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Best of Evergreens / Mattila, Saraste, Savijoki, et al

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> The Wizard of Oz (arr. Y. Hjelt) - The Wizard of Oz: Over the Rainbow
> My Fair Lady (arr. R. Niemi) - My Fair Lady: I Could Have Danced All Night
> Cats (arr. R. Niemi) - Cats: Memory
> Tango d'amor (arr. Y. Hjelt) - Tango d'amor
> Es war eine rauschende Ballnacht (arr. P. Saul) - Es war eine rauschende Ballnacht: Itke en lemmen tahden (Nur nicht aus Liebe weinen)
> Der blaue Engel (arr. Y. Hjelt) - Der Blaue Engel: Ich bin von Kopf bis Fuss (Falling in Love Again)
> Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (arr. Y. Hjelt) - Gentlemen Prefer Blondes: Diamonds are a girl's best friend
> Porgy and Bess, Act I: Summertime (arr. P. Lerche) - Porgy and Bess: Summertime
> Myrskyluodon Maija (Stormcar's Maya) (arr. R. Niemi) - Myrskyluodon Maija (Stormcar's Maya)
> Laulu suuresta meresta (arr. Y. Hjelt) - Laulu suuresta meresta
> Aamu-usva (arr. R. Niemi) - Aamu-usva
> Valssi myotaiseen (arr. P. Lasanen) - Valssi myotaiseen
> Ihminen ihmeiselle (arr. J. Mattsson) - Ihminen ihmeiselle
> 3 Songs, Op. 20 - 3 Songs, Op. 20: No. 1. Kullan murunen
> Suomalaisia laulusavellyksia I (Finnish Song Compositions I), Op. 2 - Suomalaisia laulusavellyksia I (Finnish Song Compositions I), Op. 2: No. 1. Pai, pai, paitaressu (Bye Bye My Sweet Swaddled Baby)
> Lauluja pianon saestyksella (Songs with piano), Op. 36 (text by H. Ansa) - Lauluja pianon saestyksella (Songs with piano): No. 3. Soi vienosti murheeni soitto
> Minun kultani kaunis on (My Gal Is So Pretty) - Minun kultani kaunis on (My Gal Is So Pretty)
> Tule, tule kultani (Come, Hurry My Darling) - Tule, tule kultani (Come, Hurry My Darling)
> 5 Lieder, Op. 49 - 5 Lieder, Op. 49: No. 4. Wiegenlied

Album Summary

>Arlen, Harold : Wizard of Oz
>Loewe, Frederick : My Fair Lady
>Webber, Andrew Lloyd : Cats
>Leandros, Leo : Tango d'amour
>Holländer, Frederick : The Blue Angel
>Styne, Jule : Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
>Gershwin, George : Porgy and Bess
>Merikanto, Oskar : Songs, Op. 20
>Merikanto, Oskar : Songs, Op. 2
>Merikanto, Oskar : Songs, Op. 36
>Brahms, Johannes : Songs (5) for voice & piano, Op. 49
>Mackeben, Theo : Es war eine rauschende Ballnacht
>Martenson, Lasse : Myrskyluodon Maija
>Martenson, Lasse : Laulu suuresta merestä
>Martenson, Lasse : Aamu-usva
>Martenson, Lasse : Valssi myötäiseen
>Martenson, Lasse : Ihminen ihmiselle
>Traditional : Minun kultani
>Traditional : Tule, tule kultani
Performers Conductors Ensembles Composers

Notes & Reviews:

Karita Mattila is one of today's most exciting lyric sopranos. This collection of lighter music from 1995-2001 Ondine recordings includes show tunes, lieder and Finnish folk songs. It includes Brahms' Wiegenlied (Lullaby).



