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Jonas Kaufmann – Dolce Vita (2016) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Jonas Kaufmann – Dolce Vita (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz | Time – :06:57 minutes | 2,17 GB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks | Digital booklet | © Sony Classical

Italy! Like nowhere else on earth – the sunshine and sea salt, the smell of citrus and coffee, a flirtatious glance, an incomparable song drawn deep from the heart. Italy and its immortal music have a magical pull on people like no other culture – and Jonas Kaufmann feels this particularly keenly. The new album Dolce vita is his tribute to this culture, this way of life that has conceived one immortal melody after the other for the tenor voice and influenced him so much. Now Sony Classical is proud to present this special collection of timeless Italian songs – sung by “The world’s greatest tenor” (The Daily Telegraph).

Jonas Kaufmann has had a special bond with Italy since his youth. Growing up in Germany’s most southern city – Munich, locally known as “the most northern city of Italy” – meant that holidays in Italy were just a car ride away for him and his family. Since spending these childhood holidays playing with local bambini, Jonas Kaufmann has absorbed much more than just the Italian language: long familiar with Italy’s ways, its southern temperament, its love of good food, and its fashion and flair, Jonas feels very much at home in this adopted culture. Naturally, much of the magic and authority that Jonas brings to the opera stage stems from his passion and understanding of this Mediterranean land and its music.

But the opera stage is not the only place where the magic of an Italian tenor melody is to be found. Many wondrous songs were written so perfectly for great tenor voices throughout the late 19th and 20th centuries, such as Mattinata, which was dedicated to Enrico Caruso; Non ti scordar di me, which was first sung by Beniamino Gigli in the 1935 movie of the same title; and Parlami d’amore, Mariù, written for the future film director Vittorio De Sica to sing in the comedy Gli uomini, che mascalzoni. The passion and beauty of Italian melody can also be heard in such Neapolitan hits as Torna a Surriento, Core ’ngrato and Passione. Even some of today’s pop songs display the unmistakable stamp of italianità, as for example in Un amore così grande, which was first sung and recorded by Mario Del Monaco in 1976, or in Lucio Dalla’s Caruso and Romano Musumarra’s Il canto, written expressly for Luciano Pavarotti.

Now Jonas presents his own personal homage to a culture where the influence and beauty of opera are felt far beyond the walls of the opera houses. Jonas recorded the album in Palermo with conductor Asher Fisch and the Orchestra del Teatro Massimo di Palermo, who bring their innate Italian flair to this music.


01. Caruso
02. Mattinata
03. Parla più piano
04. Passione
05. Un amore così grande
06. Il canto
07. Voglio vivere così
08. Catari’, Catari’ (Core ‘ngrato)
09. Ti voglio tanto bene
10. Non ti scordar di me
11. Fenesta ca’ lucive
12. Musica proibita
13. Parlami d’amore Mariù
14. Torna a Surriento
15. Volare
16. Rondine al nido
17. Con te partirò
18. Il Libro dell’ Amore


Guglielmo Cottrau
Stanislao Gastaldon
Ernesto de Curtis
Salvatore Cardillo
Ernesto De Curtis
Stephin Raymond Merritt
Christopher Alder
Francesco Sartori
Cesare Andrea Bixio
Domenico Modugno
Giovanni D’Anzi
Asher Fisch
Ruggero Leoncavallo
Orchestra del Teatro Massimo di Palermo
Vincenzo De Crescenzo
Lucio Dalla
Ernesto Tagliaferri
Guido Maria Ferilli
Romano Musumarra
Nino Rota
Nicola Valente
Andreas Tarkmann, Arranger
Philip Siney, Engineer
Ennio Neri, Lyricist
Lucio Quarantotto, Lyricist
Domenico Furnò, Lyricist
Luigi Sica, Lyricist
Franco Migliacci, Lyricist
Giovanni Battista de Curtis, Lyricist
Riccardo Cordiferro, Lyricist
Libero Bovio, Lyricist
Giandomenico Boncompagni, Lyricist
Zucchero, Lyricist
Tito Manlio, Lyricist
Luca Barbarossa, Lyricist
Antonella Maggio, Lyricist
Matthias Spindler, Preparer
Jonas Kaufmann, Tenor


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