Finnish soprano Soile Isokoski's recording of orchestral songs by Jean Sibelius has been awarded ‘Disc of the Year' at the BBC Music Magazine Awards 2007, in addition to winning the 'Vocal Award' (ODE 1080-5
). The awards were presented to the soloist and to conductor Leif Segerstam - who on this disc leads the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra in eighteen of Sibelius's orchestral songs and the tone poem Luonnotar - at the official awards ceremony on April 11th, 2007.
The record was recorded at the Finlandia Hall in Helsinki. Recording format was DSD. This record is produced as PureDSD. Not at any stage was the audio converted to PCM-format.