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Karita Mattila - Helsinki Recital

Audio Samples

  1. Duparc, Saariaho, Rachmaninov & Dvořák — Romance de Mignon $0.99 on iTunes
  2. Duparc, Saariaho, Rachmaninov & Dvořák — Au Pays Ou Se Fait la Guerre $0.99 on iTunes
  3. Duparc, Saariaho, Rachmaninov & Dvořák — Chanson triste $0.99 on iTunes
  4. Duparc, Saariaho, Rachmaninov & Dvořák — Phidyle $0.99 on iTunes
  5. Duparc, Saariaho, Rachmaninov & Dvořák — 4 Instants: No. 1. Attente (Longing) $0.99 on iTunes
  6. Duparc, Saariaho, Rachmaninov & Dvořák — 4 Instants: No. 2. Douleur (Torment) $0.99 on iTunes
  7. Duparc, Saariaho, Rachmaninov & Dvořák — 4 Instants: No. 4. Resonances (Echoes) $0.99 on iTunes
  8. Duparc, Saariaho, Rachmaninov & Dvořák — 6 Songs, Op. 4: No. 4. Ne Poy, Krasavitsa, Pri Mne (Sing Not to Me, Beautiful Maiden) $0.99 on iTunes
  9. Duparc, Saariaho, Rachmaninov & Dvořák — 12 Songs, Op. 21: No. 3. Sumerki (Twilight) $0.99 on iTunes
  10. Duparc, Saariaho, Rachmaninov & Dvořák — 12 Songs, Op. 21: No. 6. Otrivok Iz A. Myusse (Fragment from Musset) $0.99 on iTunes
  11. Duparc, Saariaho, Rachmaninov & Dvořák — 14 Songs, Op. 34: No. 1. Muza (The Muse) $0.99 on iTunes
  12. Duparc, Saariaho, Rachmaninov & Dvořák — Zigeunermelodien (Gypsy Melodies), Op. 55, B. 104 (sang In German): No. 1. Mein Lied Ertont, Ein Liebespsalm (I Chant My Lay, a Hymn of Love) $0.99 on iTunes
  13. Duparc, Saariaho, Rachmaninov & Dvořák — Zigeunermelodien (Gypsy Melodies), Op. 55, B. 104 (sang In German): No. 2. Ei, Wie Mein Triangel Wunderherrlich Lautet (Hark, How My Triangle) $0.99 on iTunes
  14. Duparc, Saariaho, Rachmaninov & Dvořák — Zigeunermelodien (Gypsy Melodies), Op. 55, B. 104 (sang In German): No. 3. Rings Ist Der Wald So Stumm Und Still (Silent and Lone the Woods Around) $0.99 on iTunes
  15. Duparc, Saariaho, Rachmaninov & Dvořák — Zigeunermelodien (Gypsy Melodies), Op. 55, B. 104 (sang In German): No. 5. Reingestimmt Die Saiten (Tune the Strings, Oh Gipsy) $0.99 on iTunes
  16. Duparc, Saariaho, Rachmaninov & Dvořák — Zigeunermelodien (Gypsy Melodies), Op. 55, B. 104 (sang In German): No. 4. Als Die Alte Mutter (Songs My Mother Taught Me) $0.99 on iTunes
  17. Duparc, Saariaho, Rachmaninov & Dvořák — Zigeunermelodien (Gypsy Melodies), Op. 55, B. 104 (sang In German): No. 7. Horstet Hoch Der Habicht Auf Den Felsenhohen (Cloudy Hieghts of Tatra) $0.99 on iTunes

