Nikki

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Posted on 05/29/2012


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Im Abendrot

Im Abendrot
I have loved Strauss's Vier Letzte Lieder since first hearing and Im Abendrot nevers fails to bring the tears of fond departure for past loved ones. The Vier Letzte Lieder were written shortly before Strauss's own death in 1949 and Im Abendrot describes a tranquil parting from the world. The work was premiered in 1950 at the Royal Albert Hall and sung by Kirsten Flagstad.

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