Content:

Karita Mattila
From the Heart of Finland



Artists:
Karita Mattila, soprano
Ilmo Ranta, piano

Genres:
Vocal
Finnish traditional

Series:
Bestsellers

Features:

Booklet with liner notes in English, German, French and Finnish, and the song lyrics in the original Finnish and in English

Format:
CD

Released:
October 1996

Catalogue No.:
ODE 892-2

EAN/UPC Code:
0761195089224

Track listing

CD 58:26
Toivo Kuula (1883-1918)
1 Aamulaulu (Morning Song) 1:26
Oskar Merikanto (1868-1924)
2 Kullan murunen (You Are a Nugget of Gold) 1:23
3 Pai, pai paitaressu (Bye Bye My Sweet Swaddled Baby) 2:40
4 Soi vienosti murheeni soitto (Play Softly, Thou Tune of My Mourning) 2:11
5 Kottarainen (The Starling) 1:03
6 Ma elän! (I Am Alive!) 1:29
7 Omenankukat (Apple blossom) 1:20
8 Kevätlinnuille etelässä (To The Spring Birds in The South) 1:51
9 Kansanlaulu (Folk Song) 2:03
10 Laula, tyttö (Sing to Me, Girl) 0:51
11 Kun päivä paistaa (When the Sun Shines) 1:59
Erkki Melartin (1875-1937)
12 Mirjamin laulu I (Miriam's Song I) 1:47
13 Mirjamin laulu II (Miriam's Song II) 2:53
Toivo Kuula (1883-1918)
14 Syystunnelma (Autumn mood) 2:57
15 Tuijotin tulehen kauan (Long Gazed I into the Fire) 4:51
16 Marjatan laulu (Marjatta's Song) 4:19
17 Kesäyö kirkkomaalla (Summer Night in the Churchyard) 2:55
18 Imandran laulu (Imandra's Song) 2:37
19 Sinipiika (The Forest Maid) 2:52
Yrjö Kilpinen (1892-1959)
20 Laululle (To The Song), Op. 52/3 1:46
21 Suvilaulu (Summer Song) 1:22
Traditional
22 Minun kultani kaunis on (Ah, How Fair My Sweetheart Is) 1:32
23 Hilu hilu (Hullabaloo) 1:09
24 Soittajapaimen (The Piper Shepherd) 2:15
25 Läksin minä kesäyönä (A Wandring on a Summer's Eve) 2:29
26 Tule, tule kultani (Come, Hurry My Darling) 2:31



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Awards

Diapason d'or

Press review

Irresistible.
Hilary Finch, Gramophone, March 1998

Mattila's lovely voice and artistry are powerful advocacy for this music.

Vivian Liff, American Record Guide, July/August 1997

Karita Mattila is an ideal champion of her native country's music.
André Tubeuf, Diapason, January 1997, Diapason d'or


Complete description

This CD features soprano Karita Mattila with a selection of art and folk songs by Toivo Kuula, Oskar Merikanto, Erkki Melartin and Yriö Kilpinen - young contemporaries of Jean Sibelius. Karita Mattila is partnered on piano by Ilmo Ranta.