Richard Strauss: Four Last Songs; Orchestral Works (Remaster) Gundula Janowitz

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Album-Release:
1973

HRA-Release:
15.09.2016

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  • Richard Strauss (1864 - 1949):
  • 1Tod und Verklärung Op.24, TrV 15827:09
  • 2Metamorphosen For 23 Solo Strings, TrV 29027:38
  • 31. Frühling04:04
  • 42. September04:53
  • 53. Beim Schlafengehen06:19
  • 64. Im Abendrot07:07
  • Total Runtime01:17:10

Info for Richard Strauss: Four Last Songs; Orchestral Works (Remaster)

Strauss had a life-long love affair with the soprano voice. He even married one--not just the voice, the whole woman, of course. His Four Last Songs constitute his dying tribute, and they are probably the most hedonistically gorgeous vocal works in existence. Herbert von Karajan was a Strauss specialist, as was Janowitz, and together they contrive to perform the songs about as perfectly as they ever have been.

„Gundula Janowitz had a very beautiful voice that critics like to describe as 'creamy,' whatever that means. Strauss had a life-long love affair with the soprano voice. He even married one--not just the voice, the whole woman, of course. His Four Last Songs constitute his dying tribute, and they are probably the most hedonistically gorgeous vocal works in existence. Herbert vo Karajan was a Strauss specialist, as was Janowitz, and together they contrive to perform the songs about as perfectly as they ever have been. The couplings, two orchestral works from the beginning and end of Strauss's career, are quite appropriate: the last of the Four Songs quotes the 'Transfiguration' theme from the tone poem.“ (David Hurwitz)

Gundula Janowitz, soprano
Berliner Philharmoniker
Herbert von Karajan, conductor

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