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Verdi & Puccini / Kiri Te Kanawa, Pritchard, London PO


Release Date: 10/25/1990 
Label:  Cbs Masterworks Catalog #: 37298   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Giuseppe VerdiGiacomo PucciniWolfgang Amadeus MozartMaurice Duruflé,   ... 
Performer:  Dame Kiri Te KanawaLaurence DaleGillian KnightLinda Finnie,   ... 
Conductor:  John PritchardLorin MaazelSir Andrew Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic OrchestraLondon Symphony OrchestraNational Theater Opera Orchestra of Paris,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 9 Mins. 

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This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.

Notes and Editorial Reviews

Having admitted to only qualified enthusiasm for Dame Kiri's recent CD albums of popular repertoire and folk-songs, it is a pleasure to recommend this programme of Verdi and Puccini arias without reservation. The beautiful voice has never sounded better and the clear well-balanced recording allows us to hear the expressive pointing of meaning and characterization to perfection. Orchestral sound too is excellent, though slightly set back in relation to the ideally perspectived voice.

-- John Borwick, Gramophone [5/1985]
Having admitted to only qualified enthusiasm for Dame Kiri's recent CD albums of popular repertoire and folk-songs, it is a pleasure to recommend this programme of Verdi and Puccini arias without reservation. The beautiful voice has never sounded better and the clear well-balanced recording allows us to hear the expressive pointing of meaning and characterization to perfection. Orchestral sound too is excellent, though slightly set back in relation to the ideally perspectived voice.

-- John Borwick, Gramophone [5/1985]
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Works on This Recording

1. Don Carlos: Tu, che la vanitá conoscesti del mondo by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano)
Conductor:  John Pritchard
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1867/1884; Italy 
2. Il trovatore: D'amor sull' ali rosee by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano)
Conductor:  John Pritchard
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
Notes: This selection begins with "Timor di me..." 
3. La traviata: Ah, fors' è lui...Sempre libera by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano), Laurence Dale (Tenor)
Conductor:  John Pritchard
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
Notes: This selection begins with "E strano..." 
4. Le Villi: Se come voi piccina by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano)
Conductor:  John Pritchard
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1884; Italy 
5. Tosca: Vissi d'arte, vissi d'amore by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano)
Conductor:  John Pritchard
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900; Italy 
6. La Rondine: Ch'il bel sogno di Doretta by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano)
Conductor:  John Pritchard
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1917; Italy 
7. La Bohème: Quando m'en vo' soletta "Musetta's Waltz" by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano)
Conductor:  John Pritchard
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Italy 
8. Manon Lescaut: In quelle trine morbide by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano)
Conductor:  John Pritchard
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; Italy 
9. Gianni Schicchi: O mio babbino caro by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano)
Conductor:  John Pritchard
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1918; Italy 
10. Madama Butterfly: Un bel dì vedremo by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano)
Conductor:  John Pritchard
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1904; Italy 
11. La Rondine: Ore dolci e divine by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Gillian Knight (Soprano), Linda Finnie (Mezzo Soprano), Lillian Watson (Soprano),
Lorin Maazel (Soprano)
Conductor:  John Pritchard
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1917; Italy 
Notes: This selection begins with "Timor di me..." 
12. Don Giovanni, K 527: Ah, fuggi il traditor by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano)
Conductor:  Lorin Maazel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Theater Opera Orchestra of Paris
Period: Classical 
Written: 1787; Prague, Czech Republ 
Notes: This selection begins with "Timor di me..." 
13. Don Giovanni, K 527: In quali eccessi...Mi tradì quell' alma ingrata by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano)
Conductor:  Lorin Maazel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Theater Opera Orchestra of Paris
Period: Classical 
Written: 1787; Prague, Czech Republ 
Notes: This selection begins with "Timor di me..." 
14. Requiem, Op. 9: Pie Jesu by Maurice Duruflé
Performer:  Siegmund Nimsgern (Baritone), Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano)
Conductor:  Sir Andrew Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1947; Paris, France 
Notes: This selection begins with "Timor di me..." 
15. Hänsel und Gretel: Der kleine Sandmann bin ich by Engelbert Humperdinck
Performer:  Frederica Von Stade (Mezzo Soprano), Ileana Cotrubas (Soprano), Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano)
Conductor:  John Pritchard
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cologne Gürzenich Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; Germany 
Notes: This selection begins with "Timor di me..." 

Sound Samples

Tu che le vanità conoscesti from Don Carlo
Timor di me - D'amor sull'ali rosee from Il Trovatore
È strano - ah, fors' è lui from La Traviata
Se come voi piccina io fossi from Le Villi (Act I) (Voice)
Vissi d'arte from Tosca
Chi il bel sogno di Doretta from La rondine
Quando me'n vo' soletta per la via from Act II of La bohème (Musetta's Waltz Song)
In quelle trine morbide from Manon Lescaut
O mio babbino caro from Gianni Schicchi
Un bel dì vedremo from Madama Butterfly

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