorist, possessed of a natural, elegant eloquence...

-- Newsday [4/30/2000]
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Works on This Recording

1. I shall not live in vain by Jake Heggie
Performer:  Renée Fleming (Soprano), Jake Heggie (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1995; USA 
Date of Recording: 1998-99 
Venue:  Skywalker Sound, Nicasio, California 
Length: 2 Minutes 41 Secs. 
Language: English 
2. Eve-Song: no 2, Even by Jake Heggie
Performer:  Sylvia McNair (Soprano), Jake Heggie (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1996; USA 
Date of Recording: 1998-99 
Venue:  Skywalker Sound, Nicasio, California 
Length: 2 Minutes 59 Secs. 
Language: English 
3. Eve-Song: no 4, Listen by Jake Heggie
Performer:  Sylvia McNair (Soprano), Jake Heggie (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1996; USA 
Date of Recording: 1998-99 
Venue:  Skywalker Sound, Nicasio, California 
Length: 2 Minutes 19 Secs. 
Language: English 
4. Eve-Song: no 5, Snake by Jake Heggie
Performer:  Sylvia McNair (Soprano), Jake Heggie (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1995; USA 
Date of Recording: 1998-99 
Venue:  Skywalker Sound, Nicasio, California 
Length: 3 Minutes 18 Secs. 
Language: English 
5. Of Gods and Cats: no 1, In the Beginning by Jake Heggie
Performer:  Jennifer Larmore (Mezzo Soprano), Jake Heggie (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 2000; USA 
Date of Recording: 1998-99 
Venue:  Skywalker Sound, Nicasio, California 
Length: 2 Minutes 50 Secs. 
Language: English 
6. Of Gods and Cats: no 2, Once Upon a Universe by Jake Heggie
Performer:  Jennifer Larmore (Mezzo Soprano), Jake Heggie (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 2000; USA 
Date of Recording: 1998-99 
Venue:  Skywalker Sound, Nicasio, California 
Length: 3 Minutes 23 Secs. 
Language: English 
7. Paper Wings: no 1, Bedtime Story by Jake Heggie
Performer:  Frederica Von Stade (Mezzo Soprano), Jake Heggie (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1997; USA 
Date of Recording: 1998-99 
Venue:  Skywalker Sound, Nicasio, California 
Length: 3 Minutes 19 Secs. 
Language: English 
8. Paper Wings: no 2, Paper Wings by Jake Heggie
Performer:  Frederica Von Stade (Mezzo Soprano), Jake Heggie (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1997; USA 
Date of Recording: 1998-99 
Venue:  Skywalker Sound, Nicasio, California 
Length: 1 Minutes 47 Secs. 
Language: English 
9. Paper Wings: no 3, Mitten Smitten by Jake Heggie
Performer:  Frederica Von Stade (Mezzo Soprano), Jake Heggie (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1997; USA 
Date of Recording: 1998-99 
Venue:  Skywalker Sound, Nicasio, California 
Length: 1 Minutes 5 Secs. 
Language: English 
10. Paper Wings: no 4, A Route to the Sky by Jake Heggie
Performer:  Frederica Von Stade (Mezzo Soprano), Jake Heggie (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1997; USA 
Date of Recording: 1998-99 
Venue:  Skywalker Sound, Nicasio, California 
Length: 2 Minutes 6 Secs. 
Language: English 
11. Natural Selection: no 2, Animal Passion by Jake Heggie
Performer:  Nicolle Folland (Soprano), Jake Heggie (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1997; USA 
Date of Recording: 1998-99 
Venue:  Skywalker Sound, Nicasio, California 
Length: 3 Minutes 19 Secs. 
Language: English 
12. Natural Selection: no 3, Alas! Alack! by Jake Heggie
Performer:  Nicolle Folland (Soprano), Jake Heggie (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1997; USA 
Date of Recording: 1998-99 
Venue:  Skywalker Sound, Nicasio, California 
Length: 2 Minutes 29 Secs. 
Language: English 
13. Natural Selection: no 5, Connection by Jake Heggie
Performer:  Nicolle Folland (Soprano), Jake Heggie (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1997; USA 
Date of Recording: 1998-99 
Venue:  Skywalker Sound, Nicasio, California 
Length: 3 Minutes 19 Secs. 
Language: English 
14. Before the Storm: no 3, What lips my lips have kissed by Jake Heggie
