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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Come close, and let them flutter, soon it will be time to sleep – abendror that we don’t get lost in this solitude. Brow, forget all your thinking.

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See more Strauss Album Reviews. Hermann Hesse ; Joseph von Eichendorff. Princeton University Press, Classical musical works published posthumously songs Stgauss by Richard Strauss.

Strauss Pictures See more Strauss Pictures. But she was also a successful soprano who performed Strauss’s songs to great acclaim.

Four Last Songs discography. The songs are scored for piccolo3 flutes 3rd doubling 2nd piccolo2 oboesEnglish horn2 clarinets in B-flat and A, bass clarinet2 bassoonscontrabassoon4 horns in F also E-flat and D3 trumpets in C, E-flat and F, 3 trombonestubatimpaniharpcelestaand strings.


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

The performance was recorded on acetate discs. Retrieved 20 October The performance was made possible due to the magnanimous effort of the Maharaja of MysoreJayachamarajendra Wadiyar Bahudar.

The title Four Last Songs was provided posthumously by Strauss’s friend Ernst Rothwho published the four songs as a single unit in after Strauss’s death. Four Last Songs – a swansong of sublime beauty. Strauss News See more Strauss News. September The garden is in mourning. Um, Bryan Randolph ed. Around us, the valleys bow, the air already darkens. Der Rosenkavalier film.

Kirsten Flagstad Philharmonia Orchestra. One of the last wishes of Richard Strauss was that Kirsten Flagstad be the soprano to introduce the four songs, which he finished inthe year before his death at They became badly worn before the first LP transfer, which was generally considered very poor. 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!

He also embarked on a choral setting of Hesse’s Abfndrotbut laid it aside after the projected fugue became “too complicated”. Subsequent restorations using modern digital technology were effected in by Roger Beardsley for Testament Records[8] and in by Andrew Rose for Pristine Audio. Jackson has noted that Strauss had composed the song ” Ruhe, meine Seele!


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. O vast, tranquil peace, so deep in the afterglow! Towards the end of “Im Abendrot”, after the soprano’s intonation of “Ist dies etwa der Tod? See more Strauss Pictures. Soon it will be time for abendroy.

4 Letzte Lieder, TrV 296 (Strauss, Richard)

Strauss had also recently been given a stauss of the complete poems of Hermann Hesse and was strongly inspired by them. The words are all warm, wise and reflective with no hint of religious consolation as death approaches, but rather a deeply felt appreciation of the world before leaving.

Cool rain seeps into the flowers. 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.

For the film, see Four Last Songs film. Royal Albert HallLondon.