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Kaufmann: Mozart, Schubert, Beethoven, Wagner [CD]

Jonas Kaufmann Audio CD
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“Kaufmann’s humanity lies essentially in his singing, but in deportment he plays the part with a naturalness, an absence of stagey ‘attitude’, that is rare indeed . . . And his singing is surpassingly fine throughout. This is the Lohengrin voice of dreams: both romantic and heroic, with a gentle, well nourished warmth, capable of a ... Read more in Amazon's Jonas Kaufmann Store

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  • Audio CD (14 Sep 2009)
  • SPARS Code: DDD
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Decca (UMO)
  • ASIN: B001MTLRSW
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 73,303 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. "In fernem Land, unnahbar euren Schritten"
2. "Mein lieber Schwan!"
3. "Dies Bildnis ist bezaubernd schön"
4. "Die Weisheitslehre dieser Knaben" - Jonas Kaufmann, Michael Volle, Coro di Teatro Regio Parma, Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Claudio Abbado
5. Recitativ und Arie: "Was quälst du mich..."
6. Schon, wenn es beginnt zu tragen...und mein Herz will ihm nach
7. "Gott! Welch Dunkel hier!" In des Lebens Frühlingstagen"
8. "Winterstürme wichen dem Wonnemond"
9. "Amfortas! Die Wunde!" - Jonas Kaufmann, Margarethe Joswig, Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Claudio Abbado
10. "Nur eine Waffe taugt" - Jonas Kaufmann, Coro di Teatro Regio Parma, Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Claudio Abbado

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Jonas Kaufmann is now established as the most successful and versatile tenor of his generation, attracting rave reviews for his live performances and recordings. Following the international success of Romantic Arias, Kaufmann returns with this album of outstanding arias from German opera; music of his homeland which he grew up hearing. The great opera conductor Claudio Abbado directs the Mahler Chamber Orchestra and Arnold Schoenberg Chor in his first ever vocal recital recording for Decca, and his first Decca recording for almost 40 years. The album cover shows Jonas Kaufmann as "Wanderer"--inspired by the much-loved painting by German Romantic artist Caspar David Friedrich. 

