Netrebko & Barenboim: New Four Last Songs from DG

As Richard Strauss’s 150th anniversary year draws to a close, Anna Netrebko, Daniel Barenboim and the Berlin Staatskapelle unite for a live recording for DG of the composer’s remarkable Four Last Songs and symphonic poem Ein Heldenleben.  This is Anna Netrebko’s first recording of the Four Last Songs – the swansong of the then 84-year-old Strauss. Her performance with Barenboim and the Staatskapelle was captured in Berlin at a benefit concert at the Philharmonie in August 2014 on behalf of the Staatsoper renovation.