R. Strauss: Four Last Songs (1948)

The Four Last Songs for soprano and orchestra are – with the exception of the song “Malven” (Mallows), composed later the same year – the final completed works of Richard Strauss.

Lucas Debargue, piano

Since Glenn Gould’s visit to Moscow and Van Cliburn’s victory at the Tchaikovsky Competition in the heat of the Cold War, never has a foreign pianist provoked such frenzy.”
Olivier Bellamy,

Vladimir Mezentsev, horn

Born in Russia. Vladimir started playing horn from the age of 12 at Talov School of Music. At thirteen he became a laureate of the All Russian Open Youth Competition of Wind Instruments (“PIFFERARI”,

Dorothea Herbert, soprano

Dorothea Herbert, soprano (Germany)

German soprano Dorothea Herbert’s artistry has inspired critical praise and plaudits. The Westdeutsche Zeitung commended her for owning ‘a lot of passion in a voice that … shines very charmingly,

Dirk Kaftan, conductor

Dirk Kaftan was appointed the General Music Director of the Beethoven Orchestra Bonn and Bonn Opera House in the summer of 2017. In addition to numerous concerts during the 2022/2023 season,