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I sat in the back of the hall, and it was as if she were singing 5 feet in front of me!
It is often gentle without being delicate -- much of the beauty is in the strength of voice apparent even in the quieter passages.
As well as appalling sound, she seems to rush the first song, before settling down for the others.
I first listened to the Schwarzkopf recording whilst in college. I thought it was wonderful, which it is. Read morePublished 3 months ago by An Older Singer
the cd was in perfect condition . The case was slightly broken. All is well and thanks. it is a beautiful cdPublished 7 months ago by Hope Zanes Butterworth
It is a marvellous recording. We have had for many years and worn it. This is the third copy.
And we got it very quickly, 3-4 days after we had ordered it. Great.
Richard Strauss wrote the Four Last Songs in 1948, when he was in his 80s, and a year away from his own death. Read morePublished on December 4, 2006 by Brian Walters
OK so you've read all the other reviews about speed and pace etc. But if you truly want
one of the most stunning vocal recordings of all time, then look no further than... Read more
The vocal control, the beauty of the voice, the grace, the insight, the elegance....where are the superlatives to describe this set? Read morePublished on May 19, 2006 by S Duncan
"Im Abendrot" est certainement le Lied où Jessye Norman révèle toute sa force et sa profonde compréhension du message que R. Strauss nous offre. Read morePublished on December 5, 2005 by J-Pierre Cassarino
just thinking about this record gives me goosebumps, lots of them. And I've owned it for almost twenty years. Read morePublished on April 10, 2004 by schnoidl