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Strauss: Four Last Songs
     

Strauss: Four Last Songs

by Renée Fleming
 
Renée Fleming, the world’s preeminent lyric soprano, is joined by Christian Thielemann, internationally acclaimed for his performances of Strauss works, for this recording of the exquisitely beautiful Four Last Songs. These enduringly popular works have become signature pieces for the soprano, and she was delighted for the opportunity to work with the gifted

Overview

Renée Fleming, the world’s preeminent lyric soprano, is joined by Christian Thielemann, internationally acclaimed for his performances of Strauss works, for this recording of the exquisitely beautiful Four Last Songs. These enduringly popular works have become signature pieces for the soprano, and she was delighted for the opportunity to work with the gifted Thielemann. In addition, Fleming performs a selection of lieder with orchestra, as well as arias from Ariadne auf Naxos and Die ägyptische Helena.

Don't miss the two-CD deluxe edition, which features highlights from Fleming's signature roles at New York's Metropolitan Opera.

Editorial Reviews

The Times (U.K.) - Geoff Brown
This version [of the Four Last Songs] stands out from all others. Christian Thielemann, conducting the Munich Philharmonic, has Strauss’s music in his blood, and his shaping of phrases and balancing of textures is gorgeously subtle.... I fell for [Fleming's] vibrant responses to each turn of music and text, projected in wonderful long breaths by a voice distinctive, warm and secure in every register.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/16/2008
Label:
Decca
UPC:
0028947806479
catalogNumber:
001185102
Rank:
16015

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Tracks

  1. Vier letzte Lieder (Four Last Songs), for soprano & orchestra, o.Op. 150 (TrV 296, AV 150)
  2. Ariadne auf Naxos, opera, Op. 60-II (TrV 228a) (revised version): Ach! Wo war ich? Tot?
  3. Ariadne auf Naxos, opera, Op. 60-II (TrV 228a) (revised version): Ein Schönes war: hieß Theseus-Ariadne
  4. Ariadne auf Naxos, opera, Op. 60-II (TrV 228a) (revised version): Es gibt ein Reich
  5. Verführung ("Der Tag, der schwüle"), song for voice & orchestra, Op. 33/1 (TrV 180/1)
  6. Freundliche Vision ("Nicht im Schlafe hab' ich das geträumt"), song for voice & piano (or orchestra), Op. 48/1 (TrV 202/1)
  7. Winterweihe ("In diesen Wintergarten"), song for voice & piano (or orchestra), Op. 48/4 (TrV 202/4)
  8. Zueignung ("Ja, du weisst es, teur Seele"), song for voice & piano (or orchestra), Op. 10/1 (TrV 141/1)
  9. Die Ägyptische Helena (The Egyptian Helen), opera, Op. 75 (TrV 255): Zweite Brautnacht!

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