Richard Strauss: Vier letzte Lieder; Ein Heldenleben ()

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Richard Strauss: Vier letzte Lieder; Ein Heldenleben - Anna Netrebko (soprano); Wolfram Brandl (violin); Staatskapelle Berlin; Daniel Barenboim (conductor)
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  1. Vier letzte Lieder (Four Last Songs), for soprano & orchestra, o.Op. 150 (TrV 296, AV 150)
  2. Ein Heldenleben (A Hero's Life), tone poem for orchestra, Op. 40 (TrV 190)
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It's Russian soprano Anna Netrebko, making her first German-language recording, who gets top billing here, and that's understandable: Netrebko is emerging as one of the top stars in opera, with a big voice and an outsized personality to match. Her reading of Richard Strauss' reflective Four Last Songs does come out sounding a bit like the Italian opera in which she specializes, but to her credit she dials back the drama and achieves a sensitive response to the texts. The Four Last Songs, though, make up less than a third of ...

Richard Strauss: Vier letzte Lieder; Ein Heldenleben 2014, Deutsche Grammophon

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