San Rocco, Venice, September 2002, with Accademia Bizantina
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|1||I am an unqualified
admirer of Andreas.
- James Bowman
|2||There are more excellent countertenors
before the public today than ever before ... but one of them stands out above all
others, as Caruso among tenors a century ago:
|3||I sat entranced; I
find his singing quite magical. He perfectly
captures the pathos in Handel's writing.
- James Bowman
|4||There is probably no living countertenor
whom I would rather hear singing these cantatas [ for
by J S Bach ] than Andreas Scholl.
|5||His technical excellence, his musicianship
and the sheer beauty of that voice are virtually
- The Independent
|6||The quality of his voice and the rare
sensibility he seems invariably to show towards
music and text are such as to win over the most
ardent detractors of the art of the male falsetto.
|7||Scholl's voice is pure and beautiful in
sound, his taste exquisite, his pitch and diction
immaculate. It is inadequate to compare Andreas
Scholl to many other counter-tenors now working,
even the finest of them. Instead, one is put in mind
of legendary past masters.
|8||His mercurial blend of intelligence,
compassion and a ravishingly beautiful, dauntingly
|9||He seems to be revealing the music instead
of obscuring it with vocal affectations.
- Opera News
|10||A ravishingly beautiful sound, a strong
technique and commendable attention to poetic texts.
|11||The subtle inflections, expressive
sensitivities, tonal shading and musicianship ... provide delights that only fall within the
gift of a few great singers in any one generation.
- Classic FM
|12||Unbelievably gorgeous and technically
flawless voice and singing ... casts a spell that remains long after the
music stops. The seamless, consistent tonal quality
from lowest to highest notes is a marvel, and the
sheer warmth and beauty of the sound renders
categorization irrelevant. This simply is an
exceptional and eminently listenable voice.
|13||Une intuition des notes et des mots sans
|14||Scholl's voice rushes through the
bloodstream, so tender and gravely beautiful that
time seems to stand still.
- The Times
|15||A voice of riveting presence and sensuous
beauty. His intelligence and stylistic acumen are
unfailingly in evidence ... a near-effortless technique.
|16||One of the world's most important singers.
- Robin Blaze
|17||Andreas Scholl has no rival that I can
think of in this [ J
S Bach ] repertoire.
|18||Andreas Scholl ... a rare talent. He has marvellous skills
of interpretation ... unequalled artistry.
- Classical Music On The Web
|19||You can hear Scholl's personal delight in
the music as he enjoys every line.
- Performance Today
|20||Undoubtedly the best equipped countertenor
of the day, perhaps any day.
- Opera Magazine
|21||Scholl's voice is aesthetically sensuous
with an essential quality of masculinity.
|22||His singing voice is a thing of
crystalline translucent purity, a surface of
polished silver, as clean as a whistle.
- BBC Music Magazine
|23||Scholl’s phrasing is unerringly fine,
displaying an innate musical sensitivity. His
diction is crystal clear and his communication of
the music arrestingly direct.
|24||The finest counter-tenor of our time.
- The Yorkshire Post
|25||Scholl possesses what is almost certainly
the most naturally beautiful and fluently produced
voice of any male alto today.
|26||Scholl is pre-eminent among today’s
countertenors for the fine quality, roundness and
power of his voice as well as for the artistry of
its usage. In [ the Ombra
fu CD ] the sheer opulence of tone impresses
afresh, and its firmness make the more dramatic
vibrancy of Daniels seem somewhat loosely focused.
|27||This is some of the finest heroic singing
I can remember hearing ... quite an exceptional recital in which one
of today's most beautiful and imaginatively used
voices is heard.
|28||Unwavering, faultless control.
|29||One of the most seductive countertenor
voices to be heard.
- Classic FM Magazine
|30||Andreas Scholl has one of the most
beautiful countertenor voices around, and sings his
music with great intelligence and expression.
|31||A feeling of utter freshness and
spontaneity in the singing: that sense of perfectly
controlled, on-the-spot creation that only the
greatest singers seem able to convey.
- Music Shelf
|32||The almost unearthly purity of Scholl's
line, his remarkable technical ability, and sheer
|33||One of the most important new discoveries
of the decade. Counter-tenor Andreas Scholl
has a voice that floats effortlessly throughout his
performances. It is entirely natural and at ease.
