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The Very Best of Kiri Te Kanawa

Album Summary

>Puccini, Giacomo : Turandot
>Cilèa, Francesco : Adriana Lecouvreur
>Giordano, Umberto : Andrea Chenier
>Verdi, Giuseppe : La traviata
>Massenet, Jules : Manon
>Charpentier, Gustave : Louise
>Offenbach, Jacques : Gaîté Parisienne
>Bizet, Georges : The Pearl Fishers, opera
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), K. 620
>Wagner, Richard : Tannhäuser
>Weber, Carl Maria von : Der Freischutz, J 277
>Strauss, Richard : Der Rosenkavalier
>Korngold, Erich Wolfgang : Die tote Stadt (The Dead City)
>Ravel, Maurice : Shéhérazade, poems (3) for soprano (or tenor) & orchestra (or piano)
>Duparc, Henri : L'invitation au voyage
>Duparc, Henri : Le manoir de Rosemonde
>Gershwin, George : George White's Scandals of 1924, revue
>Gershwin, George : The Goldwyn Follies, film score
>Gershwin, George : Girl Crazy
>Gershwin, George : Porgy and Bess
>Kern, Jerome : Long ago
>Kern, Jerome : A Fine Romance, song (from the film "Swing Time")
>Kern, Jerome : Music in the Air, musical in 2 acts
>Berlin, Irving : Follow the Fleet
>Berlin, Irving : Music Box Revue
>Berlin, Irving : Annie Get Your Gun
>Porter, Cole : I've got you under my skin, song (from the film "Born to Dance")
>Porter, Cole : Every time we say goodbye, song (from "Seven Lively Arts")
>Porter, Cole : True love, song (from "High Society")
>Kent, Walter : I'll Be Home for Christmas
>Gruber, Franz : Silent Night
>Martin, Easthope (Frederick John) : Come to the Fair
>Stevenson, John Andrew : The Last Rose of Summer, song
>Traditional, Scottish : The Keel Row
>Traditional, Scottish : Comin' Thro' the Rye
>Traditional, English : Greensleeves, folk song
>Traditional, Irish : Londonderry Air (Danny Boy), folk song
>Traditional : Hoki Hoki Tonu Mai, Maori song
>Traditional : Po Ata Rau (Now is the Hour), Maori song
>McCartney, Paul : Liverpool Oratorio for soloists, chorus & orchestra
Performers Conductors Ensembles Composers
Notes & Reviews:

Personnel: Kiri Te Kanawa (soprano); Jeremy Budd (treble); Richard Anaru (guitar); Jim Hughes (harmonica); Don Lusher (trombone); Laurie Holloway (piano); Mickey Ututaonga (drums, percussion); Charlie Morgan (drums); Frank Ricotti, Peter Morgan (percussion).



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>Puccini, Giacomo : Turandot :: Act 1. Signore, ascolta
  • Performers: London Symphony Orchestra; Kiri Te Kanawa
  • Conductor: Myung-Whun Chung
  • Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: Composition written: 1926.
  • Running Time: 2 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1926

>Francesco Cilèa (Composer) (1866 - 1950) : Adriana Lecouvreur :: Act 1. Ecco
  • Performers: London Symphony Orchestra; Kiri Te Kanawa
  • Conductor: Myung-Whun Chung
  • Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 3 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1902

>Giordano, Umberto : Andrea Chénier :: Act 3. La mamma morta
  • Performers: London Symphony Orchestra; Kiri Te Kanawa
  • Conductor: Myung-Whun Chung
  • Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: Composition written: 1896.
  • Running Time: 5 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1896

>Verdi, Giuseppe : La traviata :: Act 3. Attendo... attendo...Addio del passato
  • Performers: London Symphony Orchestra; Kiri Te Kanawa
  • Conductor: Myung-Whun Chung
  • Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: Composition written: 1853.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1853

>Massenet, Jules : Manon :: Act 3. Je marche sur tous les chemins... Obéissons quand leur voix appelle
  • Performer: Kiri Te Kanawa
  • Conductor: Jeffrey Tate
  • Ensemble: Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra
  • Running Time: 5 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1882-1883

>Charpentier, Gustave : Louise :: Act 3. Dupuis le jour
  • Performer: Kiri Te Kanawa
  • Conductor: Jeffrey Tate
  • Ensemble: Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra
  • Running Time: 5 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1887-1896

