Wien / Kaufmann, Fischer, Vienna Philharmonic

Release Date: 10/11/2019
Label: Masterworks
Catalog Number: 19075950402
Performer: Jonas Kaufmann
Conductor: Adám Fischer
Orchestra/Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1

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$11.99
Notes and Editorial Reviews
Jonas Kaufmann’s new album, Wien, is a deeply personal tribute to the world-famous melodies from the birthplace of waltz and operetta. Hence its title: Wien - the German for Vienna. None other than the Vienna Philharmonic is a more natural fit for such a recording of evergreen hits, with the varied program conducted by Ádám Fischer.

In many ways Wien takes Jonas Kaufmann back to his roots. His very first professional stage production, while still a student, was A Night in Venice. That was in Regensburg back in 1993-94, when he sang Caramello more than 30 times. All the more reason to feature the tenor highlights of this Johann Strauss operetta on Wien, along with duets from Die Fledermaus, Wiener Blut and Lehar’s Merry Widow. As in his concertante Fledermaus performance at last year’s Dresden New Year’s Eve Gala, his superb partner in the duets is Rachel Willis-Sørensen.

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REVIEW:

There is enough cream and sugar in his selection of golden and silver-age serenades by Johann Strauss II and Franz Lehár to satisfy the sweetest tooth. Yet in songs such as Georg Kreisler’s satirical Der Tod, das muss ein Wiener sein, sung in a fair approximation of cabaret style by Kaufmann to Michael Rot’s wry piano accompaniment and pointedly placed as an epilogue, there’s a sharpness that interrogates wilful amnesia...The orchestral sound glistens like Cellophane.

– Sunday Times (UK)
Works on This Recording
1. Wien wird bei Nacht erst schön by Robert Stolz
Performer: Jonas Kaufmann (Tenor)
Conductor: Adám Fischer
Orchestra/Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
1. Der Tod muss ein Wiener sein by Georg Kreisler
Performer: Jonas Kaufmann (Tenor)
Conductor: Adám Fischer
Orchestra/Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
2. Wien, du Stadt meiner Träume by Rudolf Sieczynski
Performer: Jonas Kaufmann (Tenor)
Conductor: Adám Fischer
Orchestra/Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
3. Heut' ist der schönste Tag in meinem Leben by Hans May
Performer: Jonas Kaufmann (Tenor)
Conductor: Adám Fischer
Orchestra/Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
4. Im Prater blüh'n wieder die Bäume, Op. 247 by Robert Stolz
Performer: Jonas Kaufmann (Tenor)
Conductor: Adám Fischer
Orchestra/Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
5. Wiener Blut: Wiener Blut by Johann Strauss Jr.
Performer: Jonas Kaufmann (Tenor)
Conductor: Adám Fischer
Orchestra/Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1899 ; Vienna, Austria
6. Eine Nacht in Venedig: Ach, wie so herrlich by Johann Strauss Jr.
Performer: Jonas Kaufmann (Tenor)
Conductor: Adám Fischer
Orchestra/Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1883 ; Vienna, Austria
7. Die Fledermaus: Act 2. Dieser Anstand, so manierlich by Johann Strauss Jr.
Performer: Jonas Kaufmann (Tenor)
Conductor: Adám Fischer
Orchestra/Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1874 ; Austria
8. Die Tänzerin Fanny Elssler: Draussen in Sievering blüht schon der Flieder by Johann Strauss Jr.
Performer: Jonas Kaufmann (Tenor)
Conductor: Adám Fischer
Orchestra/Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
9. Eine Nacht in Venedig: Sei mir gegrüsst, du holdes Venetia by Johann Strauss Jr.
Performer: Jonas Kaufmann (Tenor)
Conductor: Adám Fischer
Orchestra/Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1883 ; Vienna, Austria
10. Eine Nacht in Venedig: Komm in die Gondel, mein Liebchen by Johann Strauss Jr.
Performer: Jonas Kaufmann (Tenor)
Conductor: Adám Fischer
Orchestra/Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Written: 1883 ;
11. Die lustige Witwe: Lippen schweigen by Franz Lehár
Performer: Jonas Kaufmann (Tenor)
Conductor: Adám Fischer
Orchestra/Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1905 ; Vienna, Austria
12. Die Zirkusprinzessin: Zwei Märchenaugen by Emmerich Kálmán
Performer: Jonas Kaufmann (Tenor)
Conductor: Adám Fischer
Orchestra/Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1926 ; Vienna, Austria
13. Der Vogelhändler: Schenkt man sich Rosen in Tirol by Carl Zeller
Performer: Jonas Kaufmann (Tenor)
Conductor: Adám Fischer
Orchestra/Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1891 ; Vienna, Austria
14. Frühlingsstürme: Du wärst für mich die Frau gewesen by Jaromir Weinberger
Performer: Jonas Kaufmann (Tenor)
Conductor: Adám Fischer
Orchestra/Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
15. In einem kleinem Café in Hernals by Hermann Leopoldi
Performer: Jonas Kaufmann (Tenor)
Conductor: Adám Fischer
Orchestra/Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
16. Es wird im Leben dir mehr genommen als gegeben by Hans May
Performer: Jonas Kaufmann (Tenor)
Conductor: Adám Fischer
Orchestra/Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
17. Ich muss wieder einmal in Grinzing sein by Ralph Benatzky
Performer: Jonas Kaufmann (Tenor)
Conductor: Adám Fischer
Orchestra/Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
18. Sag' beim Abschied leise "Servus" by Peter Paul Kreuder
Performer: Jonas Kaufmann (Tenor)
Conductor: Adám Fischer
Orchestra/Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Modern
19. Der Tod muss ein Wiener sein by Georg Kreisler
Performer: Jonas Kaufmann (Tenor)
Conductor: Adám Fischer
Orchestra/Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
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