Kiri Te Kanawa

Kiri te Kanawa - Complete Philips & Decca Recordings: 23CD Box Set


- 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    Mostly Mozart
John Gay / Mozart / Mahler

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    Summer Nights
Berlioz, Bizet, Gounod, Richard Strauss

CD 11    Vissi d’arte
Johann Strauss II, Bernstein, Puccini, Verdi

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

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
José Carreras, 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 Orchestra / Carl Davis

Release date: 7 June, 2024