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April 13, 2007

Soile Isokoski has won BBC Music Magazine's award for disc of the year for her recording of  Sibelius: Luonnotar; Orchestral Songs
Soile Isokoski (soprano), Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, cond Leif Segerstam

"Sibelius's songs are still under-exposed, their settings in Finnish and Swedish perhaps creating a language barrier, but the programme here, ranging through some of the best of them, shows that emotion can transcend language. They are sung by Isokoski with a potent mix of tenderness and passion, a richness of voice and subtle dynamic inflections, with soaring lines beautifully floated and tailored."--Geoffrey Norris,

2007  disc of the year--BBC Music Magazine