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Strauss: Four Last Songs - Final Scenes from Capriccio & Salome CD


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Currently Music director of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden and the Orchestra of the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome, Antonio Pappano was born in London of Italian parents. At the age of 13 he moved with his family to the United States, where he continued his studies in piano, composition and conducting. Work as a repetiteur and assistant conductor rapidly led to his ... Read more in Amazon's Antonio Pappano Store

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Strauss: Four Last Songs - Final Scenes from Capriccio & Salome + Wagner: Wesendonck-Lieder [Thomas Dausgaard, Nina Stemme, Swedish Chamber Orchestra] [BIS: BIS2022]
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  • Orchestra: Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
  • Conductor: Antonio Pappano
  • Audio CD (2 April 2007)
  • SPARS Code: DDD
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: EMI
  • ASIN: B000MV93EG
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 83,266 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Song TitleArtist Time Price
Listen  1. Salome: Ah, du wolltest mich nicht deinen Mund Küssen lassen [to end of opera]Nina Stemme/Gerhard Siegel/Liora Grodnikaite/Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden/Antonio Pappano16:07Album Only
Listen  2. Capriccio Op. 85, 13. Szene: MondscheinmusikOrchestra Of The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden/Antonio Pappano 3:14£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Capriccio Op. 85, 13. Szene: Morgen Mittag Um Elf! [To End Of Opera]Nina Stemme/Jeremy White/Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden/Antonio Pappano16:00Album Only
Listen  4. Vier letzte Lieder AV150 (Op. posth): 1. Frühling (Hesse)Nina Stemme/Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden/Antonio Pappano 3:15£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Vier letzte Lieder AV150 (Op. posth): 2. September (Hesse)Nina Stemme/Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden/Antonio Pappano 4:48£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Vier letzte Lieder AV150 (Op. posth): 3. Beim Schlafengehen (Hesse)Nina Stemme/Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden/Antonio Pappano 5:17£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Vier letzte Lieder AV150 (Op. posth): 4. Im Abendrot (Eichendorff)Nina Stemme/Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden/Antonio Pappano 7:35£0.99  Buy MP3 

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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Hywel James TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 4 Mar. 2010
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I am highly enthusiastic about this disc. Most listeners will have their own favourites among singers for Richard Strauss' "Four Last Songs" and it will be difficult to shift strong loyalties away from, say, Jessye Norman, Renee Fleming, Lisa della Casa or Elizabeth Schwarzkopf, but Nina Stemme, a Swedish dramatic soprano, currently singing the title role in "Ariadne auf Naxos" at the Met, offers powerful yet radiant performances of all three Strauss pieces on this disc, most especially of the "Four Last Songs".

It has become traditional for the "Four Last Songs" to be given to voices of a creamy and particularly lyrical character, and for the orchestral accompaniment to be made atmospheric and etherial to underline the sentiments of the poetry of Eichendorff and Hesse. But the first singer of the piece at its premiere under Furtwangler was Kirsten Flagstad, a powerfully dramatic soprano, later to be renowned for her singing of Isolde. Likewise, Nina Stemme, who has sung that role to great acclaim. Stemme's young and strongly-projected singing, supported by Antonio Pappano's taut direction of the orchestra, link this late masterpiece of Strauss explicitly to the work of his entire composing career in a highly satisfying manner.

The other pieces on the disc are tailor-made for this singer. Highly recommended.
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10 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Robert Petersen on 24 May 2007
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I could not believe it when I picked up this disc in my local music store to see my favourite music by Strauss on one CD. The first thing I thought is how is Nina Stemme going to pull off each of these selections. The answer is unfortunately, much to my expectations, she excels in the Salome scene, while the remainder of the CD shows her to a bit of a disadvantage. She sings the Countess's Final Scene music well enough, but just like the 4 Last Songs, she lacks the inner-most feeling and cannot penetrate the music like Fleming or Schwarzkopf. Her vibrato also seems to get in the way of most of the music, although it seems to work better in the Salome Final Scene than anywhere else. Pappano and ROH Orchestra provide worthy accompaniment.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By TIM SULLIVAN on 23 April 2013
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I originally heard a few songs from an old film "The year of living dangerously" and was enchanted. This album does not disappoint and offers a unique series of songs which one might not usually associate with Strauss.
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1 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Diane Clifford on 28 Jun. 2013
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For a fan of Jessye Norman and Barbara Hendricks, this is an interesting difference in style. The voice is lighter than the other two but the technique is faultless.
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4 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Harold A on 22 Aug. 2010
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Just a quick point about the first performance of the Four Last Songs. When Kirsten Flagstad sang them for the first time, in 1952, she was at the end of her active singing career, not at the beginning. She retired from the stage two years later. She made her reputation as Isolde and Brunhilde in the thirties and forties.
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