Our highly acclaimed American Classics catalogue boasts a unique collection of both well-known and rarely recorded masterpieces. The landmark series features a distinguished pool of works by the greatest American composers: from the romantic strains of Louis Moreau Gottschalk and Edward MacDowell to the visionary modernism of Charles Ives and John Cage, the buoyant spirits of John Philip Sousa and Scott Joplin, and the cutting-edge sounds of John Adams and Philip Glass.
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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.
Listen to an extract from Songs and Sonnets to Ophelia: Not in a Silver Casket
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