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Strauss : Four Last Songs - Wagner : Arias from Tannhäuser

Lise Davidsen - Philharmonia Orchestra - Esa-Pekka Salonen

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Born in a small Norwegian village in 1987 (and is thus inevitably compared to her long-time compatriot Kirsten Flagstad), soprano Lise Davidsen was almost built to embody Wagnerian and Straussian heroines. For her first record under the label Decca, with whom she has signed an exclusive contract, she has chosen to present several facets of femininity in the vocal stylings of Elisabeth (Tannhäuser), Ariane (Ariane à Naxos) and… Pauline. Pauline being Richard Strauss’ beloved wife to whom he dedicated many Lieder from his opus 27 - the 1894 cycle offered to his wife as a wedding gift - until the last Vier letzte Lieder in 1948.


Under the supple baton of Esa-Pekka Salonen, the Philharmonic Orchestra embraces the brassy voice of the Norwegian soprano with finesse and elegance. As you will see, this record, with its carefully devised programme, oscillates between youth and old age, in the presence of ghosts and death. You may wonder how one can express mortality at just 30 years old with such a powerful timbre, radiant health and a whole life ahead of you. The answer lies in Lise Davidsen’s voice, which upsurges as if it were a promise of immortality, the music of the last Strauss piece returning one last time to its past, to a Europe in ruins.


Discovered in 1984, after the death of the singer and dedicatee Maria Jeritza, Malven (“The Mallows") is Richard Strauss’ true “last song”. Lighter in tone than the Vier letzte Lieder to which it might have belonged, it is presented here in an orchestration by Wolfgang Rihm. © François Hudry/Qobuz

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Strauss : Four Last Songs - Wagner : Arias from Tannhäuser

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Tannhäuser, WWV 70 / Act 2

1
"Dich, teure Halle, grüß ich wieder" (Act II, Scene 1) 00:03:41

Lise Davidsen, Soprano - Philharmonia Orchestra - Esa-Pekka Salonen, Conductor - Richard Wagner, Composer & Lyricist - Job Maarse, Producer - Neil Hutchinson, Recording Engineer - Jonathan Stokes, Recording Engineer

℗ 2019 Decca Music Group Limited

Tannhäuser, WWV 70 / Act 3

2
"Allmächt'ge Jungfrau, hör mein Flehen !" (Act III, Scene 1) 00:07:33

Lise Davidsen, Soprano - Philharmonia Orchestra - Esa-Pekka Salonen, Conductor - Richard Wagner, Composer & Lyricist - Job Maarse, Producer - Neil Hutchinson, Recording Engineer - Jonathan Stokes, Recording Engineer

℗ 2019 Decca Music Group Limited

Ariadne auf Naxos, Op. 60, TrV 228

3
"Es gibt ein Reich" 00:06:35

Lise Davidsen, Soprano - Philharmonia Orchestra - Esa-Pekka Salonen, Conductor - Richard Strauss, Composer - Hugo von Hofmannstahl, Author - Job Maarse, Producer - Neil Hutchinson, Recording Engineer - Jonathan Stokes, Recording Engineer

℗ 2019 Decca Music Group Limited

4 Lieder, Op. 27, TrV 170

4
1. Ruhe, meine Seele ! 00:04:36

Lise Davidsen, Soprano - Philharmonia Orchestra - Esa-Pekka Salonen, Conductor - Richard Strauss, Composer - Karl Henckell, Author - Job Maarse, Producer - Neil Hutchinson, Recording Engineer - Jonathan Stokes, Recording Engineer

℗ 2019 Decca Music Group Limited

5
2. Cäcilie 00:02:19

Lise Davidsen, Soprano - Philharmonia Orchestra - Esa-Pekka Salonen, Conductor - Richard Strauss, Composer - Heinrich Hart, Author - Job Maarse, Producer - Neil Hutchinson, Recording Engineer - Jonathan Stokes, Recording Enginee

℗ 2019 Decca Music Group Limited

6
3. Heimliche Aufforderung (Orch. Robert Heger) 00:03:29

Lise Davidsen, Soprano - Philharmonia Orchestra - Esa-Pekka Salonen, Conductor - Richard Strauss, Composer - Robert Heger, Arranger, Work Arranger - Job Maarse, Producer - Neil Hutchinson, Recording Engineer - Jonathan Stokes, Recording Engineer

