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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Brow, forget all your thinking. Richard Strauss and His World. The performance was made possible abenvrot to the magnanimous effort of the Maharaja of MysoreJayachamarajendra Wadiyar Bahudar. Kirsten Flagstad Philharmonia Orchestra.

Towards the end of “Im Abendrot”, after the soprano’s intonation of “Ist dies etwa ij Tod? They became badly worn before the first LP transfer, which was generally considered very poor. Classical musical works published posthumously songs Songs by Richard Strauss. 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.

Come close, and let them flutter, soon it will be time to sleep – so that we don’t get lost in this solitude. Dass wir uns nicht verirren in dieser Einsamkeit. Soon it will be time for sleep. Four Last Songs discography.

At the end of a long and successful career, when a composer still has the power to move his audience with a swansong of such sublime beauty that it takes your breath away – well, you know that work is a masterpiece.


The combination of a beautiful vocal line with supportive horn accompaniment references Strauss’s own life; his wife Pauline de Ahna was a famous soprano and his father Franz Strauss a professional horn player.

Four Last Songs – a swansong of sublime beauty. Royal Albert HallLondon. One of the last wishes of Richard Strauss was sttauss Kirsten Flagstad be the soprano to introduce the four songs, which he finished inthe year before his death at Jackson suggests that the addition of “Ruhe, meine Seele! Around us, the valleys bow, the air already darkens.

Hands, stop all your work. He also embarked on a choral setting of Hesse’s Besinnungbut laid it aside after aabendrot projected fugue became “too complicated”. 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!

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

The Four Last Songs German: 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. Jackson has noted that Strauss had composed the song ” Ruhe, meine Seele!

Tritt her und lass sie schwirren, bald ist es Schlafenszeit. Cool rain seeps into the flowers.

Strauss had also recently been given a copy of the complete poems of Hermann Hesse and was strongly inspired by them. So tief straiss Abendrot. Only two larks soar musingly into the haze. 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. It’s simply one of the most touchingly beautiful ways for a composer to end his career.


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Come close, and let them fly. See more Strauss Pictures. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Der Rosenkavalier film. Views Read Edit View history. Through sorrow and joy we have gone hand in hand; we are both at rest from our wanderings now above the quiet land.

For the film, see Four Last Songs film. Subsequent restorations using modern digital technology were effected in by Roger Beardsley for Testament Records[8] and in by Dtrauss Rose for Pristine Audio.

Retrieved 20 October 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. Retrieved from ” https: He set its text to music anendrot May O vast, tranquil peace, so deep in the afterglow!

See more Strauss Album Reviews. The performance was recorded on acetate discs.