Isokoski, Kamu: Strauss - 3 Hymns, Opera arias (24/96 FLAC)
Isokoski, Kamu: Strauss – 3 Hymns, Opera arias (24/96 FLAC)

Composer: Richard Strauss
Performer: Soile Isokoski
Orchestra: Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Okko Kamu
Audio CD
Number of Discs: 1
Format: FLAC (tracks)
Label: Ondine
Size: 1.05 GB
Recovery: +3%
Scan: yes

Strauss, R: Ariadne auf Naxos
01. The Opera: Ein Schones war
02. The Opera: Es gibt ein Reich, wo alles rein ist

Strauss, R: Drei Hymnen Op. 71
03. No. 1. Hymne an die Liebe
04. No. 2. Ruckkehr in die Heimat
05. No. 3. Die Liebe

Strauss, R: Der Rosenkavalier
06. Act I: Die Zeit, die ist ein sonderbar’ Ding
07. Act I: Da geht er hin

Strauss, R: Capriccio
08. Capriccio, Op. 85, TrV 279: Andante con moto – Morgen mittag um elf!

Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra
Okko Kamu
Soile Isokoski (soprano)
Recorded: 17, 18, 20 April 2012
Recording Venue: Helsinki Music Centre

Isokoski, along with Deborah Voigt, is one of the finest Strauss sopranos before the public today. The opera selections are very fine, but the Three Hymns, which are not often heard, are especially good. Her vocal technique is immaculate, and the quality of the voice is always appealing. As a Strauss interpreter, there is no one better today. If you have not been introduced to her art yet, this CD is a good place to start.

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