℗ 2019 Decca Music Group Limited

7
4. Morgen ! 00:04:34

Lise Davidsen, Soprano - Philharmonia Orchestra (Zsolt-Tihamér Visontay, Solo Violin) - Esa-Pekka Salonen, Conductor - Richard Strauss, Composer - John Henry MacKay, Author - Job Maarse, Producer - Neil Hutchinson, Recording Engineer - Jonathan Stokes, Recording Engineer

℗ 2019 Decca Music Group Limited

5 Lieder, Op. 41, TrV 195

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No. 1 Wiegenlied 00:04:12

Lise Davidsen, Soprano - Philharmonia Orchestra - Esa-Pekka Salonen, Conductor - Richard Strauss, Composer - Richard Dehmel, Author - Job Maarse, Producer - Neil Hutchinson, Recording Engineer - Jonathan Stokes, Recording Engineer

℗ 2019 Decca Music Group Limited

Malven, TrV 297

9
Malven, TrV 297 (Orch. Wolfgang Rihm) 00:03:01

Lise Davidsen, Soprano - Philharmonia Orchestra - Esa-Pekka Salonen, Conductor - Richard Strauss, Composer - Wolfgang Rihm, Arranger, Work Arranger - Betty Knobel, Author - Job Maarse, Producer - Neil Hutchinson, Recording Engineer - Jonathan Stokes, Recording Engineer

℗ 2019 Decca Music Group Limited

Vier letzte Lieder, TrV 296

10
1. Frühling 00:03:44

Lise Davidsen, Soprano - Philharmonia Orchestra - Esa-Pekka Salonen, Conductor - Richard Strauss, Composer - Hermann Hesse, Author - Job Maarse, Producer - Neil Hutchinson, Recording Engineer - Jonathan Stokes, Recording Engineer

℗ 2019 Decca Music Group Limited

11
2. September 00:05:28

Lise Davidsen, Soprano - Philharmonia Orchestra - Esa-Pekka Salonen, Conductor - Richard Strauss, Composer - Hermann Hesse, Author - Job Maarse, Producer - Neil Hutchinson, Recording Engineer - Jonathan Stokes, Recording Engineer

℗ 2019 Decca Music Group Limited

12
3. Beim Schlafengehen 00:05:39

Lise Davidsen, Soprano - Philharmonia Orchestra (Zsolt-Tihamér Visontay, Solo Violin) - Esa-Pekka Salonen, Conductor - Richard Strauss, Composer - Hermann Hesse, Author - Job Maarse, Producer - Neil Hutchinson, Recording Engineer - Jonathan Stokes, Recording Engineer

℗ 2019 Decca Music Group Limited

13
4. Im Abendrot 00:08:59

Lise Davidsen, Soprano - Philharmonia Orchestra - Esa-Pekka Salonen, Conductor - Richard Strauss, Composer - Joseph Freiherr von Eichendorff, Author - Job Maarse, Producer - Neil Hutchinson, Recording Engineer - Jonathan Stokes, Recording Engineer

℗ 2019 Decca Music Group Limited

Album Description

Born in a small Norwegian village in 1987 (and is thus inevitably compared to her long-time compatriot Kirsten Flagstad), soprano Lise Davidsen was almost built to embody Wagnerian and Straussian heroines. For her first record under the label Decca, with whom she has signed an exclusive contract, she has chosen to present several facets of femininity in the vocal stylings of Elisabeth (Tannhäuser), Ariane (Ariane à Naxos) and… Pauline. Pauline being Richard Strauss’ beloved wife to whom he dedicated many Lieder from his opus 27 - the 1894 cycle offered to his wife as a wedding gift - until the last Vier letzte Lieder in 1948.


Under the supple baton of Esa-Pekka Salonen, the Philharmonic Orchestra embraces the brassy voice of the Norwegian soprano with finesse and elegance. As you will see, this record, with its carefully devised programme, oscillates between youth and old age, in the presence of ghosts and death. You may wonder how one can express mortality at just 30 years old with such a powerful timbre, radiant health and a whole life ahead of you. The answer lies in Lise Davidsen’s voice, which upsurges as if it were a promise of immortality, the music of the last Strauss piece returning one last time to its past, to a Europe in ruins.


Discovered in 1984, after the death of the singer and dedicatee Maria Jeritza, Malven (“The Mallows") is Richard Strauss’ true “last song”. Lighter in tone than the Vier letzte Lieder to which it might have belonged, it is presented here in an orchestration by Wolfgang Rihm. © François Hudry/Qobuz

Details of original recording : Recording location : Henry Wood Hall, London, 28 & 29 September and 6 & 7 October 2018

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