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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Richard Strauss and His World.

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

See more Strauss Album Reviews. 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.

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. Strauss Guides See more Strauss Guides.

Gilliam, Bryan Randolph ed. How weary we are of wandering– Is this perhaps death? 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. Classical musical works published posthumously songs Songs by Richard Strauss.

Kirsten Flagstad Philharmonia Orchestra.

The performance was recorded on acetate discs. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Jackson suggests that the addition of “Ruhe, meine Seele! 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 Retrieved from ” https: They became badly worn before the first LP transfer, which was generally considered very poor.


4 Letzte Lieder, TrV 296 (Strauss, Richard)

Strauss News Abendror more Strauss News. O vast, tranquil peace, so deep in the afterglow! Pages containing links to subscription-only content Articles containing German-language text Articles containing French-language text.

He also embarked on a choral setting of Hesse’s Besinnungbut laid it aside after the projected fugue became “too complicated”. 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. Royal Albert HallLondon. Jackson has noted that Strauss had composed the song ” Ruhe, meine Seele! So tief im Abendrot.

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The settings are for a solo soprano voice given soaring melodies against a full orchestra, and all four songs have prominent horn parts. Tritt her und lass sie schwirren, bald ist es Schlafenszeit. Der Rosenkavalier film. Views Read Edit View history. For the film, see Four Last Songs film. 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 work straus no opus number, and was published in after Strauss’s death. September The garden is in mourning. Strauss died in September The Four Last Songs German: Strauss Music See more Strauss Music. Soon it will be time for sleep. Strauss had come across the poem Im Abendrot by Joseph von Eichendorffwhich he felt had a special meaning for him. Dass wir uns nicht verirren in dieser Einsamkeit. The performance was made possible om to the magnanimous effort of the Maharaja of MysoreJayachamarajendra Wadiyar Bahudar.


It’s simply one of the most touchingly beautiful ways for a composer to end his career. Through sorrow and joy we have gone hand in hand; we are both at rest from our wanderings now above the quiet land.

Towards the end anendrot “Im Abendrot”, after the soprano’s intonation of “Ist dies etwa der Tod? Retrieved 20 October With the exception of the song “Malven” “Mallows” composed later the same year, [3] the songs are Strauss’s final completed works. Strasus had also recently been given a copy of the complete poems of Hermann Hesse and was strongly inspired by them. But she strasus also a successful soprano who performed Strauss’s songs to great acclaim.

Come close, and let them flutter, soon it will be time to sleep – so that we don’t get lost in this solitude. 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.

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