21 Songs, 1 Hour, 23 Minutes

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4.6 out of 5

14 Ratings

14 Ratings

Fantastic!

Raptaman361

Kaufmann does it again! A gorgeously sentimental selection of music from an overlooked period. Bravo!

Kaufmann conquers operetta

Baker Player

A must-have album for any lover of 20th century German-language operetta. Kaufmann’s styling of these songs from the 1920’s and ’30’s is spot-on; it’s clear from the photo and from the video performances in this album that he intends to capture the sound of a pop radio-crooner of that era, and he does so wonderfully, while still retaining a trained vocal style. Kaufmann also doesn’t just cover the usual old chestnuts of Lehar and Kalman, but adds operetta and movie musical songs not well known to international audiences by such composers as Werner R. Heymann, Paul Abraham, Ralph Benatzky and Eduard Künneke. Interestingly and somewhat confusingly, he also includes Korngold’s “Glück, das mir verblieb” from “Die Tote Stadt”, which is outside the operetta repertoire. I won’t hold that against him. This is an album to listen to again and again.

Wunderbar

Workmora

This is a sublime follow-up to Kauffman's beautiful "Winterreise" recording, offering even more surprising subtlety from a remarkably powerful voice: Thank you!

About Jonas Kaufmann

Jonas Kaufmann is a German tenor who made his solo album debut in 2008 after establishing himself as an international opera superstar. Born on July 10, 1969, in Munich, Germany, he studied locally at the Musikhochschule and made his major performance debut nationally in Saarbrücken in 1994. In later years he would perform in some of the world's most prestigious theaters, including Covent Garden (London), Bastille Opera (Paris), La Scala (Milan), and Metropolitan Opera (New York). Since 2001, however, he has been most closely associated with the Zurich Opera in Switzerland, where he settled with his wife and children. Upon establishing himself as an international opera star, Kaufmann made his solo album debut in 2008 with Romantic Arias, a collaboration with the Prague Philharmonic Orchestra and Marco Armiliato released on the Decca label. His 2013 Verdi Album and 2014 You Mean the World to Me topped both pop and classical charts in Germany and Austria. ~ Jason Birchmeier

HOMETOWN
Munich, Germany
BORN
1969

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