DAVID’S LIFE IN RECORDS: Part V: Vier Letzte Lieder

In our pandemic time, I’m becoming ever more aware that it helps to focus my entertainment on upbeat themes. Recently watching two Chekhov plays on video—Three Sisters, co-reviewed here with Cameron Kelsall, and The Cherry Orchard, which we’ll review together shortly—nearly gutted me. Yes, they resonated as never before… but really, did I need this much new insight?

Yet, I can’t seem to stay away. In thinking about the next installment of my life in records, two works that came to mind instantly were Mahler’s Rückert Lieder and Strauss’s Vier Letzte Lieder. Doom, meet gloom…

Read the full post at Parterre Box.

 

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