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


Release Date: 10/18/2005 
Label:  Sony   Catalog #: 92605   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Giuseppe VerdiGiacomo PucciniWolfgang Amadeus MozartMaurice Duruflé,   ... 
Performer:  Dame Kiri Te KanawaLaurence DaleLorin MaazelLillian Watson,   ... 
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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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.

-- Gramophone [5/1985, reviewing the original issue of this album, CBS 37298]
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.

-- Gramophone [5/1985, reviewing the original issue of this album, CBS 37298]
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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:  Lorin Maazel (Soprano), Lillian Watson (Soprano), Linda Finnie (Mezzo Soprano),
Gillian Knight (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:  Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano), Siegmund Nimsgern (Baritone)
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:  Ileana Cotrubas (Soprano), Frederica Von Stade (Mezzo 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

Vissi d'arte from Tosca
Chi il bel sogno di Doretta from La rondine
Quando m' en vo' soletta from La bohème
In quelle trine morbide from Manon Lescaut
O mio babbino caro from Gianni Schicchi
Un bel dì vedremo from Madama Butterfly
Se come voi from Act I of Le Villi
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
Ore dolci e divine from La rondine
Ah! Fuggi il traditor from Don Giovanni, K. 527
In quali eccessi... Mi tradì quell' alma ingrata from Don Giovanni, K. 527
Der kleine Sandmann bin ich from Hänsel und Gretel
Pie Jesu from Requiem, Op. 9

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