Wild Rose / Karita Mattila, Ilmo Ranta
Fanfare (5-6/98, pp.236-37) - "Mattila is in radiantly lovely voice for this recital. The tone is shining and steady, produced evenly from top to bottom. The very beauty of the singing seizes the listener's attention immediately..."
BBC Music (3/98, p.65) - Performance: 5 (out of 5), Sound: 5 (out of 5) - "...In this satisfying, logical sequence of Lieder...[Karita Mattila's] voice sounds as distinctive as ever, big toned and milky smooth. Mattila's way of getting inside every piece and phrasing each with long-breathed musicality makes this a disc to return to again and again."
Catalog Number: ODE 897-2
Composer: Franz Schubert, Gustav Mahler, Johannes Brahms, Ludwig van Beethoven, Robert Schumann
Performer: Ilmo Ranta, Karita Mattila