Strauss: Three Hymns/ Opera Arias (Soile Isokoski/ Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra/ Okko Kamu) (Ondine: ODE 1202-2)
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Ondine is pleased to announce the new release from legendary Straussian soprano Soile Isokoski. A multiple award-winner, her recording of the Four Last Songs won a Gramophone Award in 2002.
The rarely recorded Three Hymns are coupled with arias from Ariadne auf Naxos, Der Rosenkavalier and Capriccio. Soile Isokoski performs those (and other) operas regularly at opera houses across the world including Vienna State Opera, Royal Opera House, Milan's La Scala, the Semperoper in Dresden, Paris and at festivals including Salzburg, Edinburgh, Orange and Savonlinna.
Three Hymns is a major work, and places considerable vocal demands on the soloist. These atmospheric concert pieces show Strauss' orchestration in full bloom.