WGBH Radio WGBH Radio theclassicalstation.org

The Very Best Of Kiri Te Kanawa


Release Date: 09/02/2003 
Label:  Emi Classics   Catalog #: 85111   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Giacomo PucciniUmberto GiordanoGiuseppe VerdiJules Massenet,   ... 
Performer:  Dame Kiri Te KanawaDon LusherJim HughesCharlie Morgan,   ... 
Conductor:  Myung-Whun ChungJeffrey TateJulius RudelBernard Haitink,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony OrchestraRoyal Opera House Covent Garden OrchestraPhilharmonia Orchestra,   ... 
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 30 Mins. 

In Stock: Usually ships in 24 hours.  

Notes and Editorial Reviews

Includes traditional folksong(s). Soloist: Dame Kiri Te Kanawa.
Includes song(s) by Maurice Ravel, Irving Berlin, Cole Porter, Paul McCartney, Marx. Soloist: Dame Kiri Te Kanawa.
Includes work(s) by Stanley Myers. Soloist: Dame Kiri Te Kanawa.
Includes traditional folksong(s). Soloist: Dame Kiri Te Kanawa.
Includes song(s) by Maurice Ravel, Irving Berlin, Cole Porter, Paul McCartney, Marx. Soloist: Dame Kiri Te Kanawa.
Includes work(s) by Stanley Myers. Soloist: Dame Kiri Te Kanawa. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Turandot: Signore, ascolta by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano)
Conductor:  Myung-Whun Chung
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1926; Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 39 Secs. 
2. Andrea Chénier: La mamma morta by Umberto Giordano
Performer:  Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano)
Conductor:  Myung-Whun Chung
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Italy 
Length: 5 Minutes 34 Secs. 
3. La traviata: Addio del passato by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano)
Conductor:  Myung-Whun Chung
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 46 Secs. 
4. Manon: Obéissons quand leur voix appelle "Gavotte" by Jules Massenet
Performer:  Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano)
Conductor:  Jeffrey Tate
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1883-1884; France 
Length: 5 Minutes 1 Secs. 
5. Louise: Depuis le jour by Gustave Charpentier
Performer:  Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano)
Conductor:  Jeffrey Tate
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900; France 
Length: 5 Minutes 2 Secs. 
6. Les contes d'Hoffmann: Elle a fui, la tourterelle! by Jacques Offenbach
Performer:  Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano)
Conductor:  Jeffrey Tate
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1881; Paris, France 
Length: 5 Minutes 16 Secs. 
7. Die Zauberflöte, K 620: Ach, ich fühl's, es ist verschwunden by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano)
Conductor:  Julius Rudel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1791; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 4 Minutes 4 Secs. 
8. Tannhäuser: Dich, teure Halle by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano)
Conductor:  Julius Rudel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1845/1861; Germany 
Length: 7 Minutes 33 Secs. 
9. Der Rosenkavalier, Op. 59: Da geht er hin, der aufgeblasene by Richard Strauss
Performer:  Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano)
Conductor:  Bernard Haitink
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Dresden Staatskapelle
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1909-1910; Germany 
Length: 5 Minutes 29 Secs. 
10. Die tote Stadt, Op. 12: Glück, das mir verblieb "Mariettalied" by Erich Wolfgang Korngold
Performer:  Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano)
Conductor:  Julius Rudel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1920; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 5 Minutes 34 Secs. 
11. Shéhérazade: no 2, La flûte enchantée by Maurice Ravel
Performer:  Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano)
Conductor:  John Pritchard
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Brussels National Opera Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1903; France 
Length: 2 Minutes 43 Secs. 
12. L'invitation au voyage by Henri Duparc
Performer:  Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano)
Conductor:  John Pritchard
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Brussels National Opera Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1870; France 
Length: 4 Minutes 44 Secs. 
13. Le manoir de Rosemonde by Henri Duparc
Performer:  Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano)
Conductor:  John Pritchard
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Brussels National Opera Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1879; France 
Length: 2 Minutes 39 Secs. 
14. George White's Scandals of 1924: Somebody loves me by George Gershwin
Performer:  Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano)
Conductor:  John McGlinn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York New Princess Theatre Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1924; USA 
Length: 3 Minutes 0 Secs. 
15. Goldwyn Follies: Love is here to stay by George Gershwin
Performer:  Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano)
Conductor:  John McGlinn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York New Princess Theatre Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1937; USA 
Length: 2 Minutes 44 Secs. 
16. Porgy and Bess: Summertime by George Gershwin
Performer:  Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano)
Conductor:  John McGlinn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York New Princess Theatre Orchestra,  New York Choral Artists
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1935; USA 
Length: 2 Minutes 40 Secs. 
17. Cover Girl: Long Ago and Far Away by Jerome Kern
Performer:  Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano)
Conductor:  Jonathan Tunick
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Sinfonietta
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1944; USA 
Length: 2 Minutes 51 Secs. 
18. Swing Time: A Fine Romance by Jerome Kern
Performer:  Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano)
Conductor:  Jonathan Tunick
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Sinfonietta
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1936; USA 
Length: 2 Minutes 47 Secs. 
19. Music in the Air: The Song is You by Jerome Kern
