My Heart Alone: Favourite Operetta Arias and Duets

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KALMAN / LEHAR / SUPPE / STRAUSS
My Heart Alone: Favourite Operetta Arias and Duets
Angelika Kirchschlager / Simon Keenlyside / Tonkunstler Orchestra / Alfred Eschwe

[ Sony Classical / CD ]

Release Date: Saturday 1 November 2008

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"What impresses is not only the natural brilliance of the singers' vocal production but also the way in which pure display is subordinated to expression of true feeling." Gramophone Magazine, Editor's Choice September 2008

"Keenlyside sings operetta like a student, learning the ropes, too quick to pitch volume and intensity at a level fit for Verdi, but not the sweetmeats of Vienna...Best to concentrate on Kirchschlager, who is frequently marvellous. As an Austrian, the operetta lilt lives in Kirchschlager's blood; she's a natural at pausing and easing the speeds, and she sings with that indefinable glow." The Times, 4th July 2008 ***

"Kirchschlager tries too hard as the dissolute Orlofsky (Die Fledermaus ) but makes amends with a tenderly phrased "Vilja" and a sinuous, seductive "Meine Lippen, die küssen so heiss" from Lehár's Giuditta. Simon Keenlyside, in glorious voice, is by turns dulcet and virile, even if he doesn't quite muster the insouciant charm of a Nicolai Gedda for Danilo's "Da geh' ich zu Maxim". Drawbacks include some distinctly schmaltzy accompaniments and a booklet long on pretentious waffle but criminally short on texts and translations." The Telegraph, 2nd August 2008

"What impresses is not only the natural brilliance of the singers' vocal production but also the way in which pure display is subordinated to expression of true feeling." Gramophone Magazine, Editor's Choice September 2008

Tracks:

Kalman:
Weisst du es noch (from Die Csárdásfürstin)
Tanzen Möcht' ich (from Die Csárdásfürstin)
Heut' Nacht hab' ich geträumt von Dir (from Das Veilchen von Montmartre)
Wieder hinaus ins strahlende Licht (from Die Zirkusprinzessin)

Lehár:
Meine Lippen (from Giuditta)
Da geh' ich zu Maxim (from Die Lustige Witwe)
Viljalied (from Die lustige Witwe)
Lippen schweigen (from Die Lustige Witwe)
Nur die Liebe macht uns jung (from Zigeunerliebe)
Dein ist mein ganzes Herz (from Das Land des Lächelns)

Millöcker:
Dunkelrote Rosen (from Gasparone)

Stolz, R:
Du sollst der Kaiser meiner Seele sein

Strauss, J, II:
Ich lade gern mir Gäste ein (from Die Fledermaus)
Draußen im Sievering blüht schon der flieder (from Die Tänzerin Fanny Elssler)

Suppe:
Mir bella fiorentina (from Boccacio)
Hab' ich nur deine Liebe (from Boccacio)