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Essential Highlights Of Karita Mattila

Album Summary

>Wagner, Richard : Tannhäuser
>Dvorak, Antonin : Rusalka
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Aida, opera
>Verdi, Giuseppe : La forza del destino
>Puccini, Giacomo : Tosca
>Strauss II (Junior), Johann : Die Fledermaus
>Sibelius, Jean : Flickan kom ifran sin alsklings mote (The Maid Returned from Meeting her Lover), song for voice & pi
>Madetoja, Leevi : Luulit, ma katselin sua (You thought I was watching you), for voice & piano, Op. 68/3
>Merikanto, Oskar : Miksi laulan (Why Do I Sing), song for voice & piano, Op. 20/2
>Siegel, Ralph : Ich hab' noch einen Koffer in Berlin (I still have a Suitcase in Berlin)
>Hollaender, Friedrich : Falling in love again (Ich bin von Kopf bis Fuss)
>Styne, Jule : Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend, song (for the musical Gentlemen Prefer Blondes)
>Gershwin, George : Porgy and Bess
>Sibelius, Jean : Songs (7), Op. 17
>Sibelius, Jean : Was it a dream? (Var det en drom), song for voice & piano, Op. 37/4
>Sibelius, Jean : Songs (6), Op. 36
>Sibelius, Jean : Enticement (Fagellek), song for voice & piano, Op. 17/3
>Sibelius, Jean : Driftwood (Lastu Lainehilla), song for voice & piano, Op. 17/7
>Sibelius, Jean : Row, row duck (Souda, souda, sinisorsa), for voice & piano
>Sibelius, Jean : Runeberg Songs (7), Op. 13
>Sibelius, Jean : The First Kiss (Den forste kyssen, II), song for voice & piano, Op. 37/1
>Sibelius, Jean : But my Bird is Long in Homing (Men min fagel marks dock icke), song for voice & piano, Op. 36/2
>Sibelius, Jean : Arioso, for voice & piano (arranged from voice/orchestra version), Op. 3
>Sibelius, Jean : Idle Wishes (Fafang onskan), song for voice & piano, Op. 61/7
>Sibelius, Jean : Songs (6) for voice & piano, Op. 88
>Sibelius, Jean : The North (Norden), song for voice & piano, Op. 90/1
>Sibelius, Jean : The Echo Nymph (Kaiutar), somg for voice & piano, Op. 72/4
>Sibelius, Jean : Dragon-Fly (En slanda), song for voice & piano, Op. 17/5
>Sibelius, Jean : May (Maj), song for voice & piano, Op. 57/4
>Sibelius, Jean : Jubal, song for voice & piano, Op. 35/1
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Notes & Reviews:

On the occasion of its 25th anniversary in 2010, Ondine releases a series of five two-fers, featuring each two best-selling CD titles from its back catalog. The focus is on five star artists: sopranos Soile Isokoski and Karita Mattila, baritone Jorma Hynninen, violinist Pekka Kuusisto, and clarinetist Kari Kriikku. This anniversary edition is limited and special-priced: 2 CDs for less than the price of 1.

"Ondine's Essential Highlights of Karita Mattila brings together two previous releases, Karita Mattila Live in Helsinki from 2001 and Sibelius: Songs from 1996...Mattila's large, focused, warmly expressive soprano is especially well-suited to the music of the Romantic and post-Romantic eras, so it seems natural that she would have an affinity for the songs of her countryman Jean Sibelius...Pianist Ilmo Ranta supplies a supportive accompaniment. Ondine's sound is clear, clean, and vibrant. This album should delight Mattila's fans, as well as Sibelius enthusiasts, and anyone who appreciates luminous vocal performances." - All Music Guide



