A magical evening at the Salzburg Festival: soprano Renée Fleming, conductor Christian Thielemann and the Wiener Philharmoniker perform works by Richard Strauss – ‘one of those musical events that prove that excellence truly is possible’ (El País).
In her interpretation of four songs for voice and orchestra by Richard Strauss, along with a scene from “Arabella”, Fleming wanders along the summits of vocal artistry as a diva who dares to project the innermost emotions of the music she sings. Without a trace of bombast or heaviness, Thielemann and the Philharmoniker elaborate, as Der Standard writes, ‘a new vision of the Alpine Symphony’ that is characterized by a “chamber-music-like transparency”.
Befreit op. 39/4
Winterliebe op. 48/5
Traum durch die Dämmerung op. 29/1
Gesang der Apollopriesterin op. 33/2
Scene from the opera Arabella
Eine Alpensinfonie op. 64
Renée Fleming, soprano
Christian Thielemann, conductor