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A Lyrical Outpouring

Vocal music by
Richard Strauss -
heard by
ROBERT ANDERSON

'Anne Schwanewilms manages a thoughtful and gentle radiance throughout.'

Strauss - Anne Schwanewilms, Gürzenich-Orchester Köln / Markus Stenz. © 2012 Orfeo International

I owe Richard Strauss a major debt of gratitude, not only for a lifetime's cornucopia of music, but for first compelling me to take up a conductor's baton to perform his Metamorphosen almost in memory of him. I knew none of his music till I heard through an open window near the Suez Canal a recording of Don Juan. That was enough to inspire unswerving devotion. It is touching that the back of the CD should prolong Strauss's life until 1964; but he died, alas, in 1949...

Copyright © 9 September 2012 Robert Anderson,
London UK

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STRAUSS - ANNE SCHWANEWILMS

RICHARD STRAUSS

FOUR LAST SONGS

CAPRICCIO

DER ROSENKAVALIER

VOCAL MUSIC

ORCHESTRAL MUSIC

ORFEO INTERNATIONAL

GERMANY

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