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Strauss: Four Last Songs; Arias from Arabella, Capriccio & Der Rosenkavalier / Anne Schwanewilms, soprano

Album Summary

>Strauss, Richard : Four Last Songs, AV 150
>Strauss, Richard : Arabella, Op. 79
>Strauss, Richard : Capriccio, Op.85
>Strauss, Richard : Rosenkavalier
Performers Conductor Ensembles Composer

Notes & Reviews:

In the tradition of greatest Strauss sopranos, Anne Schwanewilms offers her own interpretation of the composer's Four Last Songs complemented by three operatic roles, accompanied by an orchestra that gave the world premiere of a number of Strauss's works.

American Record Guide, March / April 2013
Hers is a beautiful, usually smooth lyric soprano; and as her recording of Der Rosenkavalier shows us, she seems to have an affinity for Strauss's music. These great artists emphasize the lyric qualities of the poems and the music, and they pay close attention to the meaning and need for colors of the words. Similar comments apply to the finale of Capriccio. This is a chamber opera; its theme is the relative importance of words and music.

The Times, 20th July 2012
She soars through them all, pearl-like, backed by the succulent purr of Cologne's Gürzenich Orchestra, conducted by Markus Stenz.

Sunday Times, 22nd July 2012
Schwanewilms is arguably the finest native German interpreter of Strauss's more lyrical operatic roles, yet despite a soprano of considerable loveliness, she can sound disengaged, particularly from the words. Here, she gives a good account of herself, especially in the closing monologues of Arabella and Countess Madeleine.

MusicWeb International, August 2012
There's some wonderful singing [in the Capriccio extract]...She's also excellent as Arabella. At the start of the solo her singing is touching and with a hint of vulnerability to it. Later...she becomes more impassioned, as the music and the sentiments of the text demand...the Gürzenich-Orchester is inspired by Markus Stenz to some gorgeous playing.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Stolberger Strasse Studio, Cologne, Germany (02/02/2011-02/04/2012).



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Works Details

>Strauss, Richard : Four Last Songs, AV 150
  • Performer: Anne Schwanewilms (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Markus Stenz
  • Ensemble: Gurzenich Orchestra Cologne
  • Running Time: 22 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1948

>Strauss, Richard : Arabella, Op. 79 :: Das war sehr gut, Mandryka
  • Performer: Anne Schwanewilms (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Markus Stenz
  • Notes: Composition written: 1929-32.
  • Running Time: 7 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1929-1932

>Strauss, Richard : Capriccio, Op.85 :: Morgen mittag um elf
  • Performer: Anne Schwanewilms (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Markus Stenz
  • Notes: Composition written: 1940-41.
  • Running Time: 17 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1940-1941

>Strauss, Richard : Rosenkavalier :: Marie Theres'! - Hab mir's gelobt
  • Performers: Anne Schwanewilms (Soprano); Jutta Böhnert (Soprano); Regina Richter (Voice)
  • Conductor: Markus Stenz
  • Running Time: 4 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1909-1910