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R Strauss: Four Last Songs/Arias [Original recording remastered]

Heinrich Hollreiser, Richard Strauss Audio CD
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  • Composer: Richard Strauss
  • Audio CD (24 Mar 2011)
  • SPARS Code: ADD
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording remastered
  • Label: Legends
  • ASIN: B00004XQ8H
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 134,917 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Song TitleArtist Time Price
Listen  1. R. Strauss: Vier letzte Lieder - 3. Beim SchlafengehenLisa Della Casa 5:16£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. R. Strauss: Vier letzte Lieder - 2. SeptemberLisa Della Casa 4:03£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. R. Strauss: Vier letzte Lieder - 1. FrühlingLisa Della Casa 3:19£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. R. Strauss: Vier letzte Lieder - 4. Im AbendrotLisa Della Casa 6:00£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. R. Strauss: Arabella, Lyrische Komödie in drei Aufzügen - Act 1 - "Er ist der Richtige nicht für mich!"Lisa Della Casa 7:05£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. R. Strauss: Arabella, Lyrische Komödie in drei Aufzügen - Act 2 - "Der Richtige - so hab ich still zu mir gesagt"Paul Schöffler 6:57£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. R. Strauss: Arabella, Lyrische Komödie in drei Aufzügen - Act 3 - "Das war sehr gut, Mandryka"Lisa Della Casa 8:15£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. R. Strauss: Ariadne auf Naxos, Op.60 - Opera - "Es gibt ein Reich"Lisa Della Casa 5:41£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. R. Strauss: Capriccio, Op.85 - Letzte Szene - Andante con moto (Mondscheinmusik)Lisa Della Casa 3:43£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen10. R. Strauss: Capriccio, Op.85 - Letzte Szene - Wo ist mein Bruder?Lisa Della Casa 1:43£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen11. R. Strauss: Morgen Mittag um elf!Lisa Della Casa 1:18£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen12. R. Strauss: Capriccio, Op.85 - 4. Szene - Kein andres, das mir so im Herzen loht (Olivier)Lisa Della Casa 3:59£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen13. R. Strauss: Capriccio, Op.85 - Ihre Liebe schlägt mir entgegenLisa Della Casa 9:35£0.79  Buy MP3 


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5.0 out of 5 stars Lisa della Casa sings The Four Last Songs 8 Feb 2003
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I first heard the Lisa della Casa recording of the Four Last Songs by Richard Strauss shortly after it appeared in 1953. It then captivated and deeply moved me and I have heard no other interpretation to match it since for purity of tone, sensitivity and an evocative gentleness that seems effortlessly produced by a most lyrical voice. The orchestral pace is a little faster than many other interpretations which for me is a plus, relieving the work of an over-serious morbidity that can detract from its greater quality of ethereal spirituality.
At the age of thirty-four this remarkable singer had already developed an exceptional vocal maturity. Della Casa was therefore able to bring to this last song cycle written in 1948, four years before the composer's death, an elegance and understanding of the rich and evocative combination of poetry and music that the work encapsulates. Indeed, this is a work where voice and orchestration are balanced in such a way, harmonically and in repetitive response, that a voice as pure and sophisticated as that of Lisa della Casa becomes a fluid, instrumental extension to the rich fabric of the score, neither voice nor orchestra denying the other its space or meaning but achieving a perfect integration. Della Casa soars powerfully but gently and with exquisite musicality to great heights through all of these songs and descends with perfect control. The strings rise with her, with the inevitable Straussian horns adding their wistful sonority to the final phrases in the first and second songs, Beimschlafgehen and September, while flutes mimic a pair of larks in the last song, Im Abendrot.
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5.0 out of 5 stars I Apologise! 28 Sep 2009
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I apologise(in advance) to those who think THEY have the definitive version of the "Four Last Songs" but THIS is it.
Just as there will never be a better recording Of Tosca than the one with Callas,or Norma with Sutherland;nor will there be a better Pamino than Wunderlich,or a nastier(and sexier) Don Giovanni than Keenlyside;or a more enchanting Zerbinetta than Gruberova. So to there will never be a more beautifully sung four last songs than this recording,with the incomparable Lisa Della Casa.
She has a beautiful voice,
a voice that can soar where it needs to in Strauss.
She has too a depth of feeling unequalled by ANY other singer in this repertoire (not only the four last songs).
I would take this to a desert island,and not mind the hardships and lack of civilisation if I could hear this every day.
Simply Unique.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The original definitive version - Lovely! 1 April 2007
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The original definitive version - Lovely! These days we are inundated with 4 last songs, but this was the first and one of the all time best interpretations. Strauss heard Della Casa in Zurich and predicted she would sing Arabella, how true that turned out to be. For a vintage recording by a singer Strauss approved of you can not go wrong with this. Decca fabulous sound and the extras are equally arresting!
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