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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: 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..." 

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