Poesie: Richard Strauss Lieder

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All Music Guide - Stephen Eddins
In her fourth solo recital on Virgin Classics, German coloratura Diana Damrau turns to Richard Strauss' orchestral songs, featuring a generous selection that includes about half of his output for voice and orchestra. Damrau's extensive experience as an interpreter of the composer's operas is evident in this exceptionally attractive album. That deep familiarity combined with an impeccable technique; the warm, velvety sheen of her voice; and the nuance, insight, and personality of her interpretations make her an outstanding Strauss singer, one who may well join the ranks of the most distinguished. The various demands of the songs recorded here demonstrate the extent of ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Eddins
In her fourth solo recital on Virgin Classics, German coloratura Diana Damrau turns to Richard Strauss' orchestral songs, featuring a generous selection that includes about half of his output for voice and orchestra. Damrau's extensive experience as an interpreter of the composer's operas is evident in this exceptionally attractive album. That deep familiarity combined with an impeccable technique; the warm, velvety sheen of her voice; and the nuance, insight, and personality of her interpretations make her an outstanding Strauss singer, one who may well join the ranks of the most distinguished. The various demands of the songs recorded here demonstrate the extent of Damrau's versatility. She commands the expansive lyricism and the ability to sustain soaring legato lines that make her ideal for the ecstatic serenity of songs like "Heimkehr," Waldseligkeit," and "An die Nacht." Her coloratura background makes her equally at ease in the florid virtuosity required for songs like "Amor" and "Ich wollt ein Sträusslein binden." Only in "Allerseelen" which was orchestrated not by Strauss but Robert Heger does she sound like she is straining against the orchestra. The recital includes all six songs of the "Brentano-Lieder," infrequently performed as a set because they are so varied in their demands on the singer, but Damrau handles them with absolute assurance. The vocal intensity and the emotional depth and range she brings to the final song, "Lied der Frauen," make it especially impressive, bringing the album to a cathartic close. The many satisfactions of the album make the listener eager to hear Damrau in the "Four Last Songs," in which she ought to be spectacular. It's gratifying to have such distinguished accompaniment provided by the Münchner Philharmoniker led by Christian Thielemann; the conductor and orchestra sound like they have this music in their blood and are in every way a worthy match for Damrau. The sound is clean, well defined, and nicely present.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/15/2011
  • Label: Erato
  • EAN: 5099962866408
  • Catalog Number: 28664
  • Sales rank: 2,016

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Ich wollt' ein Sträusslein binden, song for voice & piano (or orchestra), Op. 68/2 (TrV 235/2) - Richard Strauss & Clemens von Brentano (3:03)
  2. 2 Waldseligkeit ("Der Wald beginnt zu rauchen"), song for voice & piano (or orchestra), Op. 49/1 (TrV 204/1) - Richard Strauss & Richard Dehmel (3:02)
  3. 3 Das Bächlein ("Du Bächlein silberhell und klar"), song for voice & piano (or orchestra), Op. 88/1 (TrV 264, AV 118) - Richard Strauss & Arlette de Grouchy (1:45)
  4. 4 Winterweihe ("In diesen Wintergarten"), song for voice & piano (or orchestra), Op. 48/4 (TrV 202/4) - Richard Strauss & Arlette de Grouchy (2:50)
  5. 5 Morgen ("Und morgen wird die Sonne wieder scheinen"), song for voice & piano (or orchestra), Op. 27/4 (TrV 170/4) - Richard Strauss & Arlette de Grouchy (3:50)
  6. 6 Allerseelen ("Stell' auf den Tisch die duftenden Reseden"), song for voice & piano, Op. 10/8 (TrV 141/8) - Richard Strauss & Hermann von Gilm (2:59)
  7. 7 Cäcilie ("Wenn du es wüsstest"), song for voice & piano (or orchestra), Op. 27/2 (TrV 170/2) - Richard Strauss & Arlette de Grouchy (2:29)
  8. 8 Amor ("An dem Feuer sass das Kind Amor"), song for voice & piano (or orchestra), Op. 68/5 (TrV 235/5) - Richard Strauss & Clemens von Brentano (3:31)
  9. 9 Säusle, liebe Myrthe!, song for voice & piano (or orchestra), Op. 68/3 (TrV 235/3) - Richard Strauss & Clemens von Brentano (4:55)
  10. 10 Freundliche Vision ("Nicht im Schlafe hab' ich das geträumt"), song for voice & piano (or orchestra), Op. 48/1 (TrV 202/1) - Richard Strauss & Otto Julius Bierbaum (2:32)
  11. 11 Ständchen ("Mach' auf, mach' auf, doch leise, mein Kind"), song for voice & piano, Op. 17/2 (TrV 149/2) - Richard Strauss & Arlette de Grouchy (2:20)
  12. 12 Traum durch die Dämmerung ("Weite Wiesen im Dämmergrau"), song for voice & piano (or orchestra), Op. 29/1 (TrV 172/1) - Richard Strauss & Otto Julius Bierbaum (2:38)
  13. 13 Wiegenlied ("Träume, träume, du mein süsses Leben"), song for voice & piano (or orchestra), Op. 41/1 (TrV 195/1) - Richard Strauss & Richard Dehmel (4:16)
  14. 14 Meinem Kinde ("Du schläfst und sachte neig' ich mich"), song for voice & piano (or orchestra), Op. 37/3 (TrV 187/3) - Richard Strauss & Gustav Falke (2:37)
  15. 15 Muttertändelei ("Seht mir doch mein schönes Kind"), song for voice & piano (or orchestra), Op. 43/2 (TrV 196/2) - Richard Strauss & Gottfried August Burger (2:15)
  16. 16 Zueignung ("Ja, du weisst es, teur Seele"), song for voice & piano (or orchestra), Op. 10/1 (TrV 141/1) - Richard Strauss & Hermann von Gilm (1:46)
  17. 17 Das Rosenband ("Im Frühlingsschatten fand ich sie"), song for voice & piano (or orchestra), Op. 36/1 (TrV 186/1) - Richard Strauss & Arlette de Grouchy (2:26)
  18. 18 Heimkehr ("Leiser schwanken die Äste"), song for voice & piano, Op. 15/5 (TrV 148/5) - Richard Strauss & Arlette de Grouchy (2:02)
  19. 19 Als mir dein Lied erklang ("Dein Lied erklang! Ich habe"), song for voice & piano (or orchestra), Op. 68/4 (TrV 235/4) - Richard Strauss & Clemens von Brentano (3:46)
  20. 20 Des Dichters Abendgang ("Ergehst du doch im Abendlicht"), song for voice & piano (or orchestra), Op. 47/2 (TrV 200/2) - Richard Strauss & Arlette de Grouchy (5:11)
  21. 21 An die Nacht ("Heilige Nacht!"), song for voice & piano (or orchestra), Op. 68/1 (TrV 235/1) - Richard Strauss & Clemens von Brentano (3:24)
  22. 22 Lied der Frauen ("Wenn es stürmt auf den Wogen"), song for voice & piano (or orchestra), Op. 68/6 (TrV 235/6) - Richard Strauss & Clemens von Brentano (7:16)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Diana Damrau Primary Artist
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