Jonas Kaufmann - You Mean the World to Me (CD)

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Jonas Kaufmann - You Mean the World to Me (CD)
Release Date: September 16, 2014
Composers: Franz Lehár, Emmerich Kálmán, Robert Stolz, Hans May, Robert Stolz, Ralf Benatzky, Richard Tauber, Mischa Spoliansky, Richard Heymann, Erich W. Korngold, Paul Abraham
Conductor: Jochen Rieder
Orchestra: Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin
Running Time: 01:10:00
Label: Sony Classical

Jonas Kaufmann’s new album, You Mean the World to Me, features songs from the golden era of German music that flourished in Berlin between 1925 and 1935. Drawing inspiration from an artistically rich and fascinating time of European musical history, the repertoire ranges from the Lehár-Tauber hits of the “Roaring Twenties” to the heyday of the “Talkies” films in the mid 1930’s which saw the eventual expulsion and banning of the composers, lyricists and singers who had defined the genre. The songs on You Mean the World to Me are drawn from three genres; talking movies, operettas and pop songs of the day with Kaufmann showing his undeniable mastery.

1. Franz Lehár — Girls Were Made to Love and Kiss (from Paganini)
2. Franz Lahár — You Are My Heart’s Delight (from The Land of Smiles)
3. Richard Tauber — Du bist die Welt fu¨r mich (from Der singende Traum)
4. Franz Lehár — My Little Nest of Heavenly Blue (from Frasquita)
5. Robert Stolz — Im Traum hast du mir alles erlaubt (from Liebeskommando)
6. Emmerich Kálmán — Gru¨ß mir mein Wien (from Gräfin Mariza)
7. Werner Richard Heymann — Irgendwo auf der Welt (from Ein Blonder Traum)
8. Hans May — My Song Goes Round the World
9. Franz Lehár — Freunde, das Leben ist lebenswert! (from Giuditta)
10. Paul Abraham — Reich mir zum Abschied noch einmal die Hände (from Viktoria und ihr Husar)
11. Ralph Benatzky — It Would Be Wonderful Indeed (from Im weißen Rössl)
12. Paul Abraham — Diwanpu¨ppchen (from Die Blume von Hawaii)
13. Robert Stolz — Don’t Ask Me Why (from The Song is Over)
14. Mischa Spoliansky — Heute Nacht oder nie (from Das Lied einer Nacht)
15. Eduard Ku¨nneke — Das Lied vom Leben des Schrenk (from Die große Su¨nderin)
16. Erich Wolfgang Korngold — Glu¨ck, das mir verblieb (from Die tote Stadt)
17. Franz Lehár — Je t’ai donné mon Coeur (from Das Land des Lächelns)


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