Strauss, (R.): Four Last Songs / 12 Songs with Orchestra

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RICHARD STRAUSS
Strauss, (R.): Four Last Songs / 12 Songs with Orchestra
Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (soprano) / Radio-Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, George Szell

[ Warner Classics Original Jacket Reissues / CD ]

Release Date: Monday 16 November 2015

The sublime and moving culmination of Richard Strauss's love affair with the soprano voice, the Vier letzte Lieder are interpreted by Elisabeth Schwarzkopf with insight, wisdom and gentle radiance. In the early years of his career George Szell was mentored by Richard Strauss himself, and he provides Schwarzkopf with an exquisitely sensitive orchestral context for all sixteen songs in this classic anthology.

"There are few records in the catalogue which so magnificently capture the magic of a great performance" - Rosette (highest rating) Penguin Stereo Guide