Playing: Violin Concerto in A minor, (BWV.1041) by Johann Sebastian Bach
BBC Radio 3

Strauss: Four Last Songs

In the 1940's, Richard Strauss entered what has become known as his "Indian Summer", writing a series of serene, nostalgic masterpieces. The Four Last Songs were his farewell to composition. Charles Hazlewood reveals something of their autumnal character, contrasting them with two songs, also composed for Strauss's favourite soprano voice, from much earlier in his career.


Role Contributor
ComposerRichard Strauss
PerformerRebecca Evans

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