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Works Details

>Arlen, Harold : Wizard of Oz :: Over the Rainbow
  • Performer: Karita Mattila (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Pekka Savijoki
  • Ensemble: Tapiola Sinfonietta
  • Running Time: 4 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1939
  • Language: English
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Loewe, Frederick : My Fair Lady :: I could have danced all night
  • Performer: Karita Mattila (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Pekka Savijoki
  • Ensemble: Tapiola Sinfonietta
  • Running Time: 2 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1956
  • Language: English
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Webber, Andrew Lloyd : Cats :: Memory
  • Performer: Karita Mattila (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Pekka Savijoki
  • Ensemble: Tapiola Sinfonietta
  • Running Time: 4 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1981
  • Language: English
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Leandros, Leo : Tango d'amour
  • Performer: Karita Mattila (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Pekka Savijoki
  • Ensemble: Tapiola Sinfonietta
  • Running Time: 3 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal
  • Language: German
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Holländer, Frederick : The Blue Angel :: Falling in Love Again
  • Performer: Karita Mattila (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Jukka-Pekka Saraste
  • Ensemble: Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 4 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1930
  • Language: German
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Styne, Jule : Gentlemen Prefer Blondes :: Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend
  • Performer: Karita Mattila (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Jukka-Pekka Saraste
  • Ensemble: Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 3 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1949
  • Language: English
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Gershwin, George : Porgy and Bess :: Summertime
  • Performer: Karita Mattila (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Jukka-Pekka Saraste
  • Ensemble: Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 2 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1935
  • Language: English
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Merikanto, Oskar : Songs, Op. 20 :: no 1, Thou art a nugget of gold
  • Performers: Karita Mattila (Soprano); Ilmo Ranta (Piano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Language: Finnish
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Merikanto, Oskar : Songs, Op. 2 :: no 1, Bye, bye, my sweet swaddled baby
  • Performers: Karita Mattila (Soprano); Ilmo Ranta (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Language: Finnish
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Merikanto, Oskar : Songs, Op. 36 :: no 6, Soi vienosti murheeni soitto
  • Performers: Karita Mattila (Soprano); Ilmo Ranta (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Language: Finnish
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Brahms, Johannes : Songs (5) for voice & piano, Op. 49 :: no 4, Wiegenlied
  • Performers: Karita Mattila (Soprano); Ilmo Ranta (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1868
  • Language: German
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Mackeben, Theo : Es war eine rauschende Ballnacht :: Nur nicht aus Liebe weinen
  • Performer: Karita Mattila (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Pekka Savijoki
  • Ensemble: Tapiola Sinfonietta
  • Running Time: 3 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal
  • Language: Finnish
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Martenson, Lasse : Myrskyluodon Maija
  • Performer: Karita Mattila (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Riku Niemi
  • Ensemble: Jyväskylä Sinfonia
  • Running Time: 5 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Vocal
  • Language: Finnish
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Martenson, Lasse : Laulu suuresta merestä
  • Performer: Karita Mattila (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Riku Niemi
  • Ensemble: Jyväskylä Sinfonia
  • Running Time: 3 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Vocal
  • Language: Finnish
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Martenson, Lasse : Aamu-usva
  • Performer: Karita Mattila (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Riku Niemi
  • Ensemble: Jyväskylä Sinfonia
  • Running Time: 3 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Language: Finnish
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Martenson, Lasse : Valssi myötäiseen
  • Performer: Karita Mattila (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Riku Niemi
  • Ensemble: Jyväskylä Sinfonia
  • Running Time: 3 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Vocal
  • Language: Finnish
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Martenson, Lasse : Ihminen ihmiselle
  • Performer: Karita Mattila (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Riku Niemi
  • Ensemble: Jyväskylä Sinfonia
  • Running Time: 3 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Vocal
  • Language: Finnish
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Traditional : Minun kultani
  • Performers: Karita Mattila (Soprano); Ilmo Ranta (Piano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 32 sec.
  • Language: Finnish
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Traditional : Tule, tule kultani
  • Performers: Karita Mattila (Soprano); Ilmo Ranta (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 31 sec.
  • Language: Finnish
  • Studio/Live: Studio