HD-Vinyl 24/192 (EMI) Richard Strauss – Four Last Songs (Schwarzkopf)

Many thanks to Jean-Luc for this splendid gem
Schwarzkopf’s version of the Four Last Songs represents the closest the human voice comes to perfection, in an astounding piece of music that touches the deepest reaches of the soul. Her rendition of the single phrase “so tief im Abendrot” in the fourth song is incomparably sublime, even ecstatic. I don’t believe any other soprano will ever come close to her in interpreting this work. To me, Elisabeth Schwarzkopf with George Szell conducting, sings in the definitive heavenly recording of Richard Strauss’ Four Last Songs and other lieder from 1966 and 1969 recordings.

Composer: Richard Strauss
Performer: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf
Orchestra: Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: George Szell
Vinyl 1966
Number of Discs: 1
Format: FLAC
Label: EMI
DR-Analysis: DR 12
Size: 1.56 GB
Scan: yes
Server: FF


  Vier Letzte Lieder  
A1 Frühling – Printemps (Hesse) 3:33
A2 September – Septembre (Hesse) 5:14
A3 Beim Schlafenhegen – En s’endormant (Hesse) 5:16
A4 Im Abendrot – Dans le rouge du couchant (Eichendorff) 8:13
B1 Muttertändelei – Langage de mère (Bürger) 1:53
B2 Waldseligkei – Au soir dans la forêt (Dehmel) 4:09
B3 Zuneignung – Dédicace (von Gilm) 1:45
B4 Freundliche Vision – Vision aimable (Bierbaum) 3:00
B5 Die Heiligen Drei Könige – Les trois rois mages (Heine) 6:29


Analyzed Folder: /192k Strauss – Four Last Songs – Schwarzkopf, Szell_dr.txt
DR Peak RMS Filename

DR11 -1.15 dB -17.46 dB A1 Fruehling – Printemps (Hesse).flac
DR11 -3.64 dB -20.22 dB A2 September – Septembre (Hesse).flac
DR11 -2.25 dB -20.34 dB A3 Beim Schlafenhegen – En s’endormant (Hesse).flac
DR12 -2.67 dB -19.93 dB A4 Im Abendrot – Dans le rouge du couchant (Eichendorff).flac
DR14 -3.04 dB -23.10 dB B1 Muttertaendelei – Langage de mere (Bürger).flac
DR10 -10.77 dB -27.54 dB B2 Waldseligkei – Au soir dans la foret (Dehmel).flac
DR12 -0.62 dB -19.88 dB B3 Zuneignung – Dedicace (von Gilm).flac
DR10 -2.52 dB -24.37 dB B4 Freundliche Vision – Vision aimable (Bierbaum).flac
DR13 -0.86 dB -22.18 dB B5 Die Heiligen Drei Koenige – Les trois rois mages (Heine).flac

Number of Files: 9
Official DR Value: DR12



  • Composed By – Richard Strauss
  • Conductor – George Szell
  • Engineer [Assistant] – Ernst Rothe, Wolfgang Gülich
  • Orchestra – Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra
  • Producer, Engineer – Walter Legge
  • Soprano Vocals – Elisabeth Schwarzkopf

Ripping Info

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  • Software: iZotope RX 5 Advanced, Adobe Audition CS 5.5, Twisted Wave 1.18
  • Very careful de-clicking with iZotope, significant clicks manually removed, never de-noising
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