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Kiri Te Kanawa

Kiri te Kanawa - Complete Philips & Decca Recordings (23CD BoxSet)

Released to celebrate Dame Kiri Te Kanawa’s 80th birthday, this set features her complete recital recordings for Decca and Philips, filled out with excerpts from the large number of complete recordings of sacred music and opera she made for these labels as well as Deutsche Grammophon.

An interpreter of distinction in both Mozart and Richard Strauss, her operatic vocabulary stretched to the verismo of Puccini and Verdi, the great operas of Richard Strauss, and back through Johann Strauss II, as well as a star-studded recording of John Gay’s The Beggar’s Opera.

Accompanied by Jeffrey Tate, Kiri’s warm and full timbre beautifully conveyed the essence of Canteloube’s folk songs, almost suggesting that they were written for her, on two discs of Songs of the Auvergne; and with pianist Roger Vignoles she offers a recital of music from Purcell to Obradors.

Taking in three sacred music miscellanies – with the St. Paul’s Cathedral Choir and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, and a third offering excerpts from sacred music recordings she made over her career (St. Matthew Passion, Messiah, the Requiems of Fauré and Brahms), this anthology extends to the lighter side of Dame Kiri’s repertoire with collaborators Nelson Riddle and André Previn, and ends with a celebration of Christmas.

Original jackets, Limited edition.

CD 1 Mozart: Concert Arias
Wiener Kammerorchester / György Fischer

CD 2 Mozart: Opera Arias
London Symphony Orchestra / Colin Davis

CD 3 Mozart: Arias
Mitsuko Uchida, piano; English Chamber Orchestra / Jeffrey Tate

CD 4 Mozart: Vesperae solennes de confessore; Exsultate, jubilate
London Symphony Orchestra & Chorus / Colin Davis

CD 5 John Gay, Mozart: Opera Arias
Richard Bonynge, James Levine, John Pritchard,

CD 6 Handel – The Sorceress
Academy of Ancient Music / Christopher Hogwood

CD 7 Mahler: Symphony No. 4
Chicago Symphony Orchestra / Sir Georg Solti

CD 8 Mahler: Symphony No. 4
Boston Symphony Orchestra / Seiji Ozawa

CD 9 Strauss: Vier letzte Lieder; 13 Lieder*
Wiener Philharmoniker / Georg Solti, conductor / piano*

CD 10 Arias from: Carmen (Bizet), Faust (Gounod), Arabella, Capriccio (R. Strauss)

CD 11 Kiri Te Kanawa sings Verdi & Puccini

CD 12 Canteloube: Songs of the Auvergne Series 1–3
English Chamber Orchestra / Jeffrey Tate

CD 13 Canteloube: Songs of the Auvergne Series 4–5
English Chamber Orchestra / Jeffrey Tate
Villa-Lobos: Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5
Cello Ensemble / Lynn Harrell, cello
Berlioz: Les Nuits d’été

CD 14 Kiri in Recital
Roger Vignoles, piano

CD 15 Ave Maria
St. Paul’s Cathedral Choir / Barry Rose

CD 16 Songs of Inspiration
Mormon Tabernacle Choir; Utah Symphony Orchestra / Julius Rudel

CD 17 In Paradisum
Fauré, Handel, Bach, Mozart, Brahms, Karl Jenkins

CD 18 Kiri Te Kanawa – 50th Birthday Concert
London Symphony Orchestra / André Previn, Stephen Barlow

CD 19 Bernstein: West Side Story
Leonard Bernstein

CD 20 My Fair Lady
London Symphony Orchestra / John Mauceri

CD 21 Blue Skies
Nelson Riddle & his Orchestra

CD 22 Kiri Sidetracks – The Jazz Album
André Previn, Mundell Lowe, Ray Brown

CD 23 Christmas with Kiri
London Voices (Terry Edwards); Philharmonia ...