Music to my Ears: Composer Jake Heggie

American composer Jake Heggie talks to BBC Music Magazine about his career and chooses the music that first inspired him and that which he can’t live without

Composer Jake Heggie on the Music to my Ears podcast from BBC Music Magazine

Jake Heggie is one of America’s busiest and most popular composers. Music for voices sits at the heart of what continues to be a varied career, from his first opera – Dead Man Walking – to his latest song cycle based on poems by Margaret Atwood. In this podcast he talks to Michael Beek about his craft, finding his voice with opera and his greatest musical loves and inspirations.

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