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Kiri Sings Kern

  • 1. Folks Who Live On the Hill, song, The (from the film "High, Wide and Handsome")
    2. I'm Old-Fashioned, song (from the film "You Were Never Lovelier")
    3. Way You Look Tonight, song, The (from the film "Swing Time")
    4. Song Is You, song, The (from "Music in the Air")
    5. Smoke Gets in Your Eyes, song (from "Roberta")
    6. All Through the Day, song (from film "Centennial Summer")
    7. Last Time I Saw Paris, song, The (from the film "Lady Be Good")
    8. Fine Romance, song, A (from the film "Swing Time")
    9. Yesterdays, song (from "Roberta")
    10. All the Things You Are, song (from "Very Warm for May")
    11. Bill, song (from "Show Boat")
    12. Long Ago (And Far Away), song (from the film "Cover Girl")
    13. Look for the Silver Lining, song (from "Sally")
    14. Can't Help Lovin' dat Man, song (from "Show Boat")
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): CDQ-54527

  • Credits

    Personnel: Kiri Te Kanawa (soprano).
    Director: Dirigent.
    Photographer: Henry Grossman.
    Arranger: Jonathan Tunick.
    Kiri Te Kanawa is no stranger to the repertoire of popular song, having notably recorded the works of composers such as George Gershwin, Irving Berlin, and Cole Porter, among others. And while many operatic performers tend to overwhelm when they venture into the world of pop music, Te Kanawa brings acute artistic sensitivity and musical intelligence to bear on her interpretations. On KIRI SINGS KERN, she lends her beautiful voice and refined artistic temperament to the songs of Jerome Kern, the legendary composer of the landmark musical 'Show Boat.'
    Kern represents the bridge between European operetta and American musical comedy and his was perhaps the greatest influence on the development of what would become the Broadway musical. He was above all a brilliant melodist, and Te Kanawa immerses herself completely in the sophistication of his music, offering elegant, graceful accounts of masterpieces such as "The Way You Look Tonight," "Smoke Get In Your Eyes," "All The Things You Are," and "Long Ago and Far Away." Her reading of "A Fine Romance" is bright and breezy and she gives a charming, engaging performance of "Bill." Jonathan Tunick surrounds Te Kanawa's voice with lush arrangements that capture the essence of the music and sensitively support Dame Kiri's brilliant artistry.

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