Sibelius: Luonnotar Orchestral Songs

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composed by Jean Sibelius

Finnish soprano Soile Isokoski's first recording was a lovely and intimate recital of Finnish songs with pianist Marita Viitasalo. Her second recording was much more ambitious -- a full disc of Strauss' orchestral songs closing with the Vier letzte Lieder accompanied by Marek Janowski leading the Berliner Rundfunk-Sinfonie-Orchester -- and much more successful -- it won a Gramophone award in 2002. After that, Isokoski released superb discs of Mozart arias and Wolf lieder along with heartfelt recitals of hymns in Finnish and ...

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  1. The Echo Nymph (Kaiutar), somg for voice & piano, Op. 72/4
  2. Luonnotar (The Spirit of Nature), tone poem for voice & orchestra, Op. 70
  3. But my Bird is Long in Homing (Men min fågel märks dock icke), song for voice & piano, Op. 36/2
  4. Sigh, sedges, sigh (Säv, säv, susa), song for voice & piano, Op. 36/4
  5. The Diamond on the March Snow (Demanton på marssnön), song for voice & piano, Op. 36/6
  6. Spring is flying (Våren flyktar hastigt) song for voice & piano, Op. 13/4
  7. 'Neath the fir trees (Under strandens granar), song for voice & piano, Op. 13/1
  8. The First Kiss (Den förste kyssen, II), song for voice & piano, Op. 37/1
  9. Sunrise (Soluppgång), song for voice & piano, Op. 37/3
  10. Was it a dream? (Var det en dröm), song for voice & piano, Op. 37/4
  11. Autumn Evening (Höstkväll), for voice & piano (or orchestra), Op. 38/1
  12. On a Balcony by the Sea (På verandan vid havet), for voice & piano (or orchestra), Op. 38/2
  13. Arioso, for voice & orchestra, Op. 3
  14. To Evening (Illalle), song for voice & piano, Op. 17/6
  15. Driftwood (Lastu Lainehilla), song for voice & piano, Op. 17/7
  16. Row, row duck (Souda, souda, sinisorsa), for voice & piano
  17. And I Questioned No Further (Se'n har jag ej frågat mera), song for voice & piano (or orchestra), Op. 17/1
  18. Dragon-Fly (En slända), song for voice & piano, Op. 17/5
  19. Duke Magnus (Hertig Magnus), song for voice & piano, Op. 57/6
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Sibelius: Luonnotar Orchestral Songs
2006, Ondine

UPC: 761195108055

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