Andreas Scholl

Andreas Scholl, Gabrieli Consort & Players, Paul McCreesh - Handel: Solomon (1999)

Andreas Scholl, Gabrieli Consort & Players, Paul McCreesh - Handel: Solomon (1999)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 02:37:19 | 763 MB
Genre: Classical, Oratorio | Label: ARCHIV Produktion | Catalog: 0289 459 6882 7

It's been conventional wisdom for several generations that Solomon, great oratorio though it may be, contains a lot of deadwood; conductors have regularly cut some items and changed the order of others. (Even John Eliot Gardiner's excellent recording cuts about 30 minutes of music.) Leave it to Paul McCreesh to give us the complete score–and demonstrate that Handel's original structure makes plenty of sense and that every number is worthwhile.
Andreas Scholl & Tamar Halperin - Wanderer (2012) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Andreas Scholl & Tamar Halperin - Wanderer (2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 82:57 minutes | 1.33 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front Cover

A new and exquisite collection of German songs from counter-tenor Andreas Scholl, providing a perfect balance between text and music. The choice of music reflects Scholl’s belief that music need not be confined in performance to a particular voice type, as long as “the singer’s approach is true.”
Andreas Scholl & Dorothee Oberlinger - Bach - Small Gifts (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Andreas Scholl & Dorothee Oberlinger - Bach - Small Gifts (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 75:31 minutes | 1.37 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

When J. S. Bach dedicated his “Brandenburg Concertos” to the margrave Christian-Ludwig, he labelled them as “small talents” given to him by the heavens. Under the title “small gifts”, Andreas Scholl together with Dorothee Oberlinger and her Ensemble 1700 present a pure Bach programme with a selection of vocal and instrumental works which gives a lively impression of Bach’s musical rhetoric.
Erika Stucky - Papito (feat. Andreas Scholl, FM Einheit, Knut Jensen & La Cetra Barockorchester) (2017)

Erika Stucky - Papito (feat. Andreas Scholl, FM Einheit, Knut Jensen & La Cetra Barockorchester) (2017)
Jazz, Pop | Total Time: 1:00:43 | WEB FLAC (tracks) & front cover | 308 MB
Label: TRATO

Erika Stucky war schon immer für Überraschungen gut. Seit bald 25 Jahren knüpft die Sängerin, Musikerin, Songschreiberin und Multimedia-Künstlerin spannende internationale Verbindungen, von Dino Saluzzi und Carla Bley bis hin zu einem Gastauftritt bei Elvis Costello. Darüber hinaus hat sie in dieser Zeit viele eigenwillige, teils verblüffende, stilübergreifende Formationen entwickelt. Stuckys neues Werk schlägt jetzt ein weiteres Kapitel auf, mit unerwartetem Inhalt.
Harry Bicket, The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Renee Fleming, Andreas Scholl - Handel: Rodelinda (2012) [Blu-Ray]

Harry Bicket, The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Renée Fleming, Andreas Scholl - Handel: Rodelinda (2012) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 197 min | 41,1 Gb
Audio1: Italian / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 24-bit

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,970 fps | 197 min | 10,6 Gb
Audio: Italian / DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | DECCA | Sub: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish

Renée Fleming and Andreas Scholl lead a superb cast in Stephen Wadsworth’s celebrated production of Handel’s Rodelinda from the Metropolitan Opera – based on the "Live in HD" transmission to cinemas worldwide. The title role is unique in featuring no less than eight magnificent arias. Renée Fleming’s triumph in the first run of the production was hailed by The New York Times, "Ms Fleming draws on every resource of her artistry in this portrayal: luminous sound, exquisite ornamentation, floating high notes, emotional volatility."
Lars Ulrik Mortensen, Concerto Copenhagen, Andreas Scholl - Handel: Giulio Cesare in Egitto (2007)

Lars Ulrik Mortensen, Concerto Copenhagen, Andreas Scholl - Handel: Giulio Cesare in Egitto (2007)
MPEG2 7500Kbps | NTSC 16:9 (720x480) | PCM Stereo, DTS 5.1 | 3h 36 (84:10 + 128:24) | 11.04 Gb
Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi Fr. | Subtitles: Italiano, Francais, English, Deutsch

This Harmonia Mundi DVD release of GIULIO CESARE from Denmark, recorded in 2005 is, quite simply, magnificent. Everything about this release signifies a major event, starting with the packaging. A beautifully produced gatefold DVD case, attractively and conveniently laid out. The booklet gives all the relevant information, with the synopsis synchronized with the tracks (the only drawback is that there are only 9 tracks for the first DVD, 15 for the second; given that Universal Classics painstakingly separates the recits from the arias {the Ponnelle film of COSI for example has over 35 tracks per DVD}, this is inconvenient, because you have to do more searching if you want to). Best of all, though, the booklet has a concise, scholarly, passionate essay written by Winton Dean; I find it amazing that he can convey the virtues and cover the relevant issues in so economical a fashion.
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Andreas Scholl, Ottavio Dantone, Accademia Bizantina - Arcadia (2003)

