Jonas Kaufmann – My Vienna


My Vienna is a deeply personal tribute to the world-famous melodies from the birthplace of waltz and operetta. Jonas Kaufmann has always had a special rapport with Austria and Vienna. His grandmother had a fondness for the light classics and was happy to sing the evergreens of Johann Strauss, Franz Lehár and Robert Stolz – a nice contrast to his grandfather’s passion for Wagner. As a child, Jonas spent much of his free time on his grandparents’ farm in Tyrol. Austrian television was almost more familiar to him than its German counterpart. Since then he has had a deep love for Viennese songs and operetta. “The music always put me in a good mood”, he recalls. “When I had unlikeable things to do as a student, like cleaning or vacuuming, all I had to do was play Carlos Kleiber’s Fledermaus recording, and in no time at all I had a grin on my face.” Viennese songs and scenes from operettas; music by Johann Strauß, Franz Léhar, Emmerich Kálmán, Robert Stolz, Ralph Benatzky, Jaromir Weinberger, Peter Kreuder and Georg Kreisler.

Additional Info

  • No: 8715
  • Composer: Johann Strauß, Robert Stolz, Emmerich Kálmán, Franz Lehar, Georg Kreisler, Rudolf Sieczynski
  • Conductor: Jochen Rieder
  • Orchestra: Prague Philharmonia
  • Artists: Jonas Kaufmann, Rachel Willis-Sørensen
  • Production year: 2019
  • Run time: 01:15:00
  • Producers: BFMI, Sony Classical
  • Format: HDTV 16:9
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