The Sunday Times, 26 August 2001
Schumann: Four songs from Opus 35 and Dichterliebe Opus 48; Liszt: Three Petrarch Sonnets (1838 versions); Richard Strauss: Six songs
Recital Queen's Hall
... But the young tenor Jonas Kaufmann sang one of the most emotionally raw, risk-taking and revelatory accounts of Schumann's Dichterliebe I've ever heard. This is a fascinating voice -baritonal, rising to a visceral Italianate top -allied to penetrating intelligence and dark, husky, film-star looks, designer stubble and a mop of tousled curls: there's star material here, the classical "discovery" of the 2001 festival so far.

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