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'You Mean the World to Me'

Magazine article Gramophone

'You Mean the World to Me'

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'You Mean the World to Me'

Abraham Die Blume von Hawaii--Diwanpuppchen (a). Viktoria und ihr Husar--Reich mir zum Abschied noch einmal die Hande (a) Benatzky Im weissen Rossl--It would be wonderful indeed Heymann Ein blonder Traum--Irgendwo auf der Welt Kalman Grafin Maritza--Gruss mir mein Wien Korngold Die tote Stadt --Gluck, das mir verblieb (a) Kunneke Die grosse Sunderin Lehar Frasquita--My little nest of heavenly blue. Giuditta--Freunde, das Leben ist lebenswert!. Das Land des Lachelns--Je t'ai donne mon coeur; You are my heart's delight. Paganini--Girls were made to love and kiss May My song goes round the world Spoliansky Das Lied einer Nacht--Heute Nacht Oder nie Stolz Liebeskommando--Im Traum hast du mir alles erlaubt. Das Lied ist aus--Don't ask me why Tauber Der singende Traum--Du bist die Welt fur mich Jonas Kaufmann ten (a) Julia Kleiter sop Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra / Jochen Rieder Sony Classical [F] 88843 08771-2 (67' * DDD * T/t)

The distinctive repertoire was planned by Thomas Voigt--not a trawl through predictable encores but a look at the Berlin decade 1925-35 in operetta and film hits, numbers made famous by the tenors Richard Tauber, Joseph Schmidt and Jan Kiepura. This gives us not only later Lehar but also the still undervalued Kalman plus Stolz, Hans May, Paul Abraham and a relevant drop-in of the big duet from Korngold's Die tote Stadt. There are also bonuses. While the CD under review here has six of the numbers sung in what I'd like to call Tauber-English (plus a further 'Dein ist mein ganzes Herz' in French), in order to get the full Jonas you can pay more for a multi-disc version with all numbers in their original German plus DVD of an accompanying concert. …

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