Strauss, R: Winterliebe Op. 48 No. 5

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Richard Strauss: The Complete Songs 3

Richard Strauss: The Complete Songs 3


Strauss, R:

Nichts, Op. 10 No. 2

Die Zeitlose, Op. 10 No. 7

Die Verschwiegenen, Op. 10 No. 6

Sechs Lieder, Op. 17

Wozu noch, Mädchen Op. 19 No. 1

Schön sind, doch kalt die Himmelssterne, Op. 19, No. 3

Hoffen und wieder verzagen Op. 19 No. 5

Ach weh mir unglückhaftem Mann, Op. 21 No. 4

Die Frauen sind oft fromm und still Op. 21 No. 5

Heimliche Aufforderung, Op. 27 No. 3

Fünf Lieder, Op. 32

Für fünfzehn Pfennige Op. 36 No. 2

Anbetung, Op. 36 No. 4

Winterweihe, Op. 48 No. 4

Winterliebe Op. 48 No. 5

Freundliche Vision, Op. 48 No. 1


Andrew Kennedy (tenor) & Roger Vignoles (piano)

“Andrew Kennedy is an eager, bright-eyed lover: the bloom and the tenderness of the middle range of his voice, in particular, knows just how to bring a luxuriant Straussian intimacy to a song such as 'Seitdem dein Aug' in meines Schaute.” BBC Music Magazine, May 2008 ***

“Hyperion is an old hand at programming attractively playable discs that make up complete Lied editions. Kennedy's selection has the earlier material, with the Opp 17 and 32 groups given complete. Strauss's choice of poets at this stage in his Lied career may not have been as sophisticated as it became but he never chose a text that didn't inspire a clear musical portrait. Especially well pointed are two Des Knaben Wunderhorn songs ('Himmelsboten' and the droll love-onthe- cheap story of 'Für fünfzehn Pfennige') and the dark, serious 'Sehnsucht'. The better-known 'Ständchen' and what Roger Vignoles's notes call the 'ebullient barnstormer' 'Heimliche Aufforderung' are placed cunningly within the recital order.
Vignoles's playing continues to achieve a maximum of freshness and invention and a chameleon- like closeness to his singer's tone and line. Kennedy's voice is young, sweet, fluent and has what some commentators call 'sap'. Greater naturalness (and especially inwardness) will come in his live and later performances of this repertoire. In the meantime, a lot of work and study has gone into this disc and the readings attain a consistently high standard of beautiful music-making.”
Gramophone Classical Music Guide, 2010

“Vignoles's playing continues to achieve a maximum of freshness and invention… Kennedy's voice is young, sweet, fluent and has what some commentators call "sap". A lot of work and study has gone into this disc and the readings attain a consistently high standard of beautiful music-making.” Gramophone Magazine, July 2008

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Richard Strauss, Vol. 3

Richard Strauss, Vol. 3

1942-1954


Strauss, R:

Burleske for Piano and orchestra in D minor, AV85

Vier letzte Lieder

Waldseligkeit, Op. 49 No. 1

Liebeshymnus, Op. 32 No. 3

Winterliebe Op. 48 No. 5

Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme, Op. 60


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Renée Fleming In Concert

Renée Fleming In Concert

Recorded live at the Salzburg Festival, August 2011


Strauss, R:

Befreit, Op. 39 No. 4

Renée Fleming (soprano)

Winterliebe Op. 48 No. 5

Renée Fleming (soprano)

Traum durch die Dämmerung, Op. 29 No. 1

Renée Fleming (soprano)

Gesang der Apollopriesterin Op. 33 No. 2

Renée Fleming (soprano)

Arabella: excerpts

Renée Fleming (soprano)

Eine Alpensinfonie, Op. 64


Gloriously affirming the Salzburg Festival’s long-standing reputation as a supreme musical event, this concert honours one of its founding fathers, Richard Strauss. Renée Fleming, Christian Thielemann and the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra unite for a programme of song, opera and tone poem, genres central to the composer’s extraordinarily fruitful career. Fleming interprets four of his songs with orchestra, including the deeply moving Befreit, and provides a substantial taste of perhaps her finest operatic role, Arabella. New vistas then open as Thielemann and the Vienna Philharmonic take the spectacular mountain journey mapped by the composer in his titanic Alpine Symphony.

