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Richard Strauss: Four Last Songs - Gerhard Siegel (tenor); Jeremy White (bass); Liora Grodnikaite (mezzo-soprano); Nina Stemme (soprano);...
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  1. Salome, opera, Op. 54 (TrV 215): Final Scene. 'Ah! Du wollest mich nicht deinen Mund küssen lassen, Jochanaan!'
  2. Capriccio, opera, Op. 85 (TrV 279): Final Scene. Interlude: Mondscheinmusik
  3. Capriccio, opera, Op. 85 (TrV 279): Final Scene. "Morgen mittag un elf!"
  4. Vier letzte Lieder (Four Last Songs), for soprano & orchestra, o.Op. 150 (TrV 296, AV 150)
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Dramatic soprano Nina Stemme makes her solo album debut on EMI with Strauss' Four Last Songs and the final scenes from Salome and Capriccio. It would be difficult to imagine two operatic roles more dissimilar than Salome and the Countess Madeleine, but Stemme brings both of them to life. Her Salome is frenzied, and at the end, clearly unhinged, and Stemme is able to soar over Strauss' huge orchestra. In the final scene from Capriccio, she handles Madeleine's musings with warmth and power, but some of her phrases in her ...

Richard Strauss: Four Last Songs 2007, Warner Classics

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