Kiri Te Kanawa sings Mozart [3 CD set]

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Kiri Te Kanawa sings Mozart [3 CD set]
Kiri te Kanawa (soprano) with London Symphony Orchestra, Sir Colin Davis & London Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Georg Solti, etc

[ Decca Australian Eloquence / 3 CD ]

Release Date: Thursday 13 October 2011

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While Kiri Te Kanawa was still preparing for that career-defining debut as the Countess in Le nozze di Figaro, she made her first Mozart disc under Colin Davis: a collection of sacred music, including the Solemn Vespers, KV 339.

While Kiri Te Kanawa was still preparing for that career-defining debut as the Countess in Le nozze di Figaro, she made her 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 Zauberflöte in 1977. Her leap into superstardom came 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 György Fischer) and Philips (with Sir Colin Davis and Jeffrey Tate). Included too are two arias from her celebrated recording of Le nozze di Figaro with Sir Georg Solti, an aria from her sublime recording of Così fan tutte with James Levine (for Deutsche Grammophon) as well as sacred arias, and sacred music conducted by Neville Marriner and Colin Davis.

Tracks:

Ruhe sanft, mein holdes Leben (from Zaïde)
Crudeli, oh dio! (from La Finta Giardiniera)
S'altro che lagrime (from La clemenza di Tito)
Ei parte...Per pietà (from Così fan tutte)
L'amerò, sarò costante (from Il re pastore)
Pupille amate (from Lucio Silla)
Se il padre perdei (from Idomeneo)
Ach, ich fühl's (from Die Zauberflöte, K620)
(all with London Symphony Orchestra, Sir Colin Davis)

Et incarnatus est (from Great Mass in C minor)
Vesperae Solennes de Confessore, K339: Laudate Dominum
Exsultate, jubilate, K165
(with London Symphony Orchestra, Sir Colin Davis)

Porgi amor (from Le nozze di Figaro)
E Susanna non vien! … Dove sono i bei momenti (from Le nozze di Figaro)
(with London Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Georg Solti)

Bester Jüngling (from Der Schauspieldirektor)
Come scoglio (from Così fan tutte)
Traurigkeit (from Die Entführung aus dem Serail)
Lungi da te, mio bene (from Mitridate, Rè di Ponto, KV87)
Or sai chi l'onore (from Don Giovanni)
Crudele! Ah no, mio bene! ... Non mi dir, bell'idol mio (from Don Giovanni)

Martern aller Arten (from Die Entführung aus dem Serail)
Misera, dove son? - Ah! non son' io che parlo! K369
Ch'io mi scordi di te?... Non temer, amato bene, K505
Ah, lo previdi... Ah, l'invola agl'occhi miei, K272
Vado, ma dove? oh Dei!, K583
O temerario Arbace... Per quel paterno amplesso, K79
Chi sà, chi sà qual sia, K582
Non più, tutto ascoltai - Non temer, amato bene, K490
Bella mia fiamma, addio... Resta, oh cara, K528
Nehmt meinen Dank, ihr holden Gönner!, concert aria K383