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37 of 37 people found the following review helpful
By Ralph Moore TOP 50 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD
I have heard Jonas Kaufmann live (and been very impressed) but not yet in any Wagner. On the evidence of this disc, he is more than ready, as long as he has the vocal stamina, to take the world by storm in the big Wagnerian roles, culminating, I hope, one day - but not too soon - in Tristan. The real gems here are the two Lohengrin and two Parsifal arias which bookend the recital. Kaufmann is powerful, tender, touching and stirring by turns and the voice can do exactly what he wants it to: the pianissimo mezza-voce opening to "Mein Lieber Schwan!" is stunning; then he opens up into "O Elsa! Nur ein Jahr an deine Seite!" in a wholly convincing way: love and desperation perfectly combined in a melting, but virile, mix. Half way through the last "Parsifal" aria, it came to me; say "Jon Vickers" while you are listening to Kaufmann there and you come closest to the voice his most resembles: the husky, baritonal quality with a strange beauty of its own but which does not always quite suit the Romantic repertoire he can also undertake - hence the mixed reactions to his Pinkerton and the recital album "Romantic Arias". His voice is much more in the tradition of Vickers, Ramon Vinay and Ludwig Suthaus; it is quite absurd of one German reviewer to waffle on about how Kaufmann "carries on the great tradition of German tenors such as Fritz Wunderlich"; he sounds absolutely nothing like Wunderlich, much as I love both. Nor is he anything like the honeyed, sensuous tones of Domingo or the sunlit, thrilling sound of Pavarotti: this is not an Italianate voice but a real Heldentenor in the making, one to succeed Ben Heppner. Read more ›
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A not inconsiderable achievement. 30 July 2010
By Abert
Format:Audio CD
May be to most opera goers globally Jonas Kaufmann is a relatively new name. However, research shows this tenor has been around for almost two decades, with solid vocal credentials to his credit by singing in mostly European houses.
Some of the operatic excerpts in this new album are from operas that Kaufmann has sung on stage and recorded over the years: Fierrabras, Fidelio, Die Zauberflote, Parsifal, though I don't think he has performed Die Walkure yet.
I am not sure if he is a heldentenor in the specie of Melchior, but his similarity with Vickers has been noted by many. I think one major difference between Kaufmann and Vickers is that Kaufmann is able to tackle roles for smaller voices that Vickers was not adept.
If Kaufmann is able to keep his performances mostly in Europe and smaller houses, there is an overwhelming chance that he would become the next standard bearer of German opera.
One very good thing about Kaufmann's singing is that he is always very affecting, no matter in Mozart, Schubert, Wagner, Beethoven or what not.
Some have queried his interpretation in Dies Bildnis as being 'over'. To me, Kaufmann's version is 'just fine', more affecting and human than the vocally 100% performance of Fritz Wunderlich more than half a century ago. It is exactly this aspect of Kaufmann's singing that will set him apart from other big names in German or other repertoire.
I fully agree that this album is among the finest vocal album to come out this past decade.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Kaufmann wins again 22 April 2010
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Kaufmann: Mozart/Schubert/Beethoven/Wagner
Kaufmann continues his runaway domination of the German opera scene. His voice is developing into a splendid Heldentenor - his Wagner is most impressive and thrilling. This, surely is his new direction and I am in no doubt that he will succeed in the bigget roles in a few years time. What a joy to anticipate.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sublime - Sehnsucht (longing) indeed! 23 Aug 2012
Format:Audio CD
Firstly, I will confess that I bought the set with a DVD as an extra, but I really do think it wasn't worth the additional £3 - especially as, except for the threat of prosecution if illegally played (which is irritatingly the only thing in English), everything else is in German and the interview with Jonas has no subtitles. So, unless your German is significantly better than mine, I would advise you to buy this version.
This is a very well constructed disc, living up to its name 'Sehnsucht' (longing), perfectly. It opens with scenes from Lohengrin and Zie Zauberflote - then moves on to a couple of Schubert songs which I had never heard. Jonas' interpretation of these two pieces is wonderfully poignant, leading me to wonder why I hadn't heard them before.
With Beethoven following and a perfect culmination of the Ring and Parsifal (giving us a taster of what is to come next season at the Met); this is a well balanced and gorgeous collection.
I bought this as a surprise for my wife on our Wedding Anniversary (as we are both head-over-heels in love with Kaufmann's voice) and a day hasn't gone by when we haven't played it.
Kaufmann's interpretation and diction are beyond compare and I can't praise this disk enough. In fact, my advice is that if you don't already own them, invest in his Strauss Lieder (HMC 9018779) and Schubert: Die Schone Mullerin (Decca: 478 1528) too. I doubt if any of these disks will remain unplayed in your colection for very long.
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5.0 out of 5 stars is there a better recital by anyone of anything?
First, all credit to Claudio Abbado, who in these relatively short excerpts from operas establishes the particular sound world of each and (with excellent help from the sound... Read more
Published 12 months ago by Stanley Crowe
5.0 out of 5 stars Jonas Kaufmann, the No. 1 tenor today
Jonas Kaufmann's voice is unsurpassed since Jussi Björling - who died some 50 years ago. I heard him live in Stockholm about a year ago and cannot wait for recordings of the... Read more
Published 15 months ago by Jan Isoz
3.0 out of 5 stars Lovely voice
but this is a bit too highbrow for me. I much prefer his previous collection, Verisimo - absolutely fabulous - I have it in the car and listen over and over again.
Published 19 months ago by Mrs K E Rowbottom
1.0 out of 5 stars Table of content missing
Hello,

Nothing wrong at all, on the contrary, perfect. One thing I'm missing however, are short, very short even, descriptions of the content. Read more
Published on 20 July 2012 by Nilsson Lennart
4.0 out of 5 stars Overrated singer lives up to the acclaim
I have had mixed emotions over Jonas Kaufmann. I have heard him overload Lieder and being pressed and lacking brilliance in some of the Italian repertoire. Read more
Published on 3 Jun 2011 by Per Arne Rudberg
5.0 out of 5 stars Opera
Jonas Kaufmann is,as far as I am concerned, the best tenor singing at present - the voice is remarkable, soft,clear, supple, Kaufmann acts with his voice.Thoroughly enjoyable
Published on 2 Jan 2011 by Mrs. S. A. Charlewood
5.0 out of 5 stars l new reliable tenor
When I listened, many years ago, the first Vickers' RCA mono recital I got extremely impressed; not so my friends. Time gave me the reason with generosity. I will be very compact. Read more
Published on 27 Dec 2009 by Juan Merello-Galasso
4.0 out of 5 stars A worthy successor to Bjorling
He possesses a very fine lyric tenor voice, and it is a faultless sound production. It is a great pity that he has decided to restrict his repertoire to German composers/language... Read more
Published on 23 Nov 2009 by Dr. P. Arrowsmith
4.0 out of 5 stars A Mixed Success
There is a part of Germany just north of Nuremberg called the Franconian Switzerland, where rushing rivers plunge through steep, thickly wooded valleys, out of which rocky outcrops... Read more
Published on 2 Oct 2009 by William Burn
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