My Secret Heart: Songs of the parlour, stage and silver screen

My Secret Heart: Songs of the parlour, stage and silver screen

by Ben Heppner
     
 
Canadian tenor Ben Heppner is one of the great new heroic voices of our time, with splendid recordings of Wagner and Richard Strauss to his credit. In this endearing disc, he puts aside monumental music for charming 1920s showtunes by composers like Ivor Novello and Noël Coward. Heppner's hefty voice has

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Canadian tenor Ben Heppner is one of the great new heroic voices of our time, with splendid recordings of Wagner and Richard Strauss to his credit. In this endearing disc, he puts aside monumental music for charming 1920s showtunes by composers like Ivor Novello and Noël Coward. Heppner's hefty voice has many colors, and he can sing with a smile as well as sentiment, capturing the moods of Haydn Wood's romantic "Roses of Picardy" and Sammy Fain's ardent "I'll Be Seeing You." Although some of the melodies are touchingly wistful, like Novello's "We'll Gather Lilacs," most are ringingly affirmative, like Charles Gilbert Spross's "Let All My Life Be Music." Famed Broadway orchestrator Jonathan Tunick conducts the London Philharmonic, which plays with sympathy and ardor. MY SECRET HEART was clearly a labor of love for all concerned.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/09/1999
Label:
Rca
UPC:
0090266350827
catalogNumber:
63508

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Ben Heppner   Primary Artist,Tenor (Vocal)
London Philharmonic Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Jonathan Tunick   Conductor
Duncan Riddell   Leader

Technical Credits

Noël Coward   Lyricist
Ernest Charles   Lyricist
Sammy Cahn   Lyricist
Oscar Hammerstein   Lyricist
Otto Harbach   Lyricist
Irving Kahal   Lyricist
Royden Barrie   Lyricist
Dorothy Donnelly   Lyricist
Ben Heppner   Liner Notes
Ivor Novello   Lyricist
Neil Crory   Liner Notes
Brian Hooker   Lyricist
Frederick Edward Weatherly   Lyricist
Arthur L. Salmon   Lyricist
Christopher Hassall   Lyricist
Karl Flaster   Lyricist

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