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Culture Watch: Diana Damrau sings Strauss

February 15, 2011 |  3:27 pm

ShowImage"Poesie": Richard Strauss Orchestra Songs sung by Diana Damrau (EMI Classics). The German soprano -– her sprightly coloratura thickened with sweet cream -- was born to sing Strauss. Strauss was born to write sweeping orchestral songs that fire the heart and bring a sweet tear to the eye.

To top it off, Christian Thielemann and the Munich Philharmonic revel in the music of this Munich native son.

-- Mark Swed