Mahler: Das Lied Von Der Erde / Kaufmann
Label: SONY CLASSICAL
Jonas Kaufmann (tenor) Wiener Philharmoniker, Jonathan Nott
Mahler’s masterpiece is subtitled as - A Symphony for Tenor and Alto (or Baritone) – and therefore traditionally two voices have sung the six movements of the work. However Jonas Kaufmann feels differently about this and wanted to sing both parts himself. In June this year he joined the Wiener Philharmoniker and conductor Jonathan Nott in a special concert in the Goldener Saal at the Musikverein in Vienna whereby he sang the entire work himself.