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Magic which never fades,
This review is from: Strauss - Four Last Songs 12 Orchestral Songs (Audio CD)
This must be the ideal recording of the 'Four Last Songs'. If her earlier version with Ackerman shows Schwarzkopf's young voice at its finest, in the remake with Szell she has added maturity and depth to her interpretation of what are, of course, songs of old age and autumn mellowness. Her voice here is incredibly beautiful; her interpretation of the words faultless. Szell weaves a wonderful orchestral backdrop and the (analogue) recording quality is quite flawless. Beautiful remastering as well!
I keep on listening to new recordings of the 'Four Last Songs' but keep on coming back to this one. A true 'Great Recording of the Century'!