V0655. LEA PILTTI, w.Zaun, Rother, Winter, Kretschmar & Seidler-Winkler Cond.: Songs by Scarlatti, Schubert, Schumann, Merikanto, Melartin & Johann Strauss; Arias from Lucia, Rigoletto, Idomeneo, Il Re Pastore & Ariadne auf Naxos; w.Richard Strauss (Pf.): Heimkehr; Waldseligkeit (both Acc. by the Composer). (Austria) Preiser 89603, recorded 1938-43, partially Broadcast Performances. Very long out-of-print, Final Copy! - 717281896030
"Born into a Finnish musical family….[Piltti’s] rise to fame was further boosted when she sang Zerbinetta in ARIADNE under the composer’s baton. At the conclusion of her big aria, Strauss turned to the audience and called out a resounding ‘Bravo’….The voice is sweet-toned if rather on the white side, but with an easy top, lacking any hint of shrillness. Her coloratura technique is generally sound, enabling her to tackle the fearsome peaks of Zerbinetta’s aria with consummate ease."
- Vivian A. Liff, AMERICAN RECORD GUIDE, July/Aug., 2005