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Kiri - A Portrait


Release Date: 02/10/2004 
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 000186302   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Giacomo PucciniJoseph CanteloubeWolfgang Amadeus MozartGiuseppe Verdi,   ... 
Performer:  Dame Kiri Te KanawaMitsuko UchidaAlfredo KrausOlaf Bär,   ... 
Conductor:  Stephen BarlowJeffrey TateSir Georg SoltiGyörgy Fischer,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony OrchestraEnglish Chamber OrchestraLondon Philharmonic Orchestra,   ... 
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 26 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

1. Gianni Schicchi: O mio babbino caro by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano)
Conductor:  Stephen Barlow
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1918; Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 27 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
2. Chants d'Auvergne: Volume 1 - no 2, Baïlèro by Joseph Canteloube
Performer:  Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano)
Conductor:  Jeffrey Tate
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1923-1930; France 
Length: 6 Minutes 40 Secs. 
Language: French 
3. Chants d'Auvergne: Volume 3 - no 5, Malurous qu'o uno fenno by Joseph Canteloube
Performer:  Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano)
Conductor:  Jeffrey Tate
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1923-1930; France 
Length: 1 Minutes 32 Secs. 
Language: French 
4. Le nozze di Figaro, K 492: Porgi, amor, qualche ristoro by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano)
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1786; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 4 Minutes 30 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
5. Nehmt meinen Dank, ihr holden Gönner, K 383 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano)
Conductor:  György Fischer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Chamber Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1782; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 3 Minutes 34 Secs. 
Language: German 
6. Ch'io mi scordi di te...Non temer, amato bene, K 505 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano), Mitsuko Uchida (Piano)
Conductor:  Jeffrey Tate
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1786; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 9 Minutes 50 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
7. La traviata: Libiamo ne' lieti calici "Brindisi" by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano), Alfredo Kraus (Tenor)
Conductor:  Zubin Mehta
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Florence Maggio Musicale Orchestra,  Florence Maggio Musicale Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 4 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
8. La traviata: Ah, fors' è lui...Sempre libera by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano)
Conductor:  Zubin Mehta
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Florence Maggio Musicale Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 38 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
9. Zaide, K 344 (336b): Ruhe sanft, mein holdes Leben by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano)
Conductor:  Sir Colin Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1780; Austria 
Length: 6 Minutes 38 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
10. Four Last Songs, AV 150: no 3, Beim Schlafengehen by Richard Strauss
Performer:  Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano)
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1948; Germany 
Length: 4 Minutes 50 Secs. 
Language: German 
11. Ave Maria by Charles Gounod
Performer:  Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano)
Conductor:  Julius Rudel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Utah Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; France 
Length: 2 Minutes 43 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
Notes: Arranged: Chris Hazell
This work is based on J.S. Bach's Prelude no 1 in C from 'The Well-Tempered Clavier.' 
12. Requiem, Op. 48: Pie Jesu by Gabriel Fauré
Performer:  Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano)
Conductor:  Charles Dutoit
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Montreal Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1888 rev 1893; France 
Length: 3 Minutes 42 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
13. The Sound of Music: Climb ev'ry mountain by Richard Rodgers
Performer:  Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano)
Conductor:  Julius Rudel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Mormon Tabernacle Choir,  Utah Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Length: 3 Minutes 17 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranged: Chris Hazell 
14. Panis angelicus by César Franck
Performer:  Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano)
Conductor:  Barry Rose
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1872; France 
Length: 3 Minutes 35 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
Notes: Arranged: Alan Boustead 
15. Die tote Stadt, Op. 12: Glück, das mir verblieb "Mariettalied" by Erich Wolfgang Korngold
Performer:  Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano)
Conductor:  Stephen Barlow
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1920; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 5 Minutes 9 Secs. 
Language: German 
16. Die Zauberflöte, K 620: Schnelle Füsse by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Olaf Bär (Baritone), Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano)
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields,  Ambrosian Opera Chorus
Period: Classical 
Written: 1791; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 4 Minutes 52 Secs. 
Language: German 
Notes: This selection shares a track and timing with "Es lebe Sarastro." 
17. Die Zauberflöte, K 620: Es lebe Sarastro by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Olaf Bär (Baritone), Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano)
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields,  Ambrosian Opera Chorus
Period: Classical 
Written: 1791; Vienna, Austria 
Language: German 
Notes: This selection shares a track and timing with "Schnelle Füsse." 
18. Beggar's Opera: Virgins are like the fair flower by John Gay
Performer:  Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano)
Conductor:  Richard Bonynge
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1728; England 
Length: 2 Minutes 37 Secs. 
Language: English 
19. Beggar's Opera: Cease your funning by John Gay
Performer:  Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano)
Conductor:  Richard Bonynge
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1728; England 
Length: 1 Minutes 28 Secs. 
Language: English 
20. Messiah, HWV 56: Rejoice greatly, o daughter of Zion by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano)
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1742; London, England 
Length: 4 Minutes 21 Secs. 
Language: English 
21. Saint Matthew Passion, BWV 244: no 12, Blute nur by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano)
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: ?1727; Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 4 Minutes 37 Secs. 
Language: German 
22. Tosca: Vissi d'arte, vissi d'amore by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano)
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900; Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 17 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
23. Bachianas brasileiras no 5 for Soprano and 8 Cellos: Aria "Cantilena" by Heitor Villa-Lobos
Performer:  Lynn Harrell (Cello), Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano)
Conductor:  Jeffrey Tate
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Instrumental Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1938-1945; Brazil 
Length: 6 Minutes 43 Secs. 
Language: Portuguese 
24. German Requiem, Op. 45: Ihr habt nun Traurigkeit by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano)
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra,  Chicago Symphony Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1854-1868; Austria 
Length: 8 Minutes 20 Secs. 
Language: German 
25. Manon Lescaut: Tu, tu, amore, tu? by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  José Carreras (Tenor), Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano)
Conductor:  Riccardo Chailly
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bologna Teatro Comunale Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; Italy 
Length: 8 Minutes 35 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection is preceded by "Oh, sarò la più bella." 
26. Carmen: Je dis que rien ne m'épouvante "Micaëla's Aria" by Georges Bizet
Performer:  Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano)
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1873-1874; France 
Length: 5 Minutes 44 Secs. 
Language: French 
27. My Fair Lady: Wouldn't it be loverly by Frederick Loewe
Performer:  Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano)
Conductor:  John Mauceri
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra,  London Voices
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1956; USA 
Length: 4 Minutes 47 Secs. 
Language: English 
28. High, Wide and Handsome: The Folks Who Live on the Hill by Jerome Kern
Performer:  Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano)
Conductor:  Nelson Riddle
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Nelson Riddle Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1937; USA 
Length: 4 Minutes 40 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranged: Nelson Riddle 
29. The Enchantress: Art is calling for me by Victor Herbert
Performer:  Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano)
Conductor:  Stephen Barlow
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1911; USA 
Length: 3 Minutes 57 Secs. 
Language: English 
30. Hine e Hine by Princess Te Rangi Pai
Performer:  Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Waihirere Maori Group
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 1916; New Zealand 
Length: 1 Minutes 41 Secs. 
31. Casanova: O Madonna, auf uns sieh "Nuns' Chorus" by Johann Strauss Jr.
Performer:  Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano)
Conductor:  Julius Rudel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Mormon Tabernacle Choir,  Utah Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Length: 3 Minutes 31 Secs. 
Language: German 
Notes: Arranged: Ralph Benatzky and Douglas Gamley 
32. Bist du bei mir by Gottfried H. Stölzel
Performer:  Olga Hegedus (Cello), Christopher Bowers-Broadbent (Organ), Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano)
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Length: 2 Minutes 49 Secs. 
Language: German 
33. The Most Wonderful Birthday of All by Carl Davis
Performer:  Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano)
Conductor:  Carl Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra,  London Voices
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
Length: 4 Minutes 43 Secs. 
Language: English 
34. Sunset Boulevard: With One Look by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Performer:  Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano)
Conductor:  Stephen Barlow
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Length: 3 Minutes 29 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranged: Chris Hazell 

