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Jonas Kaufmann/Vienna Philharmonic - Mahler is KUCI 'Featured CD'

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The popular tenor Jonas Kaufmann is known for his diverse repertoire. From Puccini to Wagner to Bizet, he has achieved critical acclaim both for purity of voice and thoughtful interpretation. On this recording he sets himself a new challenge. The six songs that make up this song cycle, (Mahler himself called it a symphony), were originally written to be sung by two voices, a baritone and a tenor. Kaufmann who has a commanding range takes on both parts. The result is a consistency in approach that alters one's perception of this familiar staple of the canon. It also alters the chemistry with the orchestra as a balanced dialog emerges. 

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