Performer:  Emil Miland (Cello), Cao Zheng (Soprano), Jake Heggie (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1998; USA 
Date of Recording: 1998-99 
Venue:  Skywalker Sound, Nicasio, California 
Length: 5 Minutes 30 Secs. 
Language: English 
15. If you were coming in the Fall by Jake Heggie
Performer:  Kristin Clayton (Mezzo Soprano), Jake Heggie (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1987; USA 
Date of Recording: 1998-99 
Venue:  Skywalker Sound, Nicasio, California 
Length: 3 Minutes 5 Secs. 
Language: English 
16. As well as Jesus? by Jake Heggie
Performer:  Carol Vaness (Soprano), Jake Heggie (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1995; USA 
Date of Recording: 1998-99 
Venue:  Skywalker Sound, Nicasio, California 
Length: 2 Minutes 29 Secs. 
Language: English 
17. From Emily's Garden: no 4, It makes no difference abroad by Jake Heggie
Performer:  Carol Vaness (Soprano), Jake Heggie (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1999; USA 
Date of Recording: 1998-99 
Venue:  Skywalker Sound, Nicasio, California 
Length: 2 Minutes 26 Secs. 
Language: English 
18. Encountertenor: no 1, Countertenor's conundrum by Jake Heggie
Performer:  Brian Asawa (Countertenor), Jake Heggie (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1995; USA 
Date of Recording: 1998-99 
Venue:  Skywalker Sound, Nicasio, California 
Length: 5 Minutes 14 Secs. 
Language: English 
19. Encountertenor: no 2, The trouble with trebles in trousers... (Pitch can be a bitch!) by Jake Heggie
Performer:  Brian Asawa (Countertenor), Jake Heggie (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1995; USA 
Date of Recording: 1998-99 
Venue:  Skywalker Sound, Nicasio, California 
Length: 4 Minutes 18 Secs. 
Language: English 
20. Dixie by Daniel Emmett
Performer:  Jennifer Larmore (Mezzo Soprano), Jake Heggie (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: USA 
Date of Recording: 1998-99 
Venue:  Skywalker Sound, Nicasio, California 
Length: 3 Minutes 51 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranged: Jake Heggie 
21. Songs to the Moon: no 1, Once More - To Gloriana by Jake Heggie
Performer:  Frederica Von Stade (Mezzo Soprano), Jake Heggie (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1998; USA 
Date of Recording: 1998-99 
Venue:  Skywalker Sound, Nicasio, California 
Length: 2 Minutes 36 Secs. 
Language: English 
22. Songs to the Moon: no 2, Euclid by Jake Heggie
Performer:  Frederica Von Stade (Mezzo Soprano), Jake Heggie (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1998; USA 
Date of Recording: 1998-99 
Venue:  Skywalker Sound, Nicasio, California 
Length: 1 Minutes 46 Secs. 
Language: English 
23. Songs to the Moon: no 3, The Haughty Snail-King by Jake Heggie
Performer:  Jake Heggie (Piano), Frederica Von Stade (Mezzo Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1998; USA 
Date of Recording: 1998-99 
Venue:  Skywalker Sound, Nicasio, California 
Length: 3 Minutes 14 Secs. 
Language: English 
24. Songs to the Moon: no 7, What the Gray-Winged Fairy Said by Jake Heggie
Performer:  Jake Heggie (Piano), Frederica Von Stade (Mezzo Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1998; USA 
Date of Recording: 1998-99 
Venue:  Skywalker Sound, Nicasio, California 
Length: 1 Minutes 59 Secs. 
Language: English 
25. My true love hath my heart by Jake Heggie
Performer:  Emil Miland (Cello), Jake Heggie (Piano), Sylvia McNair (Soprano),
Frederica Von Stade (Mezzo Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1996; USA 
Date of Recording: 1998-99 
Venue:  Skywalker Sound, Nicasio, California 
Length: 3 Minutes 35 Secs. 
Language: English 
26. Sophie's Song by Jake Heggie
Performer:  Jennifer Larmore (Mezzo Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1998; USA 
Date of Recording: 1998-99 
Venue:  Skywalker Sound, Nicasio, California 
Length: 2 Minutes 18 Secs. 
Language: English 

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