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5.0 out of 5 stars Schubert: Die schöne Müllerin [CD] Jonas Kaufmann, 14 Dec. 2010
This review is from: Schubert: Die schöne Müllerin (Audio CD)
This was bought on the strength of a BBC Radio 3 live performance of this song-cycle. The simple Amazon listing was enough to confirm the item but contained no details apart from the title and performers' names. If I'd been buying this item cold I would have looked for more information such as the date of recording, with other reviews of this particular performance.

The item arrived very quickly, well packaged.

The actual performance is, as expected, first class. Kaufmann is not the usual light-voiced recitalist: as an experienced opera singer he brings a dynamic range wider than one usually hears in a recital room. His fortes are quite strong yet his handling of quiet passages is extraordinarily fine. At all times his voice is perfectly controlled and expressive.

A thoroughly enjoyable performance at a reasonable price. Strongly reccomended.

Information.
Recorded at Max-Joseph Staal,Munich, 30th July 2009 during a live concert performance. The audience is exceptionally quiet.
The piano is by Steinway & Sons
Duration: 1 hour 3 minutes.
The included booklet contains texts in German, English and French.
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Initial post: 10 Jan 2011 09:29:45 GMT
Abert says:
'...he brings a dynamic range wider than one usually hears in a recital room. His fortes are quite strong yet his handling of quiet passages is extraordinarily fine. At all times his voice is perfectly controlled and expressive.'
You review sums up Kaufmann's exquisite artistry succintly.
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