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R. Strauss: Four Last Songs, Etc / Lott, Järvi


Release Date: 05/20/2003 
Label:  Chandos   Catalog #: 10075   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Richard Strauss
Performer:  Felicity Lott
Conductor:  Neeme Järvi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 10 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"Those fortunate enough to attend Glyndebourne know how well Felicity Lott sings operatic Strauss, so it is particularly pleasing that wider and larger audiences enjoy her outstanding performance of the Four Last songs and can now have it on record. . . . [T]he songs are sung in the order of the 1950 first performance, with ''Beim schlafengehen'' first . . . . Emotionally this seems to me an improvement on the published sequence. Lott's radiant singing reminds me of Sena Jurinac in this music. It has a comparable glistening purity and brightness of tone. Her diction is immaculate and the sheer rapture of her phrasing—in a line like ''Sommer lachelt erstaunt'' and especially her profoundly moving delivery of ''So tief im Abendrot'' in the Read more final song—is glorious to hear. The orchestral playing is luminous and rich in detail." -- Gramophone Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Four Last Songs, AV 150 by Richard Strauss
Performer:  Felicity Lott (Soprano)
Conductor:  Neeme Järvi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1948; Germany 
Language: German 
2.
Lieder (4), Op. 27: no 1, Ruhe, meine Seele by Richard Strauss
Performer:  Felicity Lott (Soprano)
Conductor:  Neeme Järvi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1894; Germany 
Language: German 
3.
Lieder (5), Op. 48: no 1, Freundliche Vision by Richard Strauss
Performer:  Felicity Lott (Soprano)
Conductor:  Neeme Järvi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Language: German 
4.
Lieder (8), Op. 49: no 1, Waldseligkeit by Richard Strauss
Performer:  Felicity Lott (Soprano)
Conductor:  Neeme Järvi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1901; Germany 
Language: German 
5.
Lieder (4), Op. 27: no 4, Morgen by Richard Strauss
Performer:  Felicity Lott (Soprano)
Conductor:  Neeme Järvi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1894; Germany 
Language: German 
6.
Lieder (4), Op. 36: no 1, Das Rosenband by Richard Strauss
Performer:  Felicity Lott (Soprano)
Conductor:  Neeme Järvi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1897; Germany 
Language: German 
7.
Lieder (8), Op. 10: no 1, Zueignung by Richard Strauss
Performer:  Felicity Lott (Soprano)
Conductor:  Neeme Järvi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1885; Germany 
Language: German 
8.
Lieder (5), Op. 47: no 2, Des Dichters Abendgang by Richard Strauss
Performer:  Felicity Lott (Soprano)
Conductor:  Neeme Järvi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Language: German 
9.
Capriccio, Op. 85: Interlude "Moonlight Music" by Richard Strauss
Conductor:  Neeme Järvi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1940-1941; Germany 
10.
Capriccio, Op. 85: Morgenmittag um elf! by Richard Strauss
Performer:  Felicity Lott (Soprano)
Conductor:  Neeme Järvi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1940-1941; Germany 
Language: German 
11.
Wiegenlied, AV 41 by Richard Strauss
Performer:  Felicity Lott (Soprano)
Conductor:  Neeme Järvi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1878; Germany 
Language: German 

Sound Samples

4 Letzte Lieder (4 Last Songs), TrV 296: No. 3. Beim Schlafengehen
4 Letzte Lieder (4 Last Songs), TrV 296: No. 2. September
4 Letzte Lieder (4 Last Songs), TrV 296: No. 1. Fruhling
4 Letzte Lieder (4 Last Songs), TrV 296: No. 4. Im Abendrot
5 Lieder, Op. 41, TrV 195 (version for soprano and orchestra): 5 Lieder, Op. 41, TrV 195: No. 1. Wiegenlied (Cradle Song) (arr. for voice and orchestra)
4 Lieder, Op. 27, TrV 170 (version for soprano and orchestra): 4 Lieder, Op. 27, TrV 170, No. 1. Ruhe, meine Seele (Rest, My Soul) (arr. for voice and orchestra)
5 Lieder, Op. 48, TrV 202 (version for voice and orchestra): 5 Lieder, Op. 48, TrV 202: No. 1. Freundliche Vision (arr. for voice and orchestra)
8 Lieder, Op. 49, TrV 204 (version for voice and orchestra): 8 Lieder, Op. 49, TrV 204: No. 1. Waldseligkeit (Woodland Bliss) (arr. for voice and orchestra)
4 Lieder, Op. 27, TrV 170 (version for soprano and orchestra): 4 Lieder, Op. 27, TrV 170: No. 4. Morgen (Tomorrow) (arr. for voice and orchestra)
4 Lieder, Op. 36, TrV 186 (arr. for voice and orchestra): 4 Lieder, Op. 36, TrV 186: No. 1. Das Rosenband (The Rose Garland) (arr. for voice and orchestra)
8 Gedichte aus Letzte Blatter, Op. 10, TrV 141 (version for soprano and orchestra): 8 Gedichte aus Letzte Blatter, Op. 10, TrV 141: No. 1. Zueignung (arr. for voice and orchestra)
5 Lieder, Op. 47, TrV 200 (arr. for voice and orchestra): 5 Lieder, Op. 47, TrV 200: No. 2. Des Dichters Abendgang (arr. for voice and orchestra)
Capriccio, Op. 85, TrV 279c: Intermezzo [Moonlight Music]
Capriccio, Op. 85, TrV 279c: Closing Scene

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