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Konzerthaus Spotify Playlist: Five Four Last Songs in Comparison

The text of the linked post (Anja Harteros in den Vier Letzten Liedern) is in German, this is the summary:

"Great art shows in how it can be brilliantly interpreted in a multitude of wildly different ways and in every incarnation shine and reveal something new. Followed by comments about the Four Last Songs as performed by Lisa della Casa (fleet and pure beauty), Gundula Janowitz (silvery-tin naturalness and control), Jessye Norman (creamy, if not textural, luxuriousness), Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (not for beauty but for expression), and finally Anja Harteros (we reviewed the concert at which this recording was made here).” The Spotify Playlist speaks a language more universal than German, and might be of interest to the comparative-but-aspiring Straussian who curiously hasn't yet all these recordings. Anja Harteros performed the Vier Letzte Lieder at the Konzerthaus last night and again tonight.

Photo of Anja Harteros © Marco Borggreve

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