Running time: 84 minutes

Subtitles: EN/FR/DE/ES

Sound format: 2.0LPCM + 5.1(5.0) DTS

“This is a rare case of visuals enhancing the listening experience, and the Vienna Philharmonic’s Strauss tradition is there for all to see. Thielemann doesn’t push or pull the music, but he is not a pretty sight: his left hand remains inexpressive...there is still no soprano I would rather hear in the soaring lines of “Traum durch die Dämmerung” and “Gesang der Apollopriesterin”.” Financial Times, 19th May 2012 ****

“You can immediately hear the classiness of the orchestral support...Thielemann's journey up the mountain is more a question of inner feeling than outward tone-painting...But the summit sequence and the epilogue rival Herbert von Karajan's Berlin Philharmonic for tonal opulence...the cameras always know what to pinpoint in order to highlight visually Strauss's most ingenious orchestral passages.” BBC Music Magazine, August 2012 *****

“Thielemann, whose reading is satisfyingly spacious, reveals the work's structural mastery in intermingling and transforming its many themes. The excellent video director Michael Beyer expertly lays out the orchestra in front of us, following the music sensibly so that we can relish Strauss's detailed scoring...[Fleming] sings gloriously and the result is ravishing.” Gramophone Magazine, September 2012

“it is more fun to actually see the players (kudos to video director Michael Beyer) than merely to listen...And no one will accuse the reading [of Ein Alpensinfonie] of not being exciting and the playing superb...In all, this is clearly a treat for Straussians and Fleming fans; she has been both better and worse, but overall, she's lovely here.” International Record Review, September 2012

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Renée Fleming in Concert

Renée Fleming in Concert

Recorded live at the Salzburg Festival, August 2011


Strauss, R:

Befreit, Op. 39 No. 4

Renée Fleming (soprano)

Winterliebe Op. 48 No. 5

Renée Fleming (soprano)

Traum durch die Dämmerung, Op. 29 No. 1

Renée Fleming (soprano)

Gesang der Apollopriesterin Op. 33 No. 2

Renée Fleming (soprano)

Arabella: excerpts

Renée Fleming (soprano)

Eine Alpensinfonie, Op. 64


Gloriously affirming the Salzburg Festival’s long-standing reputation as a supreme musical event, this concert honours one of its founding fathers, Richard Strauss. Renée Fleming, Christian Thielemann and the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra unite for a programme of song, opera and tone poem, genres central to the composer’s extraordinarily fruitful career. Fleming interprets four of his songs with orchestra, including the deeply moving Befreit, and provides a substantial taste of perhaps her finest operatic role, Arabella. New vistas then open as Thielemann and the Vienna Philharmonic take the spectacular mountain journey mapped by the composer in his titanic Alpine Symphony.

Running time: 84 minutes

Subtitles: EN/FR/DE/ES

Sound format: 2.0LPCM + 5.1(5.0) DTS

“This is a rare case of visuals enhancing the listening experience, and the Vienna Philharmonic’s Strauss tradition is there for all to see. Thielemann doesn’t push or pull the music, but he is not a pretty sight: his left hand remains inexpressive...there is still no soprano I would rather hear in the soaring lines of “Traum durch die Dämmerung” and “Gesang der Apollopriesterin”.” Financial Times, 19th May 2012 ****

“You can immediately hear the classiness of the orchestral support...Thielemann's journey up the mountain is more a question of inner feeling than outward tone-painting...But the summit sequence and the epilogue rival Herbert von Karajan's Berlin Philharmonic for tonal opulence...the cameras always know what to pinpoint in order to highlight visually Strauss's most ingenious orchestral passages.” BBC Music Magazine, August 2012 *****

“Thielemann, whose reading is satisfyingly spacious, reveals the work's structural mastery in intermingling and transforming its many themes. The excellent video director Michael Beyer expertly lays out the orchestra in front of us, following the music sensibly so that we can relish Strauss's detailed scoring...[Fleming] sings gloriously and the result is ravishing” Gramophone Magazine

“it is more fun to actually see the players (kudos to video director Michael Beyer) than merely to listen...And no one will accuse the reading [of Ein Alpensinfonie] of not being exciting and the playing superb...In all, this is clearly a treat for Straussians and Fleming fans; she has been both better and worse, but overall, she's lovely here.” International Record Review, September 2012