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the most electrifying singing actress of our day
Winner of the first 'Singer of the World' competition in Cardiff, Karita Mattila is one of the most illustrious soprano singers in the world today. She is recognised as much for the beauty and versatility of her lyric voice as for her extraordinary stage ability. Under such conductors as Claudio Abbado, James Levine, Sir Simon Rattle and Esa-Pekka Salonen, she sings in all the major opera houses and festivals of the world performing repertoire which encompasses Mozart, Strauss, Tchaikovsky, Verdi, Puccini, Wagner and Jan√°cek. Her affinity with the dramatic side of opera has produced marvellous results when working with fine stage directors such as Luc Bondy who helped her to achieve a remarkable performance in his highly acclaimed Don Carlos, seen in Paris, London and at the Edinburgh Festival. Likewise, Lev Dodin in his productions of Elektra for the Salzburg Easter Festival and Pique Dame and Salome at the Opera Bastille, Peter Stein for his production of Simon Boccanegra in Salzburg, Robert Carsen in his production of Lohengrin at the Bastille and J√ľrgen Flimm for his Fidelio in New York. ------------------------------------- Throughout her distinguished career, Karita Mattila has garnered numerous awards and prizes. In 2005 she was named Musical America's 'Musician of the Year', one of the most prestigious honours paid to classical artists in the USA. In 2003 she was awarded one of France's highest cultural honours, the title 'Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres'. In 2001 The New York Times chose Karita Mattila as the best singer of the year for her performance in Fidelio at the Metropolitan Opera, and in the same year she was nominated for the Laurence Olivier Award 'Outstanding Achievement in Opera' for both Jenufa and Lisa in Pique Dame at the Royal Opera House.----------------- Karita Mattila has an extensive opera and Lied discography. Two of her opera recordings, Die Meistersinger von N√ľrnberg and Jenufa, earned her Grammy Awards. Her most successful solo albums have been released on Ondine.
Submitted on 08/22/10 by HB 
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Works Details

>Wagner, Richard : Tannhäuser :: Dich teure Halle (I Greet You, Dear Hall)
  • Performer: Karita Mattila
  • Conductor: Jukka-Pekka Saraste
  • Running Time: 3 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1843-1865
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Antonin Dvorák (1841 - 1904) : Rusalka :: Mesícku na nebi hlobokém
  • Performer: Karita Mattila
  • Conductor: Jukka-Pekka Saraste
  • Running Time: 5 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Aida, opera :: Ritorna vincitor (Return, victorius!)
  • Performer: Karita Mattila
  • Conductor: Jukka-Pekka Saraste
  • Notes: Composition written: 1871.
  • Running Time: 6 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1871
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Verdi, Giuseppe : La forza del destino :: ace, pace mio Dio (Peace, Grant Me Peace, O Lord)
  • Performer: Karita Mattila
  • Conductor: Jukka-Pekka Saraste
  • Running Time: 5 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1862
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Puccini, Giacomo : Tosca :: Vissi d'arte (I Have Lived for Art)
  • Performer: Karita Mattila
  • Conductor: Jukka-Pekka Saraste
  • Running Time: 3 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1900
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Strauss II (Junior), Johann : Die Fledermaus :: Ich lade gern mir Gäste ein (I Like to Invite Guests)
  • Performer: Karita Mattila
  • Conductor: Jukka-Pekka Saraste
  • Running Time: 2 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1874
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Strauss II (Junior), Johann : Die Fledermaus :: Mein Herr Marquis (My Dear Marquis)
  • Performer: Karita Mattila
  • Conductor: Jukka-Pekka Saraste
  • Running Time: 3 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1874
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Strauss II (Junior), Johann : Die Fledermaus :: Klänge der Heimat (Sounds of My Homeland)
  • Performer: Karita Mattila
  • Conductor: Jukka-Pekka Saraste
  • Running Time: 4 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1874
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Sibelius, Jean : Flickan kom ifrån sin älsklings möte (The Maid Returned from Meeting her Lover), song for voice & pi
  • Performer: Karita Mattila
  • Conductor: Jukka-Pekka Saraste
  • Running Time: 3 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1901
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Madetoja, Leevi : Luulit, ma katselin sua (You thought I was watching you), for voice & piano, Op. 68/3
  • Performer: Karita Mattila
  • Conductor: Jukka-Pekka Saraste
  • Running Time: 2 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Merikanto, Oskar : Miksi laulan (Why Do I Sing), song for voice & piano, Op. 20/2
  • Performer: Karita Mattila
  • Conductor: Jukka-Pekka Saraste
  • Running Time: 1 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Siegel, Ralph : Ich hab' noch einen Koffer in Berlin (I still have a Suitcase in Berlin)
  • Performer: Karita Mattila
  • Conductor: Jukka-Pekka Saraste
  • Running Time: 3 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Hollaender, Friedrich : Falling in love again (Ich bin von Kopf bis Fuss)
  • Performer: Karita Mattila
  • Conductor: Jukka-Pekka Saraste
  • Running Time: 4 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Styne, Jule : Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend, song (for the musical Gentlemen Prefer Blondes)
  • Performer: Karita Mattila
  • Conductor: Jukka-Pekka Saraste
  • Running Time: 4 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Gershwin, George : Porgy and Bess :: Summertime
  • Performers: Karita Mattila; Peter Lerche (Guitar)
  • Conductor: Jukka-Pekka Saraste
  • Running Time: 2 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1935
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Sibelius, Jean : Songs (7), Op. 17
  • Performers: Ilmo Ranta (Piano); Karita Mattila
  • Running Time: 1 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1898

