The Music Plays On — Strauss Four Last Songs

Richard Strauss, 1949 — Yousuf Karsh, photographer

Richard Strauss lived through the end of an empire, two world wars, a failed government, and an evil dictatorship. Yet, at the age of 84, the year preceding his death, he wrote music of acceptance, serenity, and completeness. These Four Last Songs are compositions to be revered and honored for their message and meaning.