Content:

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Arias



Artists:
Soile Isokoski, soprano
Tapiola Sinfonietta
Peter Schreier, conductor
Marita Viitasalo, piano

Genres:
Opera
Orchestral

Features:

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

Format:
CD

Released:
September 2004

Catalogue No.:
ODE 1043-2

EAN/UPC Code:
0761195104323

Track listing

CD 61:28
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
1 Temerari... Come scoglio (Fiordiligi), from: Coś fan tutte 5:48
2 Ei parte... Per pietà, ben mio (Fiordiligi), from: Coś fan tutte 8:54
3 Bella mia fiamma, Concert aria K.528 9:34
4 Ruhe sanft, mein holdes Leben (Zaide), from: Zaide 6:39
5 Ah, lo previdi, Concert aria K.272 12:57
6 E Susanna non vien!... Dove sono (Contessa), from: Le nozze di Figaro 6:35
7 Ch'io mi scordi di te?, Concert aria K.505 10:30



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Awards

Pizzicato 'Supersonic Award'

Press review

After all, immortal Mozart singing still does exist! (...) Soile Isokoski's Mozart rendition is a true revelation and  can hardly be topped technically nor stilistically. (...) One of the best albums available of Mozart arias.
Alain Steffen, Pizzicato, April 2005, 20, Supersonic Award

Is there a finer Mozart singer today than Soile Isokoski? Her sumptuous lyric soprano is in its absolute prime. And she deploys it with unfailing beauty and insight into character and situation.
The Daily Telegraph, December 13, 2004, Classical CD of the Year

The silvery warmth of her timbre, occasionally reminiscent of Schwarzkopf in her earlier recordings, is the near-ideal instrument for Countess Almaviva, Elvira and Fiordiligi.

The Sunday Times, Classical CD of the Week

Ruhe sanft is surely a candidate for Mozart's loveliest aria, and I don't think I've ever heard it sung with such caressing tenderness and beauty as here… This is superlative Mozart singing by a soprano in her absolute prime.
BBC Radio 3, CD Review

Here is the perfect singing delivered by the kind of voice whose sheer beauty makes the hairs on the back of your neck prickly.
Classic FM Magazine


Complete description

This CD features star soprano Soile Isokoski with famous opera and concert arias by Mozart, including "Dove sono" from Figaro and the minuet-lullaby "Ruhe sanft" from Zaide. Conductor Peter Schreier - who is one of the great tenors of the 20th century - leads the Tapiola Sinfonietta throughout the programme. The concert aria "Ch'io mi scordi di te?" - a hybrid of piano concerto and opera genre - features a piano soloist part, performed by Mrs. Isokoski's longstanding duo partner Marita Viitasalo.