>Sibelius, Jean : Was it a dream? (Var det en dröm), song for voice & piano, Op. 37/4
  • Performers: Ilmo Ranta (Piano); Karita Mattila
  • Running Time: 2 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1902

>Sibelius, Jean : Songs (6), Op. 36
  • Performers: Ilmo Ranta (Piano); Karita Mattila
  • Running Time: 3 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1900

>Sibelius, Jean : Enticement (Fågellek), song for voice & piano, Op. 17/3
  • Performers: Ilmo Ranta (Piano); Karita Mattila
  • Running Time: 1 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1891

>Sibelius, Jean : Driftwood (Lastu Lainehilla), song for voice & piano, Op. 17/7
  • Performers: Ilmo Ranta (Piano); Karita Mattila
  • Running Time: 1 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1898

>Sibelius, Jean : Row, row duck (Souda, souda, sinisorsa), for voice & piano
  • Performers: Ilmo Ranta (Piano); Karita Mattila
  • Running Time: 1 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1899

>Sibelius, Jean : Runeberg Songs (7), Op. 13
  • Performers: Ilmo Ranta (Piano); Karita Mattila
  • Running Time: 1 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1891

>Sibelius, Jean : The First Kiss (Den förste kyssen, II), song for voice & piano, Op. 37/1
  • Performers: Ilmo Ranta (Piano); Karita Mattila
  • Running Time: 2 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1898

>Sibelius, Jean : But my Bird is Long in Homing (Men min fågel märks dock icke), song for voice & piano, Op. 36/2
  • Performers: Ilmo Ranta (Piano); Karita Mattila
  • Running Time: 2 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: circa 1899

>Sibelius, Jean : Flickan kom ifrån sin älsklings möte (The Maid Returned from Meeting her Lover), song for voice & pi
  • Performers: Ilmo Ranta (Piano); Karita Mattila
  • Running Time: 3 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1901

>Sibelius, Jean : Arioso, for voice & piano (arranged from voice/orchestra version), Op. 3
  • Performers: Ilmo Ranta (Piano); Karita Mattila
  • Running Time: 4 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1911

>Sibelius, Jean : Idle Wishes (Fåfäng önskan), song for voice & piano, Op. 61/7
  • Performers: Ilmo Ranta (Piano); Karita Mattila
  • Running Time: 3 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: circa 1910

>Sibelius, Jean : Songs (6) for voice & piano, Op. 88
  • Performers: Karita Mattila; Ilmo Ranta (Piano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1917

>Sibelius, Jean : The North (Norden), song for voice & piano, Op. 90/1
  • Performers: Ilmo Ranta (Piano); Karita Mattila
  • Running Time: 2 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1917

>Sibelius, Jean : The Echo Nymph (Kaiutar), somg for voice & piano, Op. 72/4
  • Performers: Ilmo Ranta (Piano); Karita Mattila
  • Running Time: 3 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1915

>Sibelius, Jean : Dragon-Fly (En slända), song for voice & piano, Op. 17/5
  • Performers: Ilmo Ranta (Piano); Karita Mattila
  • Running Time: 5 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1894

>Sibelius, Jean : Songs (6), Op. 36
  • Performers: Ilmo Ranta (Piano); Karita Mattila
  • Running Time: 2 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1899

>Sibelius, Jean : May (Maj), song for voice & piano, Op. 57/4
  • Performers: Ilmo Ranta (Piano); Karita Mattila
  • Running Time: 2 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1909

>Sibelius, Jean : Jubal, song for voice & piano, Op. 35/1
  • Performers: Ilmo Ranta (Piano); Karita Mattila
  • Running Time: 5 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1907-1908