R. Strauss: 3 Hymnen - Opera Arias

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1 Ariadne auf Naxos, Op. 60, TrV 228a: The Opera: Ein Schones war 05:53 192/24 Album only
2 Ariadne auf Naxos, Op. 60, TrV 228a: The Opera: Es gibt ein Reich, wo alles rein ist 05:23 192/24 Album only
3 3 Hymnen von Friedrich Holderlin, Op. 71, TrV 240: No. 1. Hymne an die Liebe 08:43 192/24 Album only
4 3 Hymnen von Friedrich Holderlin, Op. 71, TrV 240: No. 2. Ruckkehr in die Heimat 07:04 192/24 Album only
5 3 Hymnen von Friedrich Holderlin, Op. 71, TrV 240: No. 3. Die Liebe 06:39 192/24 Album only
6 Der Rosenkavalier, Op. 59, TrV 227: Act I: Die Zeit, die ist ein sonderbar' Ding 02:42 192/24 Album only
7 Der Rosenkavalier, Op. 59, TrV 227: Act I: Da geht er hin 04:56 192/24 Album only
8 Capriccio, Op. 85, TrV 279: Andante con moto - Morgen mittag um elf! 19:59 192/24 Album only

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“…Isokoski soars in the ecstatic Hölderlin settings.”

- Sunday Times, 2012

Four Stars. The beauty of Isokoski's singing, with its even, lustrous tone and quiet stylishness, almost goes without saying, and those qualities are at their most beguiling in the Three Hymns. “  

-The Guardian, 2012


The rarely recorded Three Hymns are coupled with arias from Ariadne auf Naxos, Der Rosenkavalier and Capriccio. Multiple award-winner Soprano Soile Isokoski, whose recording of the Four Last Songs won a Gramphone Award in 2002, performs those (and other) operas regularly at opera houses across the world including Vienna State Opera, Royal Opera House, Milan's La Scala, the Semperoper in Dresden, Paris and at festivals including Salzburg, Edinburgh, Orange and Savonlinna.


Three Hymns is a major work, and places considerable vocal demands on the soloist. These atmospheric concert pieces show Strauss' orchestration in full bloom.

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