Thomas Quasthoff - The Best of Thomas Quasthoff

Thomas Quasthoff - The Best of Thomas Quasthoff
The Best of Thomas Quasthoff
Vocal Music
Release Date:
February 2, 2010

Though it's called The Best of Thomas Quasthoff, this disc is not exactly the best of his many recordings. It doesn't stand up to his best recordings for Deutsche Grammophon or Hänssler, but it is the best of his recordings for RCA/Sony. Still, there are many very fine performances here that do show the German bass-baritone in very good form. There are five fabulous Schubert recordings, including an edge-of-your-seat performance of Erlkönig; five marvelous Schumann recordings, including a catch-in-your-throat performance of Mondnacht; three arias from Bach's Johannes-Passion, featuring a heartbreaking "Mein teuer Heiland"; and seven excepts from several Mozart operas, ending with a delightfully charming performance of the duet from Die Zauberflöte with Quasthoff as Papageno and Montserrat Caballé as Papagena. Listeners already familiar with the German singer's lustrous voice, robust tone, agile delivery, and warm-hearted interpretations will need no more encouragement, unless they already have the original RCA recordings.

Erlkönig, Op. 1 / Franz SchubertThomas Quasthoff4:05
Prometheus / Franz SchubertThomas Quasthoff5:33
Winterreise, D 911
5. Der Lindenbaum / Franz SchubertThomas Quasthoff5:03
24. Der Leiermann / Franz SchubertThomas Quasthoff3:25
Der Musensohn, Op. 92/1 / Franz SchubertThomas Quasthoff2:00
Liederkreis, Op. 39
3. Waldgespräch / Robert SchumannThomas Quasthoff2:05
5. Mondnacht / Robert SchumannThomas Quasthoff3:40
Dichterliebe, Op. 48
1. Im wunderschönen Monat Mai / Robert SchumannThomas Quasthoff1:26
14. Allnächtlich im Traume / Robert SchumannThomas Quasthoff1:23
Belsazar, Op. 57 / Robert SchumannThomas Quasthoff4:05
Johannes-Passion, BWV 245
Aria No. 48. Eilt, ihr angefochtnen Seelen / Johann Sebastian BachThomas Quasthoff4:31
Arioso No. 31. Betrachte, meine Seele, mit ängstlichem Vergnügen / Johann Sebastian BachThomas Quasthoff2:08
Aria No. 60. Mein teurer Heiland, lass dich fragen / Johann Sebastian BachThomas Quasthoff4:13
Mentre ti lascio o figlia, Aria, KV 513 / Wolfgang Amadeus MozartThomas Quasthoff7:11
Don Giovanni, KV 527
Deh! vieni alla finestra, o mio tesoro / Wolfgang Amadeus MozartThomas Quasthoff2:02
Madamina, il catalogo è questo / Wolfgang Amadeus MozartThomas Quasthoff5:47
Die Zauberflöte, KV 620
Der Vogelfänger bin ich ja / Wolfgang Amadeus MozartThomas Quasthoff2:53
Ein Mädchen oder Weibchen / Wolfgang Amadeus MozartThomas Quasthoff4:14
In diesen heil'gen Hallen / Wolfgang Amadeus MozartThomas Quasthoff4:40
Pa-pa-pa-pa... / Wolfgang Amadeus MozartThomas Quasthoff2:40

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