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Strauss, R.: Four Last Songs; 6 Orchestral Songs
 
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Strauss, R.: Four Last Songs; 6 Orchestral Songs

19 Dec. 1983 | Format: MP3

£8.20 (VAT included if applicable)
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3:45
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5:32
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6:09
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9:59
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2:19
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3:59
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5:15
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4:30
30
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2:45
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1:49
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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 1 Jan. 1983
  • Release Date: 19 Dec. 1983
  • Label: Decca Music Group Ltd.
  • Copyright: (C) 1983 Universal International Music B.V.
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  • Total Length: 46:02
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  • ASIN: B001N1ZRTY
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 107,276 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)

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24 of 26 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 14 Nov. 2000
Format: Audio CD
There will always be a dispute about the best interpretation of the Four Last Songs--perhaps the most eloquent expression of regret, but acceptance about life. Written by a man of 84,who spanned the 19'th and 20'th centuries. In particular Norman's rendition of Beim Schlafengehen is so sublime that I have to ration myself to one listening every 3 months to avoid overload.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful By A music lover on 3 Dec. 2006
Format: Audio CD
I've listened to many recordings of the 'Four Last Songs' and I admire some considerably, among them the famous rendering by Elizabeth Schwarzkopf, but I still find that no-one really compares with Jessye Norman for emotional punch. It is as though she has got 'inside' Strauss's music and felt something so deep, so ethereal that it is almost disturbing.

I see that this disc can now be bought in conjunction with her version of Wagner's 'Wesendonck Lieder' at more or less the same price, which looks like a very attractive buy. In fact, I think I'll order one myself!
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Format: Audio CD
I am not going to engage in debate over the best interpretations on disc of the marvellous four last songs, but the special qualities of this disc have been evident to me since reading the welcoming music critic reviews and buying the LP when this set was issued. These are powerful, richly voiced and richly accompanied performances in a warm digital sound which is notably better on CD. It is for me an essential set and another disc I will be packing into my suitcase for that desert island trip!
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By TomC on 26 Dec. 2011
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
One of the greatest versions of Beim Schlafengehen ever recorded. Possibly my favourite classical album of all time. It's the sort of music that you can cherish for a life time.
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