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Strauss, Richard: Four Last Songs (Vier letzte Lieder) (1948) 22'
for soprano and orchestra

Music Text

Hesse, Eichendorff (G,E)

Scoring

Complete work: 3(III=picc).picc.2.corA.2.bcl.3(III=dbn)-4.3.3.1-timp-harp-cel-strings; Frühling: 2.2.corA.2.bcl.3-4.0.0.0-harp-strings (4'); September: 3.2.corA.2.bcl.2-4.2.0.0-harp-strings (4:30'); Beim Schlafengehn: 2.2picc.2.corA.2.bcl.2-4.2.3.1-cel-strings (5:50'); Im Abendrot: 2(I&II=picc).2.corA.2.blc.2.dbn-4.3.3.1-timp-strings (8')

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Territory

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World Premiere

22/05/1950
London
Kirsten Flagstad, soprano / Philharmonia Orchestra / Wihelm Furtwangler



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