Matthias Spindler (Compofactur) acted as music copyist and assistant of the conductor at recording sessions with Jonas Kaufmann and the Orchestra del Teatro Massimo di Palermo under the baton of Asher Fisch. The sessions took place in January 2016 in Teatro Massimo in Palermo. Prior to the sessions MSp edited the orchestra material for arrangers Lee Holdridge, Michael Rot and Stefano Tomaselli, and was also responsible for the music preparation of the entire sheet music.

Jonas Kaufmann – Dolce Vita

kaufmanndolcevita

Composers: G. D’Anzi · C.A. Bixio · S. Cardillo [D. Carolli] · G. Cottrau · V. De Crescenzo · E. de Curtis · L. Dalla · G.M. Ferilli · S. Gastaldon · R. Leoncavallo · S.R. Merritt · D. Modugno · R. Musumarra · N. Rota · F. Sartori · E. Tagliaferri & N. Valente
Arrangers: Giancarlo Chiaramello · Nicholas Dodd · Lee Holdridge · Michael Rot · Andreas N. Tarkmann · Stefano Tomaselli
Tenor: Jonas Kaufmann
Orchestra: Orchestra del Teatro Massimo di Palermo
Conductor: Asher Fisch

2016 Sony Classical
1CD+1DVD |D|D|D| 88875 18363 2 (Deluxe Edition)
1CD |D|D|D| 88875 19631 2 (Standard Edition)
2LP |D|D|A| 88875 18363 1 (Gatefold Edition)
Int. Release Date: 10/2016
N.B.: Team Player (Music Copyist · Music Preparation)
2016 — BR-KLASSIK CD-Tipp (04.10.2016)
2017 — OPERA NEWS Critic’s Choice (February)
2017 — ECHO Klassik »Bestseller Of The Year«
2018 — Gfk Entertainment Top 20 Klassik Charts #1 (Germany)
2016 — ARIA Core Classical Albums Chart #3 (Australia)
2016 — Gfk Entertainment Top 20 Klassik Charts #1 (Germany)
2016 — Official Classical Artist Albums Chart Top 50 #4 (Great Britain)
2016 — Billboard Classical Albums Chart #3 (USA)
2016 — iTunes Top Classical Music Albums Charts #2 (Australia)
2016 — iTunes Top Klassik Musik Album Charts #1 (Austria)
2016 — iTunes Top Classical Music Albums Charts #1 (Canada)
2016 — iTunes Top de la mejor Clásica música álbums #1 (Columbia)
2016 — iTunes Top Classement Classique Musique Albums #1 (France)
2016 — iTunes Top Klassik Musik Album Charts #1 (Germany)
2016 — iTunes Top Classical Music Albums Charts #1 (Great Britain)
2016 — iTunes Top Classifica Classica Musica Albums #1 (Italy)
2016 — iTunes De Beste Klassisk Musikk Album #1 (Norway)
2016 — iTunes Top de la mejor Clásica música álbums #2 (Peru)
2016 — iTunes Najlepsze Klasyczna Muzyka Album do Pobrania Ranking #2 (Poland)
2016 — iTunes Лучшая Классика музыка альбомы #1 (Russian Federation)
2016 — iTunes Top Classical Music Albums Charts #1 (South Africa)
2016 — iTunes Top de la mejor Clásica música álbums #1 (Spain)
2016 — iTunes Topplista Klassiskt Musik Album #1 (Sweden)
2016 — iTunes Top Klassik Musik Album Charts #1 (Switzerland)
2016 — iTunes En Iyi Klasik Müzik Albümleri Listeleri #1 (Turkey)
2016 — iTunes Top Classical Music Albums Charts #1 (USA)
2017 — Gold (Austria)

Second release in the following set:

Jonas Kaufmann – Dolce Vita (Deluxe Edition)

Composers: G. D’Anzi · C.A. Bixio · S. Cardillo [D. Carolli] · G. Cottrau · V. De Crescenzo · E. de Curtis · L. Dalla · G.M. Ferilli · S. Gastaldon · R. Leoncavallo · S.R. Merritt · D. Modugno · R. Musumarra · N. Rota · F. Sartori · E. Tagliaferri & N. Valente
Arrangers: Erich Becht · Giancarlo Chiaramello · Nicholas Dodd · Lee Holdridge · Michael Rot · Andreas N. Tarkmann · Stefano Tomaselli
Tenor: Jonas Kaufmann
Orchestras: Orchestra del Teatro Massimo di Palermo (CD) · Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della Rai (DVD)
Conductors: Asher Fisch (CD) · Jochen Rieder (DVD)

2018 Sony Classical
1CD+1DVD |D|D|D| 90758 62162 3 (Limited Deluxe Edition)
Int. Release Date: 06/2018

My thanks go to the following people, who supported my work (in alphabetical order): Christopher Alder, Giancarlo Chiaramello, Nicholas Dodd, Asher Fisch, Valérie Groß, Lee Holdridge, Jonas Kaufmann, Sven Nelke, Domenico Pirrone, Oscar Pizzo, Prof.ssa Concetta Restivo, Michael Rot, Andreas N. Tarkmann, Stefano Tomaselli and Thomas Voigt.