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Chausson: Poeme De L'amour Et De La Mer; Berlioz: Nuits D'ete; Duparc: Songs

Chausson / Isokoski / Helsinki Philharmonic Orch
Release Date: 08/14/2015 
Label:  Ondine   Catalog #: 1261   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Ernest ChaussonHector BerliozHenri Duparc
Performer:  Soile Isokoski
Conductor:  John Storgĺrds
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 5 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Soprano Soile Isokoski sings orchestral songs by three different French composers in her new recording. The recording includes two major works in the French song repertoire - Ernest Chausson's Poème de l'amour et de la mer and Hector Berlioz's Nuits d'été. The disc ends with three finely-crafted miniature songs by Henri Duparc, which are no less of artistic value.

Soile Isokoski is recognized as one of the world's finest lyric sopranos and regularly appears on the most renowned stages. Isokoski made her début at the Finnish National Opera as Mimi in Puccini's La Bohème and has since delighted audiences and critics alike at opera houses in Vienna, Berlin, Munich, Hamburg, London, Milan,
Read more Paris, and New York, and at the festivals of Salzburg, Savonlinna, Ravinia, Tanglewood, Edinburgh, and Orange. Soile Isokoski has worked with numerous distinguished conductors. Isokoski has an extensive concert repertoire, and she regularly gives recitals in the most renowned stages.

In this recording Soile Isokoski is accompanied by the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra together with its celebrated Chief Conductor John Storgårds.
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Works on This Recording

1.
Počme de l'amour et de la mer, Op. 19 by Ernest Chausson
Performer:  Soile Isokoski ()
Conductor:  John Storgĺrds
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1882-1890; France 
Venue:  Helsinki Musik Centre, Finland 
Length: 26 Minutes 13 Secs. 
2.
Les nuits d'été, Op. 7 by Hector Berlioz
Performer:  Soile Isokoski ()
Conductor:  John Storgĺrds
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840-1841; France 
Venue:  Helsinki Musik Centre, Finland 
Length: 28 Minutes 11 Secs. 
3.
Le manoir de Rosamonde ("De sa dent soudaine et vorace"), song for voice & piano (or orchestra) by Henri Duparc
Performer:  Soile Isokoski ()
Conductor:  John Storgĺrds
Period: Post-Romantic 
Written: 1879 
Venue:  Helsinki Musik Centre, Finland 
Length: 2 Minutes 37 Secs. 
4.
L'invitation au voyage ("Mon enfant, ma soeur"), song for voice & piano (or orchestra) by Henri Duparc
Performer:  Soile Isokoski ()
Conductor:  John Storgĺrds
Period: Post-Romantic 
Written: 1870; France 
Venue:  Helsinki Musik Centre, Finland 
Length: 3 Minutes 26 Secs. 
5.
Chanson triste ("Dans ton coeur..."), song for voice & piano (or orchestra), Op. 2/4 by Henri Duparc
Performer:  Soile Isokoski ()
Conductor:  John Storgĺrds
Period: Post-Romantic 
Written: 1868 
Venue:  Helsinki Musik Centre, Finland 
Length: 2 Minutes 53 Secs. 

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