>Offenbach, Jacques : Gaîté Parisienne :: Act 4. Elle a fui, la tourterelle!
  • Performer: Kiri Te Kanawa
  • Conductor: Jeffrey Tate
  • Ensemble: Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra
  • Running Time: 5 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Bizet, Georges : The Pearl Fishers, opera :: Act 2. Me voilà seule...Comme autrefois
  • Performer: Kiri Te Kanawa
  • Conductor: Jeffrey Tate
  • Ensemble: Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra
  • Running Time: 6 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1863

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), K. 620 :: Act 2. Ach, ich fühl's
  • Performers: Philharmonia Orchestra; Kiri Te Kanawa
  • Conductor: Julius Rudel
  • Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra
  • Running Time: 4 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1791

>Wagner, Richard : Tannhäuser :: Act 2. Dich, teure Halle
  • Performers: Philharmonia Orchestra; Kiri Te Kanawa
  • Conductor: Julius Rudel
  • Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra
  • Running Time: 3 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1843-1865

>Weber, Carl Maria von : Der Freischütz, J 277 :: Act 2. Wie nahte mir der Schlummer...Leise, leise, fromme We
  • Performers: Philharmonia Orchestra; Kiri Te Kanawa
  • Conductor: Julius Rudel
  • Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra
  • Running Time: 7 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1817-1821

>Strauss, Richard : Der Rosenkavalier :: Act 1. Da geht er hin, der aufgeblas'ne schlechte Kerl
  • Performer: Kiri Te Kanawa
  • Conductor: Bernard Haitink
  • Ensemble: Dresden Staatskapelle
  • Running Time: 5 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1909-1910

>Korngold, Erich Wolfgang : Die tote Stadt (The Dead City) :: Act 1. Glück, das mir verblieb
  • Performers: Philharmonia Orchestra; Kiri Te Kanawa
  • Conductor: Julius Rudel
  • Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra
  • Notes: Composition written: 1920.
  • Running Time: 5 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1920

>Ravel, Maurice : Shéhérazade, poems (3) for soprano (or tenor) & orchestra (or piano) :: La Flûte enchantée
  • Performer: Kiri Te Kanawa
  • Conductor: John Pritchard
  • Ensemble: Brussels National Opera Orchestra
  • Notes: Composition written: 1903.
  • Running Time: 2 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1903

>Duparc, Henri : L'invitation au voyage
  • Performer: Kiri Te Kanawa
  • Conductor: John Pritchard
  • Ensemble: Brussels National Opera Orchestra
  • Running Time: 4 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1870

>Duparc, Henri : Le manoir de Rosemonde
  • Performer: Kiri Te Kanawa
  • Conductor: John Pritchard
  • Ensemble: Brussels National Opera Orchestra
  • Running Time: 2 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1879

>Gershwin, George : George White's Scandals of 1924, revue :: Somebody loves me
  • Performer: Kiri Te Kanawa
  • Conductor: John McGlinn
  • Ensemble: New York Choral Artists
  • Running Time: 3 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1924

>Gershwin, George : The Goldwyn Follies, film score :: Love is here to stay
  • Performer: Kiri Te Kanawa
  • Conductor: John McGlinn
  • Ensemble: New York Choral Artists
  • Running Time: 2 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1937

>Gershwin, George : Girl Crazy :: Embraceable You
  • Performer: Kiri Te Kanawa
  • Conductor: John McGlinn
  • Ensemble: New York Choral Artists
  • Running Time: 4 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1930

>Gershwin, George : Porgy and Bess :: Summertime
  • Performer: Kiri Te Kanawa
  • Conductor: John McGlinn
  • Ensemble: New York Choral Artists
  • Running Time: 2 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1935

>Kern, Jerome : Long ago
  • Performers: London Sinfonietta; Kiri Te Kanawa
  • Conductor: Jonathan Tunick
  • Ensemble: London Sinfonietta
  • Running Time: 2 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Kern, Jerome : A Fine Romance, song (from the film "Swing Time")
  • Performers: London Sinfonietta; Kiri Te Kanawa
  • Conductor: Jonathan Tunick
  • Ensemble: London Sinfonietta
  • Running Time: 2 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1936

>Kern, Jerome : Music in the Air, musical in 2 acts :: The song is you
  • Performers: London Sinfonietta; Kiri Te Kanawa
  • Conductor: Jonathan Tunick
  • Ensemble: Abbey Road Ensemble
  • Running Time: 3 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1932

