Four Last Songs
Richard Strauss

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This set of Romantic songs is a non-mover since 2013

Richard Strauss had become steadily more unwell in the run-up to the writing of what we now call the Four Last Songs and death was very much on his mind. The melancholic, autumnal russets and browns infusing all four works for soprano (or tenor) and orchestra make for some of the most delicious moments in all music.