Kirsty Young interviews opera singer Jonas Kaufmann.
Kirsty Young's castaway this week is the tenor, Jonas Kaufmann.
Frequently referred to as one of the greatest singers of his generation, both his parents fled East Germany for Munich between the end of the war and the Berlin wall being erected. Jonas was brought up singing in choirs, playing the piano and listening to a range of classical music. When he was seven, he was enthralled by seeing his first opera - Madam Butterfly. He studied Maths at university, but soon changed to music and quickly started getting professional singing work.
Since then he has taken on many of the great roles for tenors, at opera houses around the world - Don Carlo, Don José (Carmen), Alfredo (La Traviata), and Cavaradossi (Tosca). He is also known as a singer of 'Lieder' & renowned not only for the beauty of his voice but for his musical range.
Producer: Cathy Drysdale.
Johann Strauss II
The Overture to Die FledermausPerformer: Vienna Philharmonic. Performer: Carlos Kleiber.
- New Years Concert 1989.
Ombra Di NubePerformer: Claudia Muzio.
- Prima Voce: Muzio.
- Nimbus records.
Johann Sebastian Bach
The Goldberg Variations - AriaPerformer: Glenn Gould.
- Goldberg Variations.
O glaive promis par mon pere from La WalkyriePerformer: Georges Thill. Performer: Orchestre de la Société des Concerts du Conservatoire. Performer: Eugene Bigot.
- Georges Thill chante Wagner.
Der Abschied from Das Lied von der ErdePerformer: Philharmonia/New Philharmonia Orchestras. Performer: Christa Ludwig. Performer: Otto Klemperer.
- The Song of the Earth.
Der Müller und der Bach from Die Schöne MüllerinPerformer: Aksel Schiøtz. Performer: Gerald Moore.
- The complete Aksel Schiøtz Recordings 1933-1946 Vol 4.
- Danacord Records.
Im Traum hast du mir alles ErlaubtPerformer: Jonas Kaufmann.
- You Mean the World to Me.
- Sony Classical.
GranadaPerformer: Fritz Wunderlich. Performer: Münchner Symphoniker. Performer: Hans Carste.
- The Magic of Fritz Wunderlich.
- Deutsche Grammophon.
Das Königsprojekt (the Royal Project ) by Carl Amery
A coffee machine
|Interviewed Guest||Jonas Kaufmann|
- Sun 22 Feb 2015 11:15
- Fri 27 Feb 2015 09:00