WRTI, November 15, 2014
By Mark Pinto
Classical New Releases, Fall 2014: Check Them Out!
WRTI's Mark Pinto, host of the Classical New Releases show, fills you in on the latest and the greatest classical music CDs every Saturday at 5 pm. Here are five recordings to pay special attention to.

Jonas Kaufmann: You Mean The World To Me. Jonas Kaufmann and the Berlin Radio Symphony recreate the songs made famous by the tenor stars of 1920s and '30s Berlin in this delightful collection of songs from operettas and early film "talkies." The highly charismatic and versatile German tenor pours on the charm in German and English renditions of songs by Franz Lehar, Robert Stolz, Emmerich Kalman, Erich Wolfgang Korngold and others. From frothy love songs to heart-melting ballads, Kaufmann croons with an earnestness and directness of expression no doubt enhanced by the live studio audience present for the recording session. The songs are presented in either their original versions or in arrangements that convincingly evoke the era.

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