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"Four Stars. The beauty of Isokoski's singing, with its even, lustrous tone and quiet stylishness, almost goes without saying and those qualities are at their most beguiling in the Three Hymns. The technical quality is just as high in the opera extracts ..."
- The Guardian
Multiple award winning Strauss singer Soile Isokoski presents Three Hymns, coupled with opera arias from Ariadne auf Naxos, Der Rosenkavalier and Capriccio, backed by the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra under Okko Kamu. All these pieces are part of Isokoski's standard repertoire which she has performed regularly at opera houses around the world. Three Hymns is a major atmospheric work with Strauss's orchestration in full bloom, yet it is surprisingly rarely recorded, no doubt partly because of the great vocal demand it poses to the soloist.
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|1. Ariadne auf Naxos, Op. 60, TrV 228a: The Opera: Ein Schones war|
|2. Ariadne auf Naxos, Op. 60, TrV 228a: The Opera: Es gibt ein Reich, wo alles rein ist|
|3. 3 Hymnen von Friedrich Hölderlin, Op. 71, TrV 240: No. 1. Hymne an die Liebe|
|4. 3 Hymnen von Friedrich Hölderlin, Op. 71, TrV 240: No. 2. Ruckkehr in die Heimat|
|5. 3 Hymnen von Friedrich Hölderlin, Op. 71, TrV 240: No. 3. Die Liebe|
|6. Der Rosenkavalier, Op. 59, TrV 227: Act I: Die Zeit, die ist ein sonderbar' Ding|
|7. Der Rosenkavalier, Op. 59, TrV 227: Act I: Da geht er hin|
|8. Capriccio, Op. 85, TrV 279: Andante con moto - Morgen mittag um elf!|