Jonas Kaufmann: Schumann & Wagner-Lieder

Jonas Kaufmann and Helmut Deutsch, Wigmore Hall, review: 'Oh what precious kitsch!' -

"As so often in song recitals, the clinching magic was sprinkled over the encore: when Jonas Kaufmann sang the nocturne “Mondnacht” from Schumann’s Liederkreis in a half-voice of perfectly controlled quiet rapture, he held his audience entranced in a breathless hush. At last, he seemed fully human." (5.1.2015, Rupert Christiansen)