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  • Buster: Someone must have compared her unfavorably to Margit Schramm one time too often. Socking dead singers... 1:51 PM
  • La Cieca: Take your button-pushing somewhere else. It’s neither cute nor endearing. 1:48 PM
  • Krunoslav: Of course, Batty– though I always felt Bergonzi ( whom I heard numerous times) acted WITH... 1:46 PM
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  • DeepSouthSenior: Every once in a while I enjoy (just as much as the next guy) seeing whose buttons I can... 1:44 PM
  • La Cieca: Yes, if only those idiots in the New York City and State government had your magical ability to... 1:34 PM
  • Batty Masetto: Kruno, of course there were splendid actors back then, but we also had Tucker, Bergonzi,... 1:32 PM
  • Krunoslav: Yes, and the Recent Unpleasantness was all about Northern commercial aggression and envy of the... 1:15 PM
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Under a linden tree

A new CD features the ten most gorgeous minutes recorded by a tenor in Wagner since World War II. It is Jonas Kaufmann singing from Act Two of Siegfried “Dass der mein Vater nicht ist… Du holdes Vöglein!” – otherwise known as “The Forest Murmurs.” This fragment lies perfectly for him, in the very middle of his voice, with a brief G the highest note.  His tone is sumptuous and flows effortlessly with the glamour, distinctiveness and immediate recognizability that define a great “classical” singer. He is able to sing over a wide dynamic range from breathtaking softness, always full bodied, to a ripe but never heavy sound at fuller voice, and there is wonderful contrast throughout. Read more »