Performer:  Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano)
Conductor:  Jonathan Tunick
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Sinfonietta
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1932; USA 
Length: 2 Minutes 59 Secs. 
20. Follow the Fleet: Let's face the music and dance by Irving Berlin
Performer:  Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano)
Conductor:  Jonathan Tunick
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Abbey Road Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1936; USA 
Length: 2 Minutes 5 Secs. 
21. What'll I Do? by Irving Berlin
Performer:  Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano)
Conductor:  Jonathan Tunick
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Abbey Road Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1924; USA 
Length: 3 Minutes 43 Secs. 
22. Annie Get Your Gun: They say it's wonderful by Irving Berlin
Performer:  Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano)
Conductor:  Jonathan Tunick
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Abbey Road Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1946; USA 
Length: 2 Minutes 37 Secs. 
23. Born to Dance: I've got you under my skin by Cole Porter
Performer:  Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano)
Conductor:  Peter Matz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New World Philharmonic
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1936; USA 
Length: 3 Minutes 25 Secs. 
24. Seven Lively Arts: Ev'ry time we say goodbye by Cole Porter
Performer:  Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano), Don Lusher (Trombone)
Conductor:  Peter Matz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New World Philharmonic
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1944; USA 
Length: 3 Minutes 32 Secs. 
25. High Society: True love by Cole Porter
Performer:  Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano), Jim Hughes (Harmonica)
Conductor:  Peter Matz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New World Philharmonic
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1956; USA 
Length: 3 Minutes 33 Secs. 
26. Silent Night by Franz Xaver Gruber
Performer:  Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano)
Conductor:  Jonathan Tunick
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Abbey Road Ensemble
Period: Classical 
Written: 1818; Austria 
Length: 2 Minutes 51 Secs. 
27. Come to the Fair by Easthope Martin
Performer:  Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano)
Conductor:  Douglas Gamley
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic Orchestra London members
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1917 
Length: 2 Minutes 56 Secs. 
28. Tis the last rose of summer by Thomas Moore
Performer:  Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano)
Conductor:  Douglas Gamley
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic Orchestra London members
Period: Romantic 
Written: Ireland 
Length: 3 Minutes 28 Secs. 
29. The keel row by Traditional
Performer:  Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano)
Conductor:  Douglas Gamley
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic Orchestra London members
Length: 1 Minutes 40 Secs. 
30. Coming through the rye by Traditional
Performer:  Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano)
Conductor:  Douglas Gamley
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic Orchestra London members
Period: Romantic 
Written: Scotland 
Length: 1 Minutes 36 Secs. 
31. Greensleeves by Traditional
Performer:  Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano)
Conductor:  Douglas Gamley
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic Orchestra London members
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; England 
Length: 3 Minutes 32 Secs. 
32. Danny Boy "Londonderry Air" by Traditional
Performer:  Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano)
Conductor:  Douglas Gamley
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic Orchestra London members
Written: Ireland 
Length: 4 Minutes 33 Secs. 
33. Hokihoki tonu mai by Traditional
Performer:  Charlie Morgan (Drums), Frank Ricotti (Percussion), Mickey Ututaonga (Drums),
Peter Morgan (Percussion), Richard Anaru (Guitar), Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Waihirere Maori Group,  Abbey Road Ensemble
Written: New Zealand 
34. Po Ata rau by Traditional
Performer:  Charlie Morgan (Drums), Frank Ricotti (Percussion), Richard Anaru (Guitar),
Peter Morgan (Percussion), Mickey Ututaonga (Drums), Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Waihirere Maori Group,  Abbey Road Ensemble
Written: New Zealand 
Length: 3 Minutes 44 Secs. 
35. Liverpool Oratorio: The world you're coming into by Paul McCartney
Performer:  Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano), Jeremy Budd (Treble)
Conductor:  Carl Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1991; England 
Length: 2 Minutes 30 Secs. 
36. Adriana Lecouvreur: Io son l'umile ancella by Francesco Cilèa
Performer:  Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano)
Conductor:  Myung-Whun Chung
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1902; Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 17 Secs. 
37. Les pêcheurs de perles: Comme autrefois by Georges Bizet
Performer:  Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano)
Conductor:  Jeffrey Tate
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1863; Paris, France 
Length: 6 Minutes 42 Secs. 
Notes: This selection begins with "Ma voilà seule..." 
38. I'll Be Home for Christmas by Kim Gannon
Performer:  Laurie Holloway (Piano), Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano)
Conductor:  Jonathan Tunick
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Abbey Road Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1943; USA 
Length: 2 Minutes 25 Secs. 
Notes: This selection was written in collaboration with Walter Kent and Buck Ram. 
39. Der Freischütz, J 277: Leise, leise fromme Weise by Carl Maria von Weber
Performer:  Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano)
Conductor:  Julius Rudel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1817-1821; Dresden, Germany 
Length: 7 Minutes 33 Secs. 
Notes: This selection begins with "Wie nahte mir der Schlummer..." 

Customer Reviews

Be the first to review this title
Review This Title
Review This Title Share on Facebook