Culture Watch: Diana Damrau sings Strauss
"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