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  1. Romantic Arias
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  2. Romantic Arias

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Specifications

Country
USA
Binding
MP3 Music
Genre
classical-music
Label
Decca/London
Manufacturer
Decca/London
PublicationDate
2008-01-01
Publisher
Decca/London
ReleaseDate
2008-03-11
Studio
Decca/London
Most Helpful Customer Reviews

Large-voiced tenors are in short supply today, a phenomenon that most likely traces its origin to the vocal education system that stresses importance on the purity of tone so favored in Mozart and Handel's operas that are in such a vogue in today's classical music scene. However beautiful and well-controlled many of today's tenor voices are, this does not produce the thrilling electricity that you can get from voices that once rang full and true in a manner similar to that of the singers from an earlier part of the century like Ludwig Suthaus, Ramon Vinay, and Max Lorenz in the German wing and Franco Corelli and Carlo Bergonzi in the Italian department. Fortunately, a few stars do emerge from this low calorie vocal rubble who can prove themselves successors to the crown that has for so long been left to the hands of many a tenor who lacks not only the heft but also the imagination to apply that magical touch that place the stamp on the work of a star. Jonas Kaufmann is one such... Read more
I discovered Jonas Kaufmann by accident searching the internet. What a wonderful surprise to hear a Tenor voice unlike any I have ever heard before. There are a couple of moments on this CD that are so wonderful I had to listen to them multiple times on my first hearing. The Manon and the Meistersinger arias are so musical and heart felt. His dark masculine sound threw me at first, but I love this album and I love his voice. I think we will hear much from him in the future.
It is wonderful to hear tenor arias sung with a darker, masculine tone; it's wonderful and refreshing. His high notes are solid; he translates from forte to pianissimo with ease, on key. I have listened to this album multiple times and will purchase future Kaufmann releases.
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