The Kiri Te Kanawa Songbook (CD)

Eloquence
$12.99
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4762446
Artist:
Kiri Te Kanawa

One of Kiri Te Kanawa’s rare recorded excursions into song repertoire, this consummate recital is once more restored to the Decca catalogue. Including such popular favourites as Rachmaninov’s ‘Vocalise’ and Granados’ ‘La maja y el ruiseñor’, Obradors’ wonderful ‘Cinco canciones clasicas espanolas’ and a quartet of beautiful songs by Liszt.

Recording producer: Paul Myers
Recording engineer: Stan Goodall (3, 4, 6-10, 13-17); Jonathan Stokes (1, 2, 5, 11, 12)
Recording location: St. Peter’s Church, Morden, UK, April-May 1989
Tape editor: Simon Bertram

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Tracklisting:

HENRY PURCELL arr. Benjamin Britten
The Blessed Virgin’s Expostulation

FRANZ LISZT
Die Lorelei
Comment, disaient-ils
Oh, quand je dors
Pace non trovo

MAURICE RAVEL
Cinq Mélodies populaires grecques

SERGEI RACHMANINOV
Vocalise

ENRIQUE GRANADOS
La maja y el ruiseñor

FERNANDO OBRADORS
Cinco canciones clásicas españolas

Kiri Te Kanawa soprano
Roger Vignoles piano

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Reviews:

‘A rich ripe peach of a recital, and in case that suggests something altogether too sweet and lush to satisfy a fastidious taste it should immediately be added that the soprano’s tone is fresh, her responsiveness to words keen, the pianist’s touch very evidently guided by a refined, lively intelligence, and the programme a delight in the variety as well as the generous melodic appeal of its contents.’
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