Andreas Scholl, Ottavio Dantone, Accademia Bizantina - Arcadia (2003)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 350 Mb | Total time: 78:00 | Scans included
Classical | Label: DECCA | # B0001808-02 | Recorded: 2002

Countertenor Andreas Scholl's new CD is devoted to little-known, late-17th- and early-18th-century cantatas whose subject matter is Arcadia, a real region in Greece, but more frequently evoked as an idyllic place filled with innocent, simple shepherds and shepherdesses. Scholl employs a more operatic tone and attitude than we're accustomed to from countertenors. Not only does he use vibrato and "lean" on the voice, but he dips down, as in the final moments of a cantata by Marcello, into a deep, dark baritone range. The effect is dramatic and apt. Elsewhere his tone is just gorgeous and always expressive, he pays attention to the text of these works and captures the theatrical moment in each. The last movement of a work by Francesco Gasparini is excitingly acrobatic. The Accademia Byzantina is a remarkable "backup" group and they get to play some purely orchestral works as well. This disc is a knockout; enjoy it.
–Robert Levine
Christophe Rousset, Les Talens Lyriques, Andreas Scholl, Barbara Bonney - Pergolesi: Stabat Mater, Salve Regina (1999)

Christophe Rousset, Les Talens Lyriques, Andreas Scholl, Barbara Bonney - Pergolesi: Stabat Mater, Salve Regina in F minor & A minor (1999)
EAC | APE | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 251 Mb | Total time: 60:33 | Scans included
Classical | Label: DECCA | # 466 134-2 | Recorded: 1999

Pergolesi’s sublime setting of the Stabat mater, a 13th-century text that was accepted as part of the Catholic liturgy only in 1727, was written at the end of his brief life (he died in 1736 at the age of 26) and suggests that had he lived longer his name might be as familiar as Vivaldi. Rossini, in particular, admired it to such an extent that he was reluctant to accept the commission for his own setting (1842) on the grounds that it could never equal Pergolesi’s.
It would be hard to imagine a better assemblage of performers than those gathered for this recording, and the result is perfection. Scholl’s voice is miraculously pure, focused and beautiful. And compared, say, to his 1995 recording of Vivaldi’s Stabat Mater, it has acquired a dramatic depth and shed its slightly antiseptic quality. It is impeccably complemented by Bonney’s lighter, brighter tone and equally graceful, sincere and unmannered interpretation. Properly, they never exaggerate or overplay the gravity and melancholy of the texts, leaving one in no doubt as to the spiritual and emotional essence of the work. Christophe Rousset inspires superlative playing from the young Lyon-based period-instrument ensemble Les Talens Lyriques, revealing every exquisite detail, layer and texture of the score. An outstanding achievement.
(Claire Wrathall, BBC Music Magazine)
Oswald von Wolkenstein, Andreas Scholl - Songs of Myself (2010) (Repost)

Oswald von Wolkenstein, Andreas Scholl - Songs of Myself (2010)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 80:53 | 358 MB
Genre: Classical, Medieval, Vocal | Label: Harmonia Munfi | Catalog: HMC 902051

German poet and musician Oswald von Wolkenstein (circa 1377-1445) made sure his legacy was secure by having his works compiled into collections during his lifetime. While he was certainly the author of the texts, it is less clear how many of the pieces, which number over 130, include his original music, and how many had his texts applied to preexisting works. In any case, it's an intriguing and attractive body of work, and this collection of 18 of his pieces, plus three other works, makes a fine introduction to his legacy.
Pergolesi - Stabat Mater, Salve Regina in f-moll & a-moll (Christophe Rousset, Andreas Scholl, Barbara Bonney) [1999]

Pergolesi – Stabat Mater, Salve Regina in f-moll & a-moll (Christophe Rousset, Andreas Scholl, Barbara Bonney) [1999]
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Scans | 1cd, 245.68 MB
Classical | Decca | 466 134-2

Certainly the somber beauty of Pergolesi's Stabat Mater for soprano, alto, and strings has a lot to do with its popularity. But it must be said that the story of the 26-year-old composer completing the work on his deathbed has always been too romantic for the public–or the music business–to resist. "The instant his death was known," wrote the famous 18th-century traveler Dr. Burney, "all Italy manifested an eager desire to hear and possess his productions." And so it's been ever since. In spite of the competition already on the market, it seems Decca just had to get its prize lyric soprano and hotshot young countertenor together to record the piece. –Matthew Westphal