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Heart's Delight: The Songs of Richard Tauber ()

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composed by Carl Böhm, Emmerich Kálmán, Franz Lehár, Ralph Erwin, Richard Tauber, Robert Stolz, Rudolf Sieczynski, Sigmund Romberg

It is mostly operetta enthusiasts who remember the name of the monocle-wearing Austrian tenor Richard Tauber today, and that's why this release by Polish tenor Piotr Beczala is welcome. Tauber was an enormously popular figure in many countries, singing in many languages, from the 1910s through the end of his life, unhappily exiled from his native Austria due to Jewish ancestry, after World War II. It's not clear whether Tauber's languages included Polish, but the program here involves German, English, and Italian. Beczala's ...

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  1. Dein ist mein ganzes Herz (You Are My Heart's Delight) (from "Das Land des Lächelns")
  2. Wien, du Stadt meiner Träume (Vienna, City of My Dreams) ("Wien, Wien, nur du allein")
  3. Lippen schweigen (Lips Stay Silent) (from "Die lustige Witwe")
  4. Komm Zigány (Come, Gypsy) (from Gräfin Mariza)
  5. Gern hab' ich die Frau'n geküßt (Girls Were Made to Love and Kiss) (from "Paganini")
  6. Grüss mir die reizenden Frauen, song (from Gräfin Mariza)
  7. Du bist die Welt für mich (from Der singende Traum)
  8. Das Lied ist aus ("Frag nicht, warum ich gehe"), for voice & orchestra, Op. 557
  9. Freunde, das Leben ist lebenswert, for voice & piano (or orchestra) (from "Giuditta")
  10. Venus in Seide (Venus in Silk), operetta: O mia bella Napoli
  11. Ob blond, ob braun, ich liebe alle Frau'n (for the film Ich liebe alle Frau'n)
  12. Ich küsse ihre Hand, Madame
  13. The Student Prince, operetta: Overhead the moon is beaming
  14. Ich liebe dich!, for voice & piano (or orchestra)
  15. Still wie die Nacht, for voice & orchestra, Op. 326/27
  16. Dein ist mein ganzes Herz (You Are My Heart's Delight) (from "Das Land des Lächelns")
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Heart's Delight: The Songs of Richard Tauber
2013, Deutsche Grammophon

UPC: 028947908388

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