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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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He also embarked on a choral setting of Hesse’s Besinnungbut laid it aside after the projected fugue became “too complicated”.

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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. Towards the end of “Im Abendrot”, after the soprano’s intonation of “Ist dies etwa der Tod? Subsequent restorations using modern digital technology were effected in by Roger Beardsley for Testament Records[8] and in by Andrew Rose for Pristine Audio. Josephslegende Schlagobers Verklungene Feste See more Strauss Pictures.


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As in that piece, the quoted seven-note phrase known as the “transfiguration theme” has been seen as the fulfillment of the soul through death. O weiter, stiller Friede!

Strauss had come across the poem Im Abendrot by Joseph von Eichendorff straauss, which he felt had a special meaning for him.

Come close, and let them fly. Through sorrow and joy we have gone hand in hand; we are both at rest from our wanderings now above the quiet land.

One of the last wishes of Richard Strauss was that Kirsten Flagstad ik the soprano to introduce the four songs, which he finished inthe year before his death at Around us, the valleys bow, the air already darkens. Strauss Pictures See more Strauss Pictures.

Cool rain seeps into the flowers.

This page was last edited on 13 Novemberat Retrieved from ” https: O vast, tranquil peace, so deep in the afterglow! With the exception of the song “Malven” “Mallows” composed later the same year, [3] the songs are Strauss’s final completed works. The performance was made possible due to the magnanimous effort of the Maharaja of MysoreJayachamarajendra Wadiyar Bahudar. She was quite a character with a formidable reputation as aendrot iron rod in that relationship — managing the money and giving her husband just enough to live on!


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

Gilliam, Bryan Randolph ed. Tritt her und lass sie schwirren, bald ist es Schlafenszeit. Strauss Music See more Strauss Music. He set its text to music in May Hands, stop all your work. September The garden is in mourning. Kirsten Flagstad Philharmonia Orchestra.