>Berlin, Irving : Follow the Fleet
  • Performers: Abbey Road Ensemble; Kiri Te Kanawa
  • Conductor: Jonathan Tunick
  • Ensemble: Abbey Road Ensemble
  • Running Time: 2 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1936

>Berlin, Irving : Music Box Revue
  • Performers: Abbey Road Ensemble; Kiri Te Kanawa
  • Conductor: Jonathan Tunick
  • Ensemble: Abbey Road Ensemble
  • Running Time: 3 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1924

>Berlin, Irving : Annie Get Your Gun
  • Performers: Abbey Road Ensemble; Kiri Te Kanawa
  • Conductor: Jonathan Tunick
  • Ensemble: Abbey Road Ensemble
  • Running Time: 2 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1946

>Porter, Cole : I've got you under my skin, song (from the film "Born to Dance")
  • Performers: The New World Philharmonic; Kiri Te Kanawa
  • Conductor: Peter Matz
  • Ensemble: New World Philharmonic
  • Running Time: 3 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Porter, Cole : Every time we say goodbye, song (from "Seven Lively Arts")
  • Performers: The New World Philharmonic; Don Lusher (Trombone); Kiri Te Kanawa
  • Conductor: Peter Matz
  • Ensemble: New World Philharmonic
  • Running Time: 3 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Porter, Cole : True love, song (from "High Society")
  • Performers: Jim Hughes (Harmonica); The New World Philharmonic; Kiri Te Kanawa
  • Conductor: Peter Matz
  • Ensemble: New World Philharmonic
  • Running Time: 3 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Kent, Walter : I'll Be Home for Christmas
  • Performers: Abbey Road Ensemble; Laurie Holloway (Piano); Kiri Te Kanawa
  • Conductor: Jonathan Tunick
  • Ensemble: Abbey Road Ensemble
  • Running Time: 2 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1953

>Gruber, Franz : Silent Night
  • Performers: Abbey Road Ensemble; Kiri Te Kanawa
  • Conductor: Jonathan Tunick
  • Ensemble: Abbey Road Ensemble
  • Running Time: 2 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1818

>Martin, Easthope (Frederick John) : Come to the Fair
  • Performer: Kiri Te Kanawa
  • Conductor: Douglas Gamley
  • Ensemble: National Philharmonic Orchestra London members
  • Running Time: 3 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Vocal

>Stevenson, John Andrew : The Last Rose of Summer, song
  • Performer: Kiri Te Kanawa
  • Conductor: Douglas Gamley
  • Ensemble: National Philharmonic Orchestra London members
  • Running Time: 3 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: circa 1813

>Traditional, Scottish : The Keel Row
  • Performer: Kiri Te Kanawa
  • Conductor: Douglas Gamley
  • Ensemble: National Philharmonic Orchestra London members
  • Running Time: 1 min. 43 sec.

>Traditional, Scottish : Comin' Thro' the Rye
  • Performer: Kiri Te Kanawa
  • Conductor: Douglas Gamley
  • Ensemble: National Philharmonic Orchestra London members
  • Running Time: 1 min. 39 sec.

>Traditional, English : Greensleeves, folk song
  • Performer: Kiri Te Kanawa
  • Conductor: Douglas Gamley
  • Ensemble: National Philharmonic Orchestra London members
  • Notes: Composition written: 1600.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1600

>Traditional, Irish : Londonderry Air (Danny Boy), folk song
  • Performer: Kiri Te Kanawa
  • Conductor: Douglas Gamley
  • Ensemble: National Philharmonic Orchestra London members
  • Running Time: 4 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: by 1855

>Traditional : Hoki Hoki Tonu Mai, Maori song
  • Performers: Abbey Road Ensemble; Kiri Te Kanawa
  • Conductor: Jonathan Tunick
  • Ensemble: Maori Vocal Group
  • Running Time: 3 min. 53 sec.

>Traditional : Po Ata Rau (Now is the Hour), Maori song
  • Performers: Abbey Road Ensemble; Kiri Te Kanawa
  • Conductor: Jonathan Tunick
  • Ensemble: Abbey Road Ensemble
  • Running Time: 3 min. 48 sec.

>McCartney, Paul : Liverpool Oratorio for soloists, chorus & orchestra :: The world you're coming into
  • Performers: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra; Jeremy Budd (Treble); Kiri Te Kanawa
  • Conductor: Carl Davis
  • Running Time: 2 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1991