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The Legacy Of Mahler / Virpi Raisanen, Marita Viitasalo

Mahler / Raisanen / Viitasalo
Release Date: 08/28/2012 
Label:  Ondine   Catalog #: 1208   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Gustav MahlerAlban BergArnold SchoenbergDmitri Shostakovich,   ... 
Performer:  Virpi RaisanenMarita Viitasalo
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 52 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Ondine is pleased to announce the debut release of charismatic mezzo-soprano Virpi Räisänen. Following her recent career change from a successful violinist to a concert and opera singer, Virpi Räisänen has already appeared at the Staatsoper in Berlin, the Netherlands Opera, and the Salzburg Festival. Virpi Räisänen is admirably multifaceted being equally at home with contemporary as well as with baroque music, her beautiful timbre seems to fit well in all genres. Ondine is pleased to announce the debut release of charismatic mezzo-soprano Virpi Räisänen. Following her recent career change from a successful violinist to a concert and opera singer, Virpi Räisänen has already appeared at the Staatsoper in Berlin, the Netherlands Opera, and the Salzburg Festival. Virpi Räisänen is admirably multifaceted being equally at home with contemporary as well as with baroque music, her beautiful timbre seems to fit well in all genres. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Lieder und Gesänge, vol 3: no 2, Ablösung im Sommer by Gustav Mahler
Performer:  Virpi Raisanen (Soprano), Marita Viitasalo (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887-1890; Budapest, Hungary 
2. Lieder und Gesänge, vol 1: no 5, Phantasie aus Don Juan by Gustav Mahler
Performer:  Virpi Raisanen (Soprano), Marita Viitasalo (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1880-1883; Austria 
3. Lieder und Gesänge, vol 1: no 4, Serenade aus Don Juan by Gustav Mahler
Performer:  Virpi Raisanen (Soprano), Marita Viitasalo (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1880-1883; Austria 
4. Lieder und Gesänge, vol 1: no 3, Hans und Grethe by Gustav Mahler
Performer:  Virpi Raisanen (Soprano), Marita Viitasalo (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1880-1883; Austria 
5. Lieder und Gesänge, vol 1: no 2, Erinnerung by Gustav Mahler
Performer:  Virpi Raisanen (Soprano), Marita Viitasalo (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1880-1883; Austria 
6. Lieder und Gesänge, vol 1: no 1, Frühlingsmorgen by Gustav Mahler
Performer:  Virpi Raisanen (Soprano), Marita Viitasalo (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1880-1883; Austria 
7. Songs (4), Op. 2: no 1, Schlafen, schlafen by Alban Berg
Performer:  Virpi Raisanen (Soprano), Marita Viitasalo (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: ?1909-10; Austria 
8. Sehnsucht I by Alban Berg
Performer:  Virpi Raisanen (Soprano), Marita Viitasalo (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Austria 
9. Schliesse mir die Augen beide (II) by Alban Berg
Performer:  Virpi Raisanen (Soprano), Marita Viitasalo (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1925; Austria 
10. Schliesse mir die Augen beide (I) by Alban Berg
Performer:  Virpi Raisanen (Soprano), Marita Viitasalo (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1907; Austria 
11. Regen by Alban Berg
Performer:  Virpi Raisanen (Soprano), Marita Viitasalo (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1905-1909; Austria 
12. Er klagt, dass der Frühling so kortz blüht by Alban Berg
Performer:  Virpi Raisanen (Soprano), Marita Viitasalo (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: circa 1902; Austria 
13. An Leukon by Alban Berg
Performer:  Virpi Raisanen (Soprano), Marita Viitasalo (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1908; Austria 
14. Cabaret Songs: Galathea by Arnold Schoenberg
Performer:  Virpi Raisanen (Soprano), Marita Viitasalo (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1901-1905 
15. Cabaret Songs: Einfältiges Lied by Arnold Schoenberg
Performer:  Virpi Raisanen (Soprano), Marita Viitasalo (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1901; Vienna, Austria 
16. Cabaret Songs: Der genügsame Liebhaber by Arnold Schoenberg
Performer:  Virpi Raisanen (Soprano), Marita Viitasalo (Piano)
Period: Modern 
Written: 1901; Austria 
17. Fables (2) after Krylov, Op. 4 by Dmitri Shostakovich
Performer:  Virpi Raisanen (Soprano), Marita Viitasalo (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1922; USSR 
18. A Charm of Lullabies, Op. 41 by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Virpi Raisanen (Soprano), Marita Viitasalo (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1947; England 

Sound Samples

Lieder und Gesange aus der Jugendzeit, Book 3: No. 2. Ablosung im Sommer
Lieder und Gesange aus der Jugendzeit, Book 1: No. 1. Fruhlingsmorgen
Lieder und Gesange aus der Jugendzeit, Book 1: No. 2. Erinnerung
Lieder und Gesange aus der Jugendzeit, Book 1: No. 3. Hans und Grethe
Lieder und Gesange aus der Jugendzeit, Book 1: No. 4. Serenade aus Don Juan
Lieder und Gesange aus der Jugendzeit, Book 1: No. 5. Phantasie aus Don Juan
Jugendlieder, Vol. 1 (text by P. Hohenberg): Jugendlieder, Vol. 1: Sehnsucht I
Jugendlieder, Vol. 2 (text by A. Holz and J. Schlaf): Er klagt das der Fruhling so kortz bluht
Jugendlieder, Vol. 2 (text by A. Holz and J. Schlaf): Regen
Schliesse mir die Augen beide (1st setting)
Schliesse mir die Augen beide (2nd setting)
4 Lieder, Op. 2 (text by C.F. Hebbel): 4 Lieder, Op. 2: No. 1. Schlafen, schlafen
An Leukon
Brettl-Lieder (text by F. Wedekind and H. Salus): No. 6. Galathea
Brettl-Lieder (text by F. Wedekind and H. Salus): No. 2. Einfaltiges Lied
Brettl-Lieder (text by F. Wedekind and H. Salus): No. 1. Der genugsame Liebhaber
2 Fables of Krilov, Op. 4 (arr. for voice and piano): No. 1. The Dragon-Fly and the Ant
2 Fables of Krilov, Op. 4 (arr. for voice and piano): No. 2. The Donkey and the Nightingale
A Charm of Lullabies, Op. 41: No. 1. A Cradle Song
A Charm of Lullabies, Op. 41: No. 2. The Highland Balou
A Charm of Lullabies, Op. 41: No. 3. Sephestia's Lullaby
A Charm of Lullabies, Op. 41: No. 4. A Charm
A Charm of Lullabies, Op. 41: No. 5. The Nurse's Song

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