Jessye Norman - Four Last Songs of Strauss (Frühling, September, Beim Schlafengehen, Im Abendrot) - YouTube I first heard these songs in the Schwarzkopf recording, a housewarming gift from my next door neighbor on the evening I moved into my first apartment. That recording will always be special to me, but Jessye really does sing this as though Strauss had written this opus especially for her.
Richard Strauss - Four Last Songs: Spring, September, Going to Sleep (Poems by Hermann Hesse), and In the Glow of Evening (Poem by Joseph von Eichendorff). Legendary recording with soprano Elisabeth Schwarzkopf and the Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra, conducted by George Szell. Sets the poems to music depicting the stages of life as Spring, September, In the Glow of Evening, and Going to Sleep. Sublime, serene and poignant music looking back and finally taking leave of life. - YouTube