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Kiri Te Kanawa

Kiri Te Kanawa Sings Mozart (3CD)

While Kiri Te Kanawa was still preparing for that career-defining debut as the Countess, she made a first Mozart disc under Colin Davis: a collection of sacred music, including the Solemn Vespers, KV 339, with its serene setting of 'Laudate Dominum', and Exsultate, jubilate.

The Countess became the singer's calling-card, and she repeated the role immediately in San Francisco and at Glyndebourne. The thwarted Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni followed, again under Davis at Covent Garden, before Kiri took her Countess to the Met in New York in February 1976, and sang her first Fiordiligi in Paris, in a production by Jean-Pierre Ponnelle. The Paris Opera was also the location of Kiri's debut as Pamina in Die Zauberflote in 1977 followed by her leap into superstardom, when she sang at the wedding of Prince Charles and Diana in July 1981. The previous month she had committed her Countess to disc in a classic recording for Decca under Georg Solti.

This collection brings together for the first time on disc, Dame Kiri's complete Mozart recital discs for Decca (with Gyorgy Fischer) and Philips (with Sir Colin Davis and Jeffrey Tate). 

 

TRACK LIST

MOZART
CD 1

  1. Zaide, KV 344: Ruhe sanft, mein holdes Leben
  2. La finta giardiniera, KV 196: Crudeli fermante … Ah dal pianto
  3. La clemenza di Tito, KV 621: S’altro che lagrime
  4. Così fan tutte, KV 588: Ei parte … Senti … Per pietà, ben mio, perdonna
  5. Il re pastore, KV 208: L’amerò, sarò costante
  6. Lucio Silla, KV 135: Pupille amate
  7. Idomeneo, KV 366: Se il padre perdei
  8. Die Zauberflöte, KV 620: Ach, ich fühl’s
  9. London Symphony Orchestra
  10. Sir Colin Davis
  11. Mass in C minor, KV 427 ‘Great’: Et incarnatus est
    Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
    Sir Neville Marriner
  12. Vesperae solennes de confessore, KV 339: Laudate Dominum
    John Constable, organ
    London Symphony Chorus & Orchestra
    Sir Colin Davis
  13. Exsultate, jubilate, KV 165
    John Constable, organ
    London Symphony Orchestra
    Sir Colin Davis

CD 2
Le Nozze di Figaro, KV 492

  1. 1 Porgi amor
  2. 2 E Susanna non vien … Dove sono
    London Philharmonic Orchestra
    Sir Georg Solti
  3. Der Schauspieldirektor, KV 486: Bester Jüngling
    Wiener Philharmoniker
    Sir John Pritchard
  4. Così fan tutte, KV 588: Come scoglio
    Wiener Philharmoniker
    James Levine
  5. Die Entführung aus dem Serail, KV 384: Welcher Wechsel herrscht in meiner Seele …Traurigkeit ward mir zum Lose
  6. Mitridate, re di Ponto, KV 87: Lungi da te, mio bene
    Frank Lloyd, horn
    Don Giovanni, KV 527
  7. Don Ottavio, son morta …Or sai chi l’onore (with Peter Bronder, tenor)
  8. Calmatevi, idol mio …Non mi dir
  9. Die Entführung aus dem Serail, KV 384: Martern aller Arten
    English Chamber Orchestra
    Jeffrey Tate

CD 3

  1. 1 Misera! dove son … Ah! non son’io che parlo, KV 369
  2. 2 Ch’io mi scordi di te … Non temer, amato bene, KV 505
    Mitsuko Uchida, piano
    English Chamber Orchestra
    Jeffrey Tate
  3. Ah, lo prevedi … Ah, t’invola agl’occhi miei, KV 272
  4. Vado, ma dove? Oh Dei!, KV 583
  5. Oh, temerario Arbace! … Per quel Paterno amplesso, KV 79 (KV 73d)
  6. Chi sa, chi sa, qual sia, KV 582
  7. Non più. Tutto ascoltai … Non temer, amato bene, KV 490 (with Rainer Küchl,violin)
  8. Bella mia fiamma, addio! … Resta, oh cara, KV 528
  9. Nehmt meinen Dank, ihr holden Gönner!, KV 383
    Wiener Kammerorchester
    György Fischer
    Kiri Te Kanawa, soprano