BBC Music Magazine

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Richard Strauss, Vol. 7

Richard Strauss, Vol. 7


Strauss, R:

Heimkehr, Op. 15 No. 5

Anton Dermota (tenor), Richard Strauss (piano)

Seitdem dein Aug' in meines schaute, Op. 17 No. 1

Anton Dermota (tenor), Richard Strauss (piano)

Wozu noch, Mädchen Op. 19 No. 1

Alfred Poell (baritone), Richard Strauss (piano)

All mein Gedanken ... Op. 21 No. 1

Hilde Konetzni (soprano), Anton Dermota (tenor), Alfred Poell (baritone), Richard Strauss (piano)

Du meines Herzens Krönelein, Op. 21 No. 2

Hilde Konetzni (soprano), Anton Dermota (tenor), Alfred Poell (baritone), Richard Strauss (piano)

Ach Lieb, ich muß nun scheiden!, Op. 21 No. 3

Hilde Konetzni (soprano), Anton Dermota (tenor), Alfred Poell (baritone), Richard Strauss (piano)

Ach weh mir unglückhaftem Mann, Op. 21 No. 4

Hilde Konetzni (soprano), Anton Dermota (tenor), Alfred Poell (baritone), Richard Strauss (piano)

Ruhe, meine Seele!, Op. 27 No. 1

Alfred Poell (baritone), Richard Strauss (piano)

Heimliche Aufforderung, Op. 27 No. 3

Alfred Poell (baritone), Richard Strauss (piano)

Sehnsucht Op. 32 No. 2

Anton Dermota (tenor), Richard Strauss (piano)

Das Rosenband, Op. 36 No. 1

Alfred Poell (baritone), Richard Strauss (piano)

Glückes genug Op. 37 No. 1

Anton Dermota (tenor), Richard Strauss (piano)

Winterliebe Op. 48 No. 5

Alfred Poell (baritone), Richard Strauss (piano)

In goldener Fülle Op. 49 No. 2

Anton Dermota (tenor), Richard Strauss (piano)

Schlechtes Wetter, Op. 69 No. 5

Hilde Konetzni (soprano), Richard Strauss (piano)

Blick vom oberen Belvedere, Op. 88 No. 2

Hilde Konetzni (soprano), Richard Strauss (piano)

Zueignung, Op. 10 No. 1

Heinrich Schlusnus (baritone), Richard Strauss (piano)

Die Nacht, Op. 10 No. 3

Heinrich Schlusnus (baritone), Richard Strauss (piano)

Heimkehr, Op. 15 No. 5

Heinrich Schlusnus (baritone), Richard Strauss (piano)

Das Geheimnis, Op. 17 No. 3

Heinrich Schlusnus (baritone), Richard Strauss (piano)

Ich liebe dich Op. 37 No. 2

Heinrich Schlusnus (baritone), Richard Strauss (piano)

Ruhe, meine Seele!, Op. 27 No. 1

Heinrich Schlusnus (baritone), Richard Strauss (piano)

Breit' über mein Haupt Op. 19 No. 2

Robert Hutt (tenor), Richard Strauss (piano)

Morgen, Op. 27 No. 4

Robert Hutt (tenor), Richard Strauss (piano)


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Strauss, R: Verfuehrung Op. 33 No. 1, etc.

Strauss, R:

Verfuehrung Op. 33 No. 1

Winterliebe Op. 48 No. 5

Des Dichters Abendgang, Op. 47 No. 2

Frühlingsfeier Op. 56 No. 5

Liebeshymnus, Op. 32 No. 3

Das Rosenband, Op. 36 No. 1

Winterweihe, Op. 48 No. 4

Gesang der Apollopriesterin Op. 33 No. 2

Zueignung, Op. 10 No. 1

Drei Hymnen Op. 71


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Wilhelm Furtwängler conducts Schubert & Strauss

Wilhelm Furtwängler conducts Schubert & Strauss


Schubert:

Symphony No. 9 in C major, D944 'The Great'

Strauss, R:

Waldseligkeit, Op. 49 No. 1

Liebeshymnus, Op. 32 No. 3

Verfuehrung Op. 33 No. 1

Winterliebe Op. 48 No. 5

Peter Anders (tenor)


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Richard Strauss: Orchestral Works

Richard Strauss: Orchestral Works


Strauss, R:

Don Juan, Op. 20

recorded 16/09/1947

Symphonia Domestica, Op. 53

recorded 12/01/1944

Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche, Op. 28

recorded 13-16/11/1943

Tod und Verklärung, Op. 24

recorded 09/06/1947

Metamorphosen

recorded 27/10/1947

Waldseligkeit, Op. 49 No. 1

Liebeshymnus, Op. 32 No. 3

Verfuehrung Op. 33 No. 1

Winterliebe Op. 48 No. 5

recorded 15-17/02/1942

Peter Anders (tenor)


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Richard Strauss - The Complete Orchestral Songs

Richard Strauss - The Complete Orchestral Songs


Strauss, R:

Zueignung, Op. 10 No. 1

Allerseelen, Op. 10 No. 8

Heimkehr, Op. 15 No. 5

Ständchen, Op. 17 No. 2

Ruhe, meine Seele!, Op. 27 No. 1

Cäcilie, Op. 27 No. 2

Morgen, Op. 27 No. 4

Traum durch die Dämmerung, Op. 29 No. 1

Liebeshymnus, Op. 32 No. 3

Verfuehrung Op. 33 No. 1

Gesang der Apollopriesterin Op. 33 No. 2

Hymne Op. 34 No. 2

Pilgers Morgenlied, Op. 33

Das Rosenband, Op. 36 No. 1

Ich liebe dich Op. 37 No. 2

Meinem Kinde, Op. 37 No. 3

Mein Auge Op. 37 No. 4

Befreit, Op. 39 No. 4

Der Arbeitsmann, Op. 39, No. 3

Wiegenlied, Op. 41 No. 1

Winterliebe Op. 48 No. 5

Waldseligkeit, Op. 49 No. 1

Das Tal, Op. 51

Der Einsame, Op. 51

Frühlingsfeier Op. 56 No. 5

Die heiligen drei Könige aus Morgenland Op. 56 No. 6

Die Nacht, Op. 10 No. 3

Ich wollt ein Sträusslein binden, Op. 68 No. 2

Säusle, Liebe Myrte, Op. 68 No. 3

Als mir dein Lied erklang, Op. 68 No. 4

Amor, Op. 68 No. 5

Lied der Frauen, Op. 68

Das Bächlein, Op. 88 No. 1

Drei Hymnen Op. 71

Vier letzte Lieder

Muttertändelei, Op. 43 No. 2

Notturno, Op. 44 No. 1

Nächtlicher Gang, Op. 44 No. 2

World premiere recording

Des Dichters Abendgang, Op. 47 No. 2

Freundliche Vision, Op. 48 No. 1


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Orchestre Philharmonique de Nice, Friedrich Haider

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R. Strauss: Complete Works for voice and piano

R. Strauss: Complete Works for voice and piano


Strauss, R:

Weihnachtslied, Op. 2

Einkehr, Op. 47 No. 4

Winterreise, AV4 TrV4

Der müde Wanderer, Op. 13

Husarenlied, AV14 TrV42

Der Fischer, AV33 TrV48

Die Drossel

Lass ruh'n die Toten, WoO. 35

Lust und Qual, AV36 TrV51

Spielmann und Zither, AV40 TrV58

Wiegenlied , TrV59

Abend- und Morgenrot, WoO. 42

Im Walde, AV43 TrV62

Alphorn, Op. 29

Nebel

Soldatenlied, TrV66

Ein Röslein zog ich mir im Garten, Op. 49

Waldesgesang , TrV75

Herbstabend , TrV226

Aus der Kindheit (1879)

