Tuesday, September 16, 2014

You Mean the World to Me

Now that I have this CD with Jonas Kaufmann, I must say it's an enormous surprise.  For instance, some of the tracks are in English, and one is in French.  My German is good enough.  Four tracks have films.

But the biggest surprise is how wonderfully corny it all is.  I grew up on corny music, not the exalted works of classical music, and respond well to this.  After all, I was in 40 performances of Der Vogelhaendler.  I'm smiling.  There's no one like him.

YouTube films of some of these operettas:

Gräfin Mariza: 1958 film, Morbisch Festival 2004
Paganini:  Franz Lehár 1942 Full Operetta (audio only)
Das Land des Lächelns:  Fritz Wunderlich (audio only)
Giuditta:  Franz Lehar, Giuditta, Stratas, Schock
Die Blume von Hawaii:   Die Blume Von Hawaii (1933)



Anonymous said...

Frankly, I adore it! (I tingle every time he goes into head voice.) Nope. There is no one like him.


Dr.B said...

It's true I can't stop listening. And "du bist die Welt" is my ear worm.