- Leisure Briton
|34||Scholl is an immaculate singer. His
counter-tenor voice combines a beautiful tone
quality, and evenness, with musical intelligence and
scrupulous attention to detail.
|35||Andreas Scholl ... brings both authority
and a beguiling sensuality to [ the role of Solomon
- BBC Music magazine
|36||Andreas Scholl’s countertenor is
formidable in every sense and transmits sturdy,
masculine emotion just as forcefully as the softer
|37||Scholl has the purest, most soulful voice
- Diakrisis International
|38||His voice is fresh, clear, and evenly
produced; his careful musicianship is reflected in
his effective phrasing, exquisite attention to
detail, and admirable diction.
- The Journal of Singing
|39||Andreas Scholl is a sensation in Europe,
and one can see why: his pure yet robust sound rings
out with an effortless clarity that gets under your
- Schwann Opus
|40||He has that ability to float a line
marvellously without ever compromising the clarity
of the text.
|41||His beautiful voice is flexible and rich
and full of colors not normally associated with his
- Classical Pulse!
|42||Scholl's faultless instrument is matched
by superbly vivid interpretations in both lieder and
- The Inkpot
|43||His innumerable subtle inflections of tone
and timing are more reminiscent of a good orator
than an opera singer.
- Matthew Westphal
|44||Andreas Scholl's secure, floating tone is
capable of delicacy, fullness, power, and a
remarkable range of color. With his fabulous
control, he is establishing a place at the very
forefront of the field. Mesmerizing.
- The Absolute Sound
|45||The kind of singing that makes the small
hairs bristle on the back of the neck.
- The Guardian
|46||Scholl's voice has a large compass which
takes him to surprising heights. He has amazing
control in the long legato melodies and is
- The Sunday Star & Times
|47||A wonderfully ample, creamy voice,
beautifully even and controlled, capable of a
poignantly soft top F and firm in profile in the
lower register; the latter elicits an outpouring, a
passionate one, of lovely tone.
|48||Ravishing beyond belief. Scholl could sing
Ring-a-Ring-a-Rosie for two hours and keep an
audience happy, such are the transcendent
perfection, marble smoothness and simple expressive
eloquence of his voice.
- The Sydney Morning Herald
|49||Superstar countertenor Andreas Scholl
combines unearthly purity with very earthly feeling.
- The Turn
|50||His voice is a miracle of purity,
limpidity and control.
- The Independent
|51||Scholl is clearly the most gifted
counter-tenor to have arrived on the scene for a
long time. His capacity to range from near-inaudible
inwardness to vigorous and assertive fury makes one
keen to hear anything in which he might plausibly be
- The Spectator
|52||Scholl's voice is a thing of wonder -- as
solid as a trumpet but light as a flute, with a
breathtakingly confident high range.
- Rick Anderson, University of North Carolina
|53||One of today’s most beautiful and
imaginatively used voices.
|54||Scholl's voice is a marvel: secure in
pitch, its sustaining power projects a feeling of
ease that eludes many countertenors, who often sound
merely like men who have mastered falsetto.
|55||The Heroic Handelian we have all been
|56||Andreas Scholl's singing of the five [ St
Passion ] alto arias for Herreweghe represents a
benchmark in beauty of tone and style.
- The Sunday Times
|57||His masterful control of the voice is
immediately striking and his pure, robust tone and
clear diction make for a wonderfully direct
communication of the texts. Scholl is perfectly at
home in any of the languages in which he is required
to sing, and he engages with varying emotions with
|58||It seemed we were hearing the most
beautiful noise in the world.
- The New Statesman
|59||Andreas Scholl is one of the most
intelligent and thoroughly musical singers alive.
|60||Il possède une solide technique,
qui lui permet d'aller à l'essentiel,
l'émotion! On l'a entendu dans le
répertoire baroque allemand, il excelle dans
Bach, et chez Vivaldi c'est toujours la même
- Canoe Culture
dich must be one of the most
heartbreakingly lovely performances of that
profoundly moving aria ever committed to disc, while
Können tränen is nothing less than
a master class in phrasing.
- Brian Robins, Fanfare
|62||Andreas Scholl leads the field in
terms of vocal acuity.
Musicall Banquet ] is one of those rare
recordings beyond any whiff of criticism. It
is, as I said, perfect.
|64||His phrasing is an object lesson in poise,
in the blend of plasticity and formal observance,
his diction is immaculate, his breath control
complete. Technical assurance, of course, is merely
a means to the musical end, and the range of emotion
Scholl finds within the relatively limited compass
Musicall Banquet ] is astonishing.
|65||... the combination of thrilling purity
that cuts a swathe through the air and the potent
emotion that fills the atmosphere in its wake.
- Kieran Falconer, BOL
|66||Every phrase and nuance is managed with
the utmost ease and assurance, as if every detail
has been thought and re-thought until they couldn't
possibly be managed any other way.
