30 Oct 2020

STRAUSS: September, from Four Last Songs

From Music Alive, 8:12 pm on 30 October 2020
Eliza Boom

Eliza Boom Photo: Auckland Opera Studio

While written for soprano voice with orchestral accompaniment, this song is equally beautiful when performed with piano.

As with the other three songs in the Four Last Songs, Richard Strauss's final composition, the subject matter is a resigned acceptance of death.

The text is by Hermann Hesse.

Recorded at the Auckland Opera Studio's Gala Concert in the Auckland Concert Chamber, 2 August 2020 by RNZ Concert.
Producer: Tim Dodd; Engineer: Adrian Hollay

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