LOEWE: Die drei Wünsche

1 - OPERA NEWS, June 1999: LOEWE: Die Drei Wünsche
1 - There's gold in this recording in the magnificent lyric tenor Jonas Kaufmann, who sounds eerily like Fritz Wunderlich and has the musical instincts and brains to match. Like Wunderlich, Kaufmann is a compellingly intense singer who pays attention to inflection and motivic articulation in the context of a cumulative, goal-oriented rhythm. He navigates the elaborate fioriture of his Act III cavatina ("Philosophie oder liebe") with uncommon ease, impeccable legato and a clarion yet full-bodied sonority richly supported in every register. I look forward to hearing much more from this singer, whose contribution here makes having this set all the more worthwhile.
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