Jane Eaglen Performs Strauss, Wagner, Berg

The Four Last Songs of Richard Strauss is a descendant of the music of Richard Wagner, who sets the basic style for this disc. It opens with Wagner's five songs on texts by his mistress Mathilde Wesendonck. Alban Berg's Seven Early Songs fill out a program of lush, impassioned late romanticism. All 16 songs get ideal treatment from the powerful, velvety voice of Jane Eaglen, the greatest living Wagnerian soprano.