Radio 3 Live in Concert: Soile Isokoski
Romantic songs from Wigmore Hall
Soprano Soile Isokoski performs a programme of romantic songs, including Strauss’s Schön sind, doch kalt die Himmelssterne, in which the protagonist claims to be willing to give up the stars for one look from their beloved and Allerseelen, in which the singer remembers a love that has been lost.
Also on the programme are lieder from Schubert and Brahms as well as four songs by Finnish composer Toivo Kuula, Jean Sibelius’s first composition student and Bernstein’s rather intriguingly titled I Hate Music. Soile is accompanied by pianist Ilkka Paananen.