Album Summary

>Sound, Recorded : Applause
>Duparc, Henri : L'invitation au voyage
>Duparc, Henri : Romance de Mignon ("Le connais-tu, ce radieux pays"), song for voice & piano, Op. 2/3
>Duparc, Henri : Au pays où se fait la guerre, song for voice & piano (or orchestra)
>Duparc, Henri : Chanson triste
>Duparc, Henri : Phidylé ("L'herbe est molle au sommeil"), song for voice & piano (or orchestra)
>Saariaho, Kaija : Quatre instants, for soprano & piano
>Rachmaninov, Sergey : Georgian Song ("Do not Sing, My Beauty"), for voice & piano, Op. 4/4
>Rachmaninov, Sergey : Twilight, song for voice & piano, Op. 21/3
>Rachmaninov, Sergey : Fragment from Musset, song for voice & piano, Op. 21/6
>Rachmaninov, Sergey : The Muse, song for voice & piano, Op. 34/1
>Rachmaninov, Sergey : What happiness, song for voice & piano, Op. 34/12
>Dvorak, Antonin : Zigeunermelodien (7), Op. 55
Performers Composers

Notes & Reviews:

"Given her position as one of the most interesting, exciting sopranos in the world today, Karita Mattila seems to record comparatively little (or is it me?). So it is especially good to have this excellent recital. Never one to rely on the beauty of her dusky, honeyed voice, Mattila undertakes real emotional journeys through Duparc, Dvorak and Rachmaninov." -Gramophone (Editor's Choice)

The Guardian
The songs push Mattila to her expressive limits as cries of rapture curdle into shrieks of pain and spasms of rage intrude on erotic memories. Its impact on the audience can be gauged from the near hysteria that erupts at the end... Her accompanist, Martin Katz, deals superbly with some of the most fearsomely difficult piano writing in the entire song repertoire.

Financial Times
Best of all is the highly expressive Quatre Instants by Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho, dedicated to Mattila and showing how the singer is prepared to extend her range into new music to quite stunning effect.



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Works Details

>Sound, Recorded : Applause
  • Performers: Martin Katz (Piano); Karita Mattila
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Duparc, Henri : L'invitation au voyage
  • Performers: Martin Katz (Piano); Karita Mattila
  • Running Time: 4 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1870
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Duparc, Henri : Romance de Mignon ("Le connais-tu, ce radieux pays"), song for voice & piano, Op. 2/3
  • Performers: Martin Katz (Piano); Karita Mattila
  • Running Time: 4 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1869
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Duparc, Henri : Au pays où se fait la guerre, song for voice & piano (or orchestra)
  • Performers: Martin Katz (Piano); Karita Mattila
  • Running Time: 5 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: ?1869-70
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Duparc, Henri : Chanson triste
  • Performers: Martin Katz (Piano); Karita Mattila
  • Running Time: 3 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1868
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Duparc, Henri : Phidylé ("L'herbe est molle au sommeil"), song for voice & piano (or orchestra)
  • Performers: Martin Katz (Piano); Karita Mattila
  • Running Time: 6 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1882
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Saariaho, Kaija : Quatre instants, for soprano & piano
  • Performers: Martin Katz (Piano); Karita Mattila
  • Notes: Composition written: 2002.
  • Running Time: 21 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 2002
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Rachmaninov, Sergey : Georgian Song ("Do not Sing, My Beauty"), for voice & piano, Op. 4/4
  • Performers: Martin Katz (Piano); Karita Mattila
  • Notes: Composition written: 1890-93.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1890-1893
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Rachmaninov, Sergey : Twilight, song for voice & piano, Op. 21/3
  • Performers: Martin Katz (Piano); Karita Mattila
  • Running Time: 2 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1902
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Rachmaninov, Sergey : Fragment from Musset, song for voice & piano, Op. 21/6
  • Performers: Martin Katz (Piano); Karita Mattila
  • Running Time: 1 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1902
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Rachmaninov, Sergey : The Muse, song for voice & piano, Op. 34/1
  • Performers: Martin Katz (Piano); Karita Mattila
  • Running Time: 4 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1912
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Rachmaninov, Sergey : What happiness, song for voice & piano, Op. 34/12
  • Performers: Martin Katz (Piano); Karita Mattila
  • Running Time: 2 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1906
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Dvorak, Antonin : Zigeunermelodien (7), Op. 55
  • Performers: Martin Katz (Piano); Karita Mattila
  • Notes: Composition written: ?01/18/1880-02/23/1880.
  • Running Time: 14 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Studio/Live: Live