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R. Strauss: Lieder / Jonas Kaufmann, Helmut Deutsch

Strauss / Kaufmann / Deutsch
Release Date: 08/08/2006 
Label:  Harmonia Mundi   Catalog #: 901879   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Richard Strauss
Performer:  Helmut DeutschJonas Kaufmann
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Recordings of Richard Strauss' songs sung by tenor are relatively rare, and this one, with 28 selections, is a fine addition to the catalog. Jonas Kaufmann, a young, handsome singer with a big, expressive voice that can be steely as well as gentle (he sang Alfredo at the Met a season back) approaches these songs as mini-dramas, but without overstating his case. His involvement is admirable, and his diction is impeccable throughout. He sings "Ruhe meine Seele" with real introspection but true power in the big moments, and he presents the equally familiar "Zueignung" with passionate commitment. "Befreit" captures transcendent love and is sung with stunning legato. The big B-natural with which Kaufmann ends Read more "Cäcilie" would make an Otello proud, and his sense of storytelling fun comes across nicely in "Ach weh mir unglückhaftem Mann", while "Freundliche Vision" is sweet, with its Italianate turns. It contrasts well with the rousing "Ich liebe dich" that follows it--the CD is programmed well.

You get the feeling that Kaufmann has almost too much voice for lieder. He has no trouble controlling it, but the obvious relish with which he lets loose gives the impression that he wants to sing Apollo (in Daphne) or Bacchus (in Ariadne)--and that we would kill for him to take on these difficult Strauss roles. This is a fine CD and Kaufmann is a tenor whose career we should follow. Helmut Deutsch's accompaniments are ideal, and the sound, though occasionally a bit overreverberant, is very good.

--Robert Levine, ClassicsToday.com
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Works on This Recording

