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STRAUSS, R.: 4 Last Songs / 6 Lieder / Ariadne auf Naxos (excerpts) (Eckhardt Glauche/ Michael Halasz/ Ricarda Merbeth/ Weimar Staatskapelle) (Naxos: 8.570283)



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A year before his death in 1948, Richard Strauss composed his masterpiece, 'Four Last Songs', expressing a calm acceptance of the inevitability of his own death. The songs meditate on life, death, and the transition into 'the magic circle of the night' and rank among the most haunting music ever written. In contrast the six 'Brentano-Lieder' are playful, incandescent and virtuosic settings of Clemens Brentano's deeply romantic poems. Acclaimed Strauss star Ricarda Merbeth shines in these sublime masterpieces, as tender as they are haunting.
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Item number 8570283
Barcode 747313028375
Release date 28/01/2008
Category Vocal
Label Naxos Classics | Naxos Records
Media type CD
Number of units 1
Performers
Artists Ricarda Merbeth
Composers Richard Strauss
Conductors Michael Halasz
Orchestras Weimar Staatskapelle
Producers Eckhardt Glauche
Disc: 1
4 letzte Lieder (4 Last Songs), Op. posth., TrV 29
1 No. 1. Fruhling
2 No. 2. September
3 No. 3. Beim Schlafengehen
4 No. 4. Im Abendrot
6 Lieder, Op. 68, TrV 235
5 No. 1. An die Nacht
6 No. 2. Ich wollt' ein Strausslein binden
7 No. 3. Sausle, liebe Myrte
8 No. 4. Als mir dein Lied erklang
9 No. 5. Amor!
10 No. 6. Lied der Frauen
Ariadne auf Naxos, Op. 60, TrV 228a (excerpts)
11 The Opera: Overture
12 The Opera: Dance Scene
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