In Vaters Garten heimlich, TrV88

Die erwachte Rose, TrV 90, AV 66

Begegnung (Meeting), AV 72

John Anderson mein Lieb, TrV101

Rote Rosen, AV76

Die Nacht, Op. 10 No. 3

Zueignung, Op. 10 No. 1

Nichts, Op. 10 No. 2

Die Georgine Op. 10 No. 4

Geduld Op. 10 No. 5

Allerseelen, Op. 10 No. 8

Die Verschwiegenen, Op. 10 No. 6

Die Zeitlose, Op. 10 No. 7

Wer hat’s getan Op. 10 No. 6 bis

Madrigal, Op.15, No. 1

Winternacht, Op. 15 No. 2

Lob des Leidens, Op. 15 No. 3

Aus den Liedern der Trauer, Op. 15, No. 4

Heimkehr, Op. 15 No. 5

Seitdem dein Aug' in meines schaute, Op. 17 No. 1

Ständchen, Op. 17 No. 2

Das Geheimnis, Op. 17 No. 3

Aus den Liedern der Trauer, Op. 17 No. 4

Barkarole, Op. 17 No. 6

Nur Mut! Op. 17 No. 5

Wie sollten wir geheim sie halten, Op. 19 No. 4

Schön sind, doch kalt die Himmelssterne, Op. 19, No. 3

Mein Herz ist stumm, Op. 19 No. 6

Breit' über mein Haupt Op. 19 No. 2

Wozu noch, Mädchen Op. 19 No. 1

Hoffen und wieder verzagen Op. 19 No. 5

Mädchenblumen (4 songs), Op. 22

All mein Gedanken ... Op. 21 No. 1

Du meines Herzens Krönelein, Op. 21 No. 2

Ach weh mir unglückhaftem Mann, Op. 21 No. 4

Ach Lieb, ich muß nun scheiden!, Op. 21 No. 3

Die Frauen sind oft fromm und still Op. 21 No. 5

Fruhlingsgedrange, Op. 26 No. 1

O wärst du mein Op. 26 No. 2

Ruhe, meine Seele!, Op. 27 No. 1

Morgen, Op. 27 No. 4

Heimliche Aufforderung, Op. 27 No. 3

Cäcilie, Op. 27 No. 2

Traum durch die Dämmerung, Op. 29 No. 1

Schlagende Herzen Op. 29 No. 2

Nachtgang Op. 29 No. 3

Wenn ..., Op. 31 No. 2

Weißer Jasmin, Op 31 No 3

Stiller Gang, Op. 31/4

Blauer Sommer, Op. 31 No. 1

Himmelsboten, Op 32 No 5

Sehnsucht Op. 32 No. 2

Ich trage meine Minne, Op. 32 No. 1

Liebeshymnus, Op. 32 No. 3

O süsser Mai! Op. 32 No. 4

Wir beide wollen springen, AV 90

Herr Lenz Op. 37 No. 5

Meinem Kinde, Op. 37 No. 3

Enoch Arden, Op. 38

Für fünfzehn Pfennige Op. 36 No. 2

Das Rosenband, Op. 36 No. 1

Ich liebe dich Op. 37 No. 2

Glückes genug Op. 37 No. 1

Anbetung, Op. 36 No. 4

Hochzeitlich Lied Op. 37 No. 6

Hat gesagt - bleibt's nicht dabei, Op. 36 No. 3

Mein Auge Op. 37 No. 4

Junghexenlied, Op. 39 No. 2

Befreit, Op. 39 No. 4

Der Arbeitsmann, Op. 39, No. 3

Leises Lied, Op. 39 No. 1

An Sie, Op. 43 No. 1

Muttertändelei, Op. 43 No. 2

Am Ufer, Op. 41 No. 3

Bruder Liederlich, Op. 41 No. 4

Wiegenlied, Op. 41a No. 1

In der Campagna Op. 41 No. 2

Die Ulme zu Hirsau, Op. 43 No. 3

Die Sieben Siegel Op. 46/3

Gestern war ich Atlas, Op. 46 No. 2

Weihnachtsgefühl, WoO. 94

Ein Obdach gegen Sturm und Regen, Op. 46 No. 1

Morgenrot, Op. 46 No. 4

Ich sehe wie in einem Spiegel, Op. 46 No. 5

Auf ein Kind, Op. 47 No. 1

Des Dichters Abendgang, Op. 47 No. 2

Junggesellenschwur, Op. 49 No. 6

Rückleben, Op. 47 No. 3

Einkehr, Op. 47 No. 4

Von den sieben Zechbrüdern, Op. 47 No. 5

Winterweihe, Op. 48 No. 4

Ich Schwebe, Op. 48 No. 2

Kling! Op. 48 No. 3

Winterliebe Op. 48 No. 5

Freundliche Vision, Op. 48 No. 1

In goldener Fülle Op. 49 No. 2

Sie wissen's nicht, Op. 49 No. 5

Wiegenliedchen Op. 49 No. 3

Waldseligkeit, Op. 49 No. 1

Wer lieben will, muss leiden Op. 49 No. 7

Ach, was Kummer, Qual und Schmerzen, Op. 49 No. 8

Das Lied des Steinklopfers, Op. 49 No. 4

Gefunden Op. 56 No. 1

Mit deinen blauen Augen, Op. 56 No. 4

Im Spätboot, Op. 56, No. 3

Blindenklage, Op. 56 No. 2

Frühlingsfeier Op. 56 No. 5

Die heiligen drei Könige aus Morgenland Op. 56 No. 6

Als mir dein Lied erklang, Op. 68 No. 4

Ich wollt ein Sträusslein binden, Op. 68 No. 2

Säusle, Liebe Myrte, Op. 68 No. 3

An die Nacht, Op. 68 No. 1

Amor, Op. 68 No. 5