1.
Lieder (8), Op. 10: no 1, Zueignung by Richard Strauss
Performer:  Helmut Deutsch (Piano), Jonas Kaufmann (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1885; Germany 
Date of Recording: 05/2005 
Venue:  Teldex Studio Berlin 
Length: 1 Minutes 46 Secs. 
2.
Lieder (8), Op. 10: no 2, Nichts by Richard Strauss
Performer:  Jonas Kaufmann (), Helmut Deutsch (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1885; Germany 
Date of Recording: 05/2005 
Venue:  Teldex Studio Berlin 
Length: 1 Minutes 18 Secs. 
3.
Lieder (8), Op. 10: no 3, Die Nacht by Richard Strauss
Performer:  Jonas Kaufmann (), Helmut Deutsch (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1885; Germany 
Date of Recording: 05/2005 
Venue:  Teldex Studio Berlin 
Length: 2 Minutes 52 Secs. 
4.
Wer hat's gethan? ("Es steht mein Lied in Nacht und Frost"), song for voice & piano, o.Op. 84a (TrV by Richard Strauss
Performer:  Jonas Kaufmann (), Helmut Deutsch (Piano)
Period: Post-Romantic 
Written: 1885 
Date of Recording: 05/2005 
Venue:  Teldex Studio Berlin 
Length: 3 Minutes 15 Secs. 
5.
Lieder (5), Op. 39: no 4, Befreit by Richard Strauss
Performer:  Jonas Kaufmann (), Helmut Deutsch (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Date of Recording: 05/2005 
Venue:  Teldex Studio Berlin 
Length: 4 Minutes 48 Secs. 
6.
Lieder (8), Op. 10: no 8, Allerseelen by Richard Strauss
Performer:  Jonas Kaufmann (), Helmut Deutsch (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1885; Germany 
Date of Recording: 05/2005 
Venue:  Teldex Studio Berlin 
Length: 2 Minutes 53 Secs. 
7.
Lieder (4), Op. 27: no 1, Ruhe, meine Seele by Richard Strauss
Performer:  Jonas Kaufmann (), Helmut Deutsch (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1894; Germany 
Date of Recording: 05/2005 
Venue:  Teldex Studio Berlin 
Length: 3 Minutes 24 Secs. 
8.
Lieder (4), Op. 27: no 2, Cäcilie by Richard Strauss
Performer:  Jonas Kaufmann (), Helmut Deutsch (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1894; Germany 
Date of Recording: 05/2005 
Venue:  Teldex Studio Berlin 
Length: 2 Minutes 10 Secs. 
9.
Lieder (4), Op. 27: no 3, Heimliche Aufforderung by Richard Strauss
Performer:  Jonas Kaufmann (), Helmut Deutsch (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1894; Germany 
Date of Recording: 05/2005 
Venue:  Teldex Studio Berlin 
Length: 3 Minutes 4 Secs. 
10.
Lieder (4), Op. 27: no 4, Morgen by Richard Strauss
Performer:  Jonas Kaufmann (), Helmut Deutsch (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1894; Germany 
Date of Recording: 05/2005 
Venue:  Teldex Studio Berlin 
Length: 3 Minutes 30 Secs. 
11.
Lieder (5), Op. 48: no 1, Freundliche Vision by Richard Strauss
Performer:  Jonas Kaufmann (), Helmut Deutsch (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Date of Recording: 05/2005 
Venue:  Teldex Studio Berlin 
Length: 2 Minutes 48 Secs. 
12.
Lieder (6), Op. 37: no 2, Ich liebe dich by Richard Strauss
Performer:  Jonas Kaufmann (), Helmut Deutsch (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1898; Germany 
Date of Recording: 05/2005 
Venue:  Teldex Studio Berlin 
Length: 2 Minutes 14 Secs. 
13.
Schlichte Weisen (5), Op. 21: no 1, All' mein Gedanken by Richard Strauss
Performer:  Jonas Kaufmann (), Helmut Deutsch (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887-1888; Germany 
Date of Recording: 05/2005 
Venue:  Teldex Studio Berlin 
Length: 1 Minutes 3 Secs. 
14.
Schlichte Weisen (5), Op. 21: no 2, Du meines Herzens Krönelein by Richard Strauss
Performer:  Jonas Kaufmann (), Helmut Deutsch (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887-1888; Germany 
Date of Recording: 05/2005 
Venue:  Teldex Studio Berlin 
Length: 1 Minutes 51 Secs. 
15.
Schlichte Weisen (5), Op. 21: no 3, Ach Lieb, ich muss nun scheiden by Richard Strauss
Performer:  Jonas Kaufmann (), Helmut Deutsch (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887-1888; Germany 
Date of Recording: 05/2005 
Venue:  Teldex Studio Berlin 
Length: 1 Minutes 44 Secs. 
16.
Schlichte Weisen (5), Op. 21: no 4, Ach weh mir unglückhaftem by Richard Strauss
Performer:  Jonas Kaufmann (), Helmut Deutsch (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887-1888; Germany 
Date of Recording: 05/2005 
Venue:  Teldex Studio Berlin 
Length: 2 Minutes 12 Secs. 
17.
Schlichte Weisen (5), Op. 21: no 5, Die Frauen by Richard Strauss
Performer:  Jonas Kaufmann (), Helmut Deutsch (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887-1888; Germany 
Date of Recording: 05/2005 
Venue:  Teldex Studio Berlin 
Length: 2 Minutes 27 Secs. 
18.
Lieder (3), Op. 29: no 1, Traum durch die Dämmerung by Richard Strauss
Performer:  Jonas Kaufmann (), Helmut Deutsch (Piano)
Written: 1895 
Date of Recording: 05/2005 
Venue:  Teldex Studio Berlin 
Length: 2 Minutes 58 Secs. 
19.
Lieder (3), Op. 29: no 3, Nachtgang by Richard Strauss
Performer:  Jonas Kaufmann (), Helmut Deutsch (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1895; Germany 
Date of Recording: 05/2005 
Venue:  Teldex Studio Berlin 
Length: 2 Minutes 41 Secs. 
20.
Lieder aus Lotusblättern (6), Op. 19: no 1, Wozu noch Mädchen by Richard Strauss
Performer:  Jonas Kaufmann (), Helmut Deutsch (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Date of Recording: 05/2005 
Venue:  Teldex Studio Berlin 
Length: 1 Minutes 40 Secs. 
21.
Lieder aus Lotusblättern (6), Op. 19: no 2, Breit' über mein by Richard Strauss
Performer:  Jonas Kaufmann (), Helmut Deutsch (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1885-1888; Germany 
Date of Recording: 05/2005 
Venue:  Teldex Studio Berlin 
Length: 1 Minutes 28 Secs. 
22.
Lieder aus Lotusblättern (6), Op. 19: no 3, Schön sind, doch kalt by Richard Strauss
Performer:  Jonas Kaufmann (), Helmut Deutsch (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Date of Recording: 05/2005 
Venue:  Teldex Studio Berlin 
Length: 2 Minutes 6 Secs. 
23.
Lieder aus Lotusblättern (6), Op. 19: no 4, Wie sollten wir geheim sie halten by Richard Strauss
Performer:  Jonas Kaufmann (), Helmut Deutsch (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1885-1888; Germany 
Date of Recording: 05/2005 
Venue:  Teldex Studio Berlin 
Length: 1 Minutes 42 Secs. 
24.
Lieder aus Lotusblättern (6), Op. 19: no 5, Hoffen un wiederzusagen by Richard Strauss
Performer:  Jonas Kaufmann (), Helmut Deutsch (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Date of Recording: 05/2005 
Venue:  Teldex Studio Berlin 
Length: 2 Minutes 44 Secs. 
25.
Lieder aus Lotusblättern (6), Op. 19: no 6, Mein Herz ist stumm by Richard Strauss
Performer:  Jonas Kaufmann (), Helmut Deutsch (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1885-1888; Germany 
Date of Recording: 05/2005 
Venue:  Teldex Studio Berlin 
Length: 2 Minutes 47 Secs. 
26.
Lieder (5), Op. 32: no 1, Ich trage meine Minne by Richard Strauss
Performer:  Jonas Kaufmann (), Helmut Deutsch (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Germany 
Date of Recording: 05/2005 
Venue:  Teldex Studio Berlin 
Length: 1 Minutes 57 Secs. 
27.
Lieder (3), Op. 31: no 2, Wenn by Richard Strauss
Performer:  Jonas Kaufmann (), Helmut Deutsch (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1895; Germany 
Date of Recording: 05/2005 
Venue:  Teldex Studio Berlin 
Length: 3 Minutes 30 Secs. 
28.
Lieder (5), Op. 69: no 5, Schlechtes Wetter by Richard Strauss
Performer:  Jonas Kaufmann (), Helmut Deutsch (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1918; Germany 
Date of Recording: 05/2005 
Venue:  Teldex Studio Berlin 
Length: 2 Minutes 15 Secs. 

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