Renée Fleming - Kudos

Strauss: Four Last Songs

The Times – 5/9/2008
"a delight to welcome a recording where tone and dynamics are so sympathetically balanced."

"I fell for her vibrant responses to each turn of music and text, projected in wonderful long breaths by a voice distinctive, warm and secure in every register. "

" But you’re still left with Fleming’s big attraction: that full-cream voice, on top form, at home with the composer she loves most of all. "
- Geoff Brown

The Observer
"Following Performances in Munich with its Philharmonic under Christian Thielemann, another pre-eminent Strauss interpreter, the American soprano Renée Fleming was moved to make another recording of these magical late songs, so wistfully redolent of love and death. Her voice is perfectly suited to their demands, less of range than of tender, expressive feeling. Throw in four other Strauss orchestral songs and four of his operatic arias and you have a must for more than merely Straussians."
- Anthony Holden

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