Lied der Frauen, Op. 68

Der Krämerspiegel (12 songs), Op. 66 (texts: Alfred Kerr)

Schlechtes Wetter, Op. 69 No. 5

Der Stern, Op. 69 No. 1

Der Pokal, Op. 69, No. 2

Einerlei, Op. 69 No. 3

Waldesfahrt, Op. 69 No. 4

Drei Lieder der Ophelia Op. 67

Wer wird von der Welt verlangen, Op. 67 No. 4

Hab'ich euch denn je geraten, Op. 67 No. 5

Wanderers Gemutsruhe, Op. 67 No. 6

Sinnspruch, AV105

Erschaffen und Beleben, Op. 87, No. 2

Durch allen Schall und Klang, AV111

Gesänge des Orients Op. 77

Und dann nicht mehr, Op. 87 No. 3

Vom kunftigen Alter, Op. 87 No. 1

Wie etwas sei leicht , TrV261

Das Bächlein, Op. 88 No. 1

Im Sonnenschein, Op. 87 No. 4

Zugemessne Rhythmen, AV122

Sankt Michael , Op. 88 No. 3

Blick vom oberen Belvedere, Op. 88 No. 2

Xenion, AV131

Malven, AV 304


Anja-Nina Bahrmann, Juliane Banse, Michelle Breedt, Jeongkon Choi, Markus Eiche, Christian Elsner, Brigitte Fassbaender, Brenden Gunnell, Lucian Krasznec, Christiane Libor, Andreas Mattersberger, Martin Mitterrutzner, Anke Vondung, Manuel Walser (vocalists) & Christoph Berner, Burkhard Kehring, Malcolm Martineau, Wolfram Rieger & Nina Schumann (pianists)

To celebrate the 150th birthday of Richard Strauss, TwoPianists Records is proud to introduce a new, authoritative, 9-disc set of the complete works for voice and piano by Strauss – a seminal collection that is set to become the reference standard for these vocal masterpieces, not least because of the inclusion of the first ever recordings of two Strauss songs: “Aus der Kindheit” and “Herbstabend,” TrV226.

Under the artistic guidance of renowned mezzo-soprano, Strauss expert and stage director Brigitte Fassbaender, the project brings together 13 singers, handpicked by Fassbaender, to record the 179 extant songs and two melodramas that comprise Strauss’s oeuvre for voice and piano.

Praised for their performances on the opera stage and in the concert hall, these German speaking singers, the majority of whom are notable Strauss interpreters, have more than done justice to the varying interpretive styles required by the songs.

Presented in chronological order, the collection makes for a fascinating aural experience and listeners will be intrigued by Strauss’s musical development: from his first song, composed at the age of 6 with his mother’s help in writing in the text, to the final song, “Malven”, composed at the age of 84 during the last year of his life. A further distinguishing factor of the present recording, is that every effort has been made to remain true to Strauss’s original intentions, with each song (in its original key) being matched to the correct voice type.

Five distinguished pianists and three solo instrumentalists (violin, horn and trumpet), bring to life the thick orchestral textures of Strauss’s accompaniments, which comprise arguably some of the most fiendishly difficult piano writing in the late-Romantic song literature. Strauss’s works for voice and piano exhibit the very best qualities that we have come to know from this composer: an innate gift for lyricism, a richness of harmonic colours and unmatched vocal allure. And yet, despite the popularity of a dozen or so of these songs, barely thirty of them, rather surprisingly, are regularly programmed in song recitals. This set therefore provides an invaluable source of authentic performances, captured in pristine sound and matched by scholarly musicianship – a noted contribution to Strauss’s recorded legacy that is sure to attract the attention of listeners, critics, performers and scholars worldwide.

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