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Richard Strauss: Three Hymns - Opera arias

Soile Isokoski, Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, Okko Kamu

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"The main attraction is the Drei Hymnen, which do not come round in recordings very often ... she embodies a very touching, human vulnerability."
- Gramophone

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Ariadne auf Naxos, Op. 60, TrV 228a  
1
Ein Schones war
Richard Strauss; Soile Isokoski; Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra; Okko Kamu
5:51
2
Es gibt ein Reich, wo alles rein ist
Richard Strauss; Soile Isokoski; Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra; Okko Kamu
5:13
3 Hymnen von Friedrich Hölderlin, Op. 71, TrV 240  
3
No. 1. Hymne an die Liebe
Richard Strauss; Soile Isokoski; Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra; Okko Kamu
8:42
4
No. 2. Ruckkehr in die Heimat
Richard Strauss; Soile Isokoski; Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra; Okko Kamu
7:04
5
No. 3. Die Liebe
Richard Strauss; Soile Isokoski; Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra; Okko Kamu
6:28
Der Rosenkavalier, Op. 59, TrV 227: Act I  
6
Die Zeit, die ist ein sonderbar' Ding
Richard Strauss; Soile Isokoski; Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra; Okko Kamu
2:38
7
Da geht er hin
Richard Strauss; Soile Isokoski; Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra; Okko Kamu
4:51
Capriccio, Op. 85, TrV 279  
8
Andante con moto - Morgen mittag um elf!
Richard Strauss; Soile Isokoski; Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra; Okko Kamu
19:59
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    60:46
"Four Stars. The beauty of Isokoski's singing, with its even, lustrous tone and quiet stylishness, almost goes without saying and those qualities are at their most beguiling in the Three Hymns. The technical quality is just as high in the opera extracts ..."
- The Guardian

Multiple award winning Strauss singer Soile Isokoski presents Three Hymns, coupled with opera arias from Ariadne auf Naxos, Der Rosenkavalier and Capriccio, backed by the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra under Okko Kamu. All these pieces are part of Isokoski's standard repertoire which she has performed regularly at opera houses around the world. Three Hymns is a major atmospheric work with Strauss's orchestration in full bloom, yet it is surprisingly rarely recorded, no doubt partly because of the great vocal demand it poses to the soloist.
192 kHz / 24-bit, 96 kHz / 24-bit PCM and 2.8224 MHz, 5.6448 MHz DSD – 2xHD - Ondine Studio Masters

This album was mastered using our 2xHD proprietary system. In order to achieve the most accurate reproduction of the original recording we tailor our process specifically for each project, using a selection from our pool of state-of-the-art audiophile components and connectors. The process begins with a transfer to analogue from the original DXD master, using cutting edge D/A converters. The analogue signal is then sent through a high end tube preamplifier before being recorded directly in DXD using the MSB Platinum Studio ADC plus. All connections used in the process are made of OCC silver cable.

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