- Jim Svejda, Music Shelf
as sung by one of today's most extraordinary
singers, countertenor Andreas Scholl. His What though I trace
each herb and flower is one of many moments
when message and music fuse into a single
force. Scholl's soaring tone can be dark,
bright, cutting or imploring depending on dramatic
|68||Scholl has a pure, gloriously "musical"
voice, coming from his entire body - as far from a
falsetto or head voice as possible... and then
some - with a perfect projection ... fabulous
diction and a legato to die for...
- Janos Gereben
|69||... one of the finest voices of recent times,
an instrument capable of extraordinary technical
precision and tonal riches beyond the scope of other
falsettists ... an unaffected, totally beguiling
performance of Ombra
fu with an artistry known only to the
- Andrew Stewart
Scholls Stimme sei nicht von dieser Welt. Mit
ungeheuer langem Atem spinnt er nicht enden wollende
Phrasen, lang gehaltene Töne lässt er an-
und wieder abschwellen, um sogleich neue, endlose
Koloraturketten anzuhängen. Gerade in Vivaldis
Psalmvertonung erlebt man viele Momente, in denen man
als Zuhörer den Atem anhält - und viele
kämpfen mit Tränen. Eine schwache Ahnung der
Gesangskunst des 18. Jahrhunderts kommt auf, wenn
Scholl engelsgleich das Cum dederit aus dem Nisi
|71||Brillant ist seine Artikulation, rein die
Tongebung, gefühlvoll die Interpretation.
Scholl spielt mit Phrasen und Tönen, dosiert
die Dynamik. Dunkler und schöner kann
Seelenpein nicht artikuliert werden.
- Trierischer Volksfreund
|72||Andreas Scholl's Es
vollbracht [ is ] the work of a singer at his best, showing
yet again that Scholl is arguably the best Bach
- David Vickers, andante
|73||... grace, passion and clarity. Absolute
integrity of text ... daring intensity and nuance of committed
experience. He can sing lightly enough when needed,
but never without purpose and motivation.
- John Henken
|74||... polish ... control ... impeccable English diction and
- Anne Midgette, New York Times
|75||On ne sait qu’admirer le plus : la douceur
de la voix alliée à la vigueur de
l’interprétation, la virtuosité et la
sûreté sans faille des vocalises, la
suavité des passages
élégiaques, ou tout simplement la
musicalité de l’interprète.
- Catherine Scholler, forumopera.com
|76||On est totalement envoûté par
l'art du contre-ténor, par ces sons
filés, cette pureté de la ligne de
chant, cette grâce de la déploration.
- Mathilde Bouhon, forumopera.com
|77||Andreas Scholl does not just sing the
words. He lets the words sing.
- Anonymous SchollSoc author
|78||Scholl cultivates all the classical
virtues: pinpoint intonation, smooth register
alignment, perfect legato phrasing, and a
storyteller's sense of what the words mean. His art
is refined but never precious, and the voice per
se is simply ravishing.
- Peter G Davis, New York magazine
|79||A David for all to die
for. Scholl's voice can achieve anything he demands
of it. And his imaginative demands are the
highest: be it in David's anger and grief (in
Handel's Saul) or in his lament for
Jonathan, aching within the voice's low register.
- Hilary Finch, The Times
|80||... singing of quite
another order from the everyday, in which the phrasing
is so perfect that it is impossible to imagine it being
done otherwise, the tone so liquid and burnished and
redolent of so much immersion in the spirit of the music
(Saul) that you cannot help but become rapt
in contemplation of hearing such utter perfection. Aria
after aria, recitative one after the other, was
presented with the most blazing commitment, and the
audience’s absorption in his characterization was at a
rare level of intensity...
remarkable voice in a role (David) for which it was made.
- Melanie Eskanazi, Musicweb
|81||Scholl possesses a creamy, seamless
instrument over which he exercises unyielding
- William V Madison
|82||It is clear that he knows his way around his
words and notes, and, from his expert blending with
the instrumentalists, that he listens as completely as
- Patrick Giles
|83||It is not hard to understand the appeal of
his voice ...
its liquid tone and even more amazing
technique: he articulates runs with phenomenal
dexterity, and his breath control takes, well, one's
- The Times
|84||Singing in flawless unaccented English,
Scholl cultivates all the classical virtues: pinpoint
intonation, smooth register alignment, perfect legato
phrasing, and a storyteller's sense of what the words
mean. His art is refined but never precious, and the
voice per se is simply ravishing.
