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Strauss: Four Last Songs - Laws Of Solitude Asmik Grigorian, Mikko Franck, Orchestre Philharmonique De Radio France, Markus Hinterhauser

Strauss: Four Last Songs - Laws Of Solitude Asmik Grigorian, Mikko Franck, Orchestre Philharmonique De Radio France, Markus Hinterhauser

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Singer Asmik Grigorian has chosen to record both versions of Richard Strauss's ultimate masterpiece, composed in 1948: the version with orchestra and the much rarer version with piano. For her, this work is associated with the idea of solitude, but not an unhappy solitude, rather a journey towards infinity: "Now all my senses long to sink into slumber. And the soul, unguarded, longs to soar up in freedom, so that, in night’s magic circle, it may live deeply and a thousandfold." writes Hermann Hesse in Beim Schlafengehen (Going to Sleep), the third song in the cycle. For this unique coupling, Asmik is joined by two long-time accomplices: conductor Mikko Franck, with the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, and pianist Markus Hinterhauser, artistic director of the Salzburg Festival. The combination of the two versions opens up new sensations: after the well-known abundance of Strauss's orchestration an incredible sensitivity is revealed by the piano version.
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    • Label: Alpha
    • UPC/Barcode: 3701624510520
    • Item Number: ALPHA1052