JONAS KAUF­MANN: MOZART, SCHU­BERT, BEETHOVEN, WAGNER

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - Musicreviews -

Jonas Kauf­mann has been the sub­ject of con­sid­er­able crit­i­cal ac­claim over the past year or two, and is now one of the most soughtafter tenors in the world, with many crit­ics com­par­ing him to Fritz Wun­der­lich. He has a fine, ro­bust tenor voice, though it is darker and more bari­tonal in colour than that great singer. On disc his voice comes across with a real heroic ring. There is no doubt about his tim­bre, range and for­mi­da­ble tech­nique, which al­low him to move from Mozart to Wagner with power, as­sur­ance and sen­si­tiv­ity. The in­ter­est­ing pro­gramme on this al­bum starts and ends with Wagner, but in­cludes Mozart and some Schu­bert rar­i­ties. A disc for re­peated lis­ten­ing and en­joy­ment. www.dec­ca­clas­sics.com

COL­MAN MOR­RIS­SEY

Mahler Cham­ber Or­ches­tra. Con­duc­tor: Clau­dio Ab­bado

Decca 478 1463

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