Kaufmann sings the Four Last Songs

With Jochen Rieder and the BBC Symphony Orchestra

Jonas Kaufmann in a chair

Rescheduled from February 2017, Jonas Kaufmann sings Richard Strauss’s Four Last Songs with the BBC Symphony Orchestra.

Strauss’s Four Last Songs are the ultimate romantic orchestral songs – and the final, gorgeous sunset of German Romanticism. This concert finds him breaking new ground in this most rapturous of musical farewells.

True, they’re more usually sung by a soprano, but the prospect of hearing Kaufmann’s transcendent tone and unparalleled sensitivity in Strauss’s final masterpiece is mouth-watering. There’ll be other Strauss songs too: The Guardian described Kaufmann’s Strauss disc as ‘sexy, passionate singing, delivered with thrilling ease’. Meanwhile regular collaborator Jochen Rieder conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra in Elgar's sumptuous 'In The South' Overture.

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