Im Abendrot by Renée Fleming & Münchner Philharmoniker & Christian Thielemann on Amazon Music. From the Album Strauss, R.: Four Last Songs, etc. Check out R. Strauss: Vier letzte Lieder – Piano version – Im Abendrot by Barbara Bonney and Martin Martineau on Amazon Music. Stream ad-free or purchase. The monumental Kirsten Flagstad ( – ), R.I.P., “the voice of the 20th century” sings “Im Abendrot” from the “Vier letzte Lieder” by Richard Strauss.

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Around us, the valleys bow, the air already darkens. Dass wir uns nicht verirren in dieser Einsamkeit.

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ahendrot She was quite a character with a formidable reputation as the iron rod in that relationship — managing the money and giving her husband just enough to live on! The settings are for a solo soprano voice given soaring melodies against a full orchestra, and all four songs have prominent horn parts. Richard Strauss was in his 80s and living in Switzerland at the end of World War II and, although he was increasingly feeble, he was still composing.


They were composed in when the composer was The performance was made possible due to the magnanimous effort of the Maharaja of MysoreJayachamarajendra Wadiyar Bahudar.

Richard Strauss and His World. O weiter, stiller Friede! Tritt her und lass sie schwirren, bald ist es Schlafenszeit.

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But she was also a successful soprano who performed Strauss’s songs to great acclaim. As in that piece, the quoted seven-note phrase known as the “transfiguration theme” has been seen as strwuss fulfillment of the soul through death. Strauss’s Four Last Songs are simply one of the most touchingly beautiful ways for a composer to end his career, says Jane Jones. So tief im Abendrot.

The Four Last Songs German: They became badly worn before the first LP transfer, which was generally considered very poor. Jackson has noted that Strauss had composed the song ” Ruhe, meine Seele!

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Richard Strauss: Four Last Songs – a swansong of sublime beauty

Only two larks soar musingly into the haze. Towards the end of “Im Abendrot”, after the soprano’s intonation of “Ist dies etwa der Tod? Brow, forget all your thinking. Strauss died in September Retrieved from ” https: Retrieved 20 October Cool rain seeps into the flowers. Come close, and let them fly.


The Eichendorf poem which translates as ‘At Sunset’ is fittingly the last of the four, with the first three songs all settings of poems by Herman Hesse. Subsequent restorations using modern digital technology were effected abedrot by Roger Beardsley for Testament Records[8] and in by Andrew Rose for Pristine Audio.

4 Letzte Lieder, TrV 296 (Strauss, Richard)

Come close, and let them flutter, soon it will be time to sleep – so that we don’t get lost in this solitude. Strauss News See more Strauss News. Princeton University Press, Josephslegende Schlagobers Verklungene Feste Classical musical works published posthumously songs Songs by Richard Strauss.