Jonas Kaufmann has announced his new album “Freudvoll und Leidvoll!”
The new album will be dedicated to the songs of Liszt and is a follow-up to the acclaimed “Selige Stunde.” The new album was recorded during quarantine.
In a statement, Kaufmann said “I’m very pleased that our enforced rest during the pandemic made this album possible – under normal circumstances, it would probably not have come into existence quite so quickly. As a result, we were able to record not only those Liszt songs that Helmut Deutsch and I had already tried out in the concert hall but also a number of others that until now have been overshadowed by Liszt’s ‘great hits.’ Among them, pride of place goes to ‘Die stille Wasserrose,’ which I find more beautiful the more often I hear it. I’m very grateful to Helmut for introducing me to these songs, and I think there will be many listeners who share my delight in these discoveries.”
The album will be released by Sony Classical on Sept. 17.