Sound Samples

Gianni Schicchi: "O, mio babbino caro"
Chants d'Auvergne: 2. Bailero
Chants d'Auvergne: 13. Malurous qu'o uno Fenno
Le nozze di Figaro, K.492 / Act 2: "Porgi amor"
Ch'io mi scordi di te... Non temer, amato bene, K.505 - (Varesco)
Nehmt meinen Dank, K.383
Zaide, K.344 / Act 1: "Ruhe sanft, mein holdes Leben"
Vier letzte Lieder: 3. Beim Schlafengehen
Ave Maria
Requiem, Op.48: 4. Pie Jesu
Panis Angelicus
Die tote Stadt / Act 1: Glück, das mir verblieb (Mariettalied)
Casanova: Nuns' Chorus
Climb Ev'ry Mountain - from "The Sound of Music"
Sunset Boulevard: With one look
The most wonderful birthday of all
Hine e hine (Lullaby)
Die Zauberflöte, K.620 / Act 1: Schnelle Fuße, rascher Mut ...Es lebe Sarastro
The Beggar's Opera / Act 1: Virgins are like the fair flow'r in its lustre
The Beggar's Opera / Act 2: Cease your funning
Messiah / Part 1: Rejoice greatly, o daughter of Zion
St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244 / Part One: No.8 Aria (Soprano): "Blute nur, du liebes Herz"
"Bist du bei mir", BWV 508
Bachianas brasileiras No.5 for Soprano and Cellos: Aria (Cantilena)
Ein deutsches Requiem, Op.45: 5. Solo (Sopran) und Chor: "Ihr habt nun Traurigkeit"
Tosca / Act 2: "Vissi d'arte, vissi d'amore"
Manon Lescaut / Act 2: Oh, sarò la più bella!...Tu, tu, amore tu
Carmen / Act 3: "Je dis que rien ne m'épouvante"
La traviata / Act 1: "Libiamo ne'lieti calici (Brindisi)
La traviata / Act 1: "Follie! Delirio vano è questo!" - "Sempre libera"
My Fair Lady: Wouldn't it be loverly?
The Folks Who Live On The Hill
The Enchantress - original smith: Art is calling for me

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