Songs by Sibelius, Strauss and Berg

Soile Isokoski, Marita Viitasalo

  • Total Time: 54 minutes
  • Cat. Number: WHLIVE0011

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  • Soile Isokoski soprano
  • Marita Viitasalo piano

Soile Isokoski, one of the world’s most sought-after sopranos, has crept into the upper echelons of her profession almost unnoticed, but can no longer be ignored. Soile Isokoski has won prizes in the BBC Singer of the World, the Elly Ameling and Tokyo International Singing Competitions, and now regularly works with numerous great conductors, such as Abbado, Mehta, Ozawa, Muti, Barenboim and Järvi. She appears on this CD with her regular recital and recording partner Marita Viitasalo.

A favourite of the Met, La Scala and Covent Garden, Soile Isokoski has established a first class pedigree as an operatic singer, and is now making her mark in the UK as a recitalist. In 2002 she won a Gramophone Award for her Ondine recording of Strauss’s Four Last Songs – ‘Strauss singing doesn’t come much better than this. I suspect that the composer himself‚ with his love of the soprano voice‚ would have been enthralled by Isokoski’s glorious singing’

Track Listing

Jean Sibelius (1865-1957)

Alban Berg (1885-1935)

7 frühe Lieder

Richard Strauss (1864-1949)

George Gershwin (1898-1937)

Porgy and Bess

Oskar Merikanto (1868-1624)

2 Songs Op. 71