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STRAUSS, R.: 4 Last Songs / 6 Lieder / Ariadne auf Naxos (excerpts)


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STRAUSS, R.: 4 Last Songs / 6 Lieder / Ariadne auf Naxos (excerpts)

A year before his death in 1948, Richard Strauss composed his masterpiece, Four Last Songs, expressing a calm acceptance of the inevitability of his own death. Meditations on life, death and the transition into ‘the magic circle of the night’, the songs among the most haunting music ever written. In contrast the six Brentano-Lieder are playful, incandescent and virtuosic settings of Clemens Brentano's deeply romantic poems.

Strauss, Richard
Hesse, Hermann / Eichendorff, Joseph von, lyricist(s)

  4 letzte Lieder (4 Last Songs), Op. posth., TrV 296
1.   No. 1. Fruhling 00:03:43
2.   No. 2. September 00:05:10
3.   No. 3. Beim Schlafengehen 00:05:58
4.   No. 4. Im Abendrot 00:08:04

Strauss, Richard
Brentano, Clemens, lyricist(s)

  6 Lieder, Op. 68, TrV 235
5.   No. 1. An die Nacht 00:03:20
6.   No. 2. Ich wollt' ein Strausslein binden 00:03:36
7.   No. 3. Sausle, liebe Myrte! 00:05:35
8.   No. 4. Als mir dein Lied erklang 00:04:08
9.   No. 5. Amor! 00:03:39
10.   No. 6. Lied der Frauen 00:08:22

Strauss, Richard

  Ariadne auf Naxos, Op. 60, TrV 228a (excerpts)
11.   The Opera: Overture 00:03:16
12.   The Opera: Dance Scene 00:05:30

Total Playing Time: 01:00:21

Strauss, Richard

Brentano, Clemens; Eichendorff, Joseph von; Hesse, Hermann

Halász, Michael

Weimar Staatskapelle

Merbeth, Ricarda

Label: Naxos

Genre: Orchestral; Vocal

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: 8.570283

Barcode: 0747313028375

Physical Release: 02/2008

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