Megatenor Jonas Kaufmann's next album is of Verismo arias - from 'Cav & Pag' et al. Of course it's going to be available in Germany well before being released here, something that seems a tad bizarre in these days of globalisation - especially as if we can't wait for it we can just order it online from the German branch of Amazon. Do you ever get the feeling that technology moves a great deal faster than people - despite being created by them?
Here's a sneak preview which Decca has just popped onto Youtube. Enjoy.
Jessica Duchen is a music journalist and the author of four novels, two biographies and several stage works. She writes regularly for The Independent and BBC Music Magazine. Her latest novel, Songs of Triumphant Love, is published by Hodder.
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