- New York Metro
|85||... the awesome
Andreas Scholl as David (in Saul), the
countertenor catching Symphony Hall's acoustic
perfectly with his clear, ringing timbres and later
the melting loveliness with which he delivered some of
Handel's most ravishing music.
- Birmingham Post
voice dusky and sensuous, caressed the syllables... stretching and
folding phrases with thrilling ease. He never ceased
to amaze and enthrall.
- Ted Shen, Chicago
acclaimed as the standard with which other
countertenors should be compared, and winner of
numerous prestigious awards, Scholl delivers to
perfection works written for the alto voice.
with perfect tenderness, in enchanting contemplation
and absolute intimacy.
|89||It is his
avoidance of the crass mannerisms of singers bent on
wooing a mass audience that succeeds in beaming light
on the radiant purity, flawless technique and
effortless agility of his voice.
- Canberra Times
|90||The melody soars as though on a gentle
breeze, not a wobble in the trajectory, not a
blemish in the tone.
- Financial Times
sound is something of an acquired taste but coming out
of Scholl's mouth it is as natural as Barbara Cook's
voice when she's singing a standard: perfectly
aspirated, sweet and clear, friendly and utterly
familiar. Scholl's voice is gravity-defying;
soft and agile. He shows great control and
consistency across his entire tonal and dynamic
range. His enunciation is first-rate and his
delivery is impressively sensitive to the meaning and
drama of the words he is singing. He even looks
- Australian Financial Review
|92||He took the liberty of extending the sighing
Aure and floating it across the audience from
right to left like a huge, silent, soaring
firebird. Just awesome.
- Australian Financial Review
highly refined artistry balances a richly moving
expressive range with an impeccable control of
ornament and intonation.
- The Advertiser (Australia)
|94||Scholl sings with
such natural ease that the strangeness of the
countertenor register is soon forgotten. He is
also an intelligent singer, with superb melding of
interpretation and expression. What's more, he is
completely unaffected on stage, never subordinating the
music to his performance.
- The Australian
Scholl sings with an ease and beauty that combine to
produce a voice that is truly individual - a miracle
not of hyped marketing of a perhaps underwhelming
talent, but of an astonishing natural vocalism that
has made him the most popular countertenor of his day.
- The Age
makes a fabulous sound with a hint of raw baritone at
the bottom, a masculine, metallic edge in the pearly
middle and a sexless, seraphic quality at the ethereal
- Evening Standard
half as many breaths as any other singer and did not
even break sweat. It was perfect singing.
- Evening Standard
tone is one of the wonders of the world - pure, true
and, despite its pitch, entirely masculine. For
a falsettist to fill the cavernous space of (London's
Royal Albert Hall) without amplification is a miracle
- Express on Sunday
controtenore Scholl incarna un ideale vocale che
assurge a compendio di perfetta integrazione fra
tecnicismo e calore espressivo, lezione di stile per
innumerevoli cantanti paludati in anacronistiche
- Mirko Schipilliti
|99--||... der weiche,
klare, flexible, leuchtend, derzeit unerreichte Altus
- Leipziger Volkszeitung
|100||The magic of
Scholl's voice is almost impossible to render in words,
because its softness is as sweet as honey, its sparkle
is comparable to the fire of jewels and its power has a
manliness quite in a league of its own.
- Henriette B. Stavis
impeccable technique soon swept you past the inherent
artificiality of the countertenor voice, and his
personality and ability to communicate then carried you
beyond sheer technique.
- New York Times
|102||There is certainly no finer natural voice
among countertenors today than that of Scholl, and few
more highly intelligent and sentient artists.
- Hilary Finch, The Times
maestría la sensación de artificialidad,
tiene una técnica asombrosa y, por encima de
todo, posee una musicalidad que convierte en oro casi
todo lo que toca.
- El Pais
[ in Rodelinda ]
bristled with inner life, the primary example being
Andreas Scholl. The role of Bertarido was his stage
debut in the production's first season; then, Scholl
was declared, in some quarters, to be hopelessly
wooden. More than three years later, that evaluation
is inconceivable, his physical presence seeming
consistently natural and his characterization
self-possessed. Acting appears to have been a
liberating influence on his vocal art; though he could
previously be accused of being too placid, no phrase
is taken for granted now. Any doubts about his voice's
ability to carry in a theater larger than the intimate
environs of Glyndebourne were banished by his easy
ability to be heard in the far reaches of the less
acoustically sympathetic [ Paris ] Châtelet. And his
vocal production is as even and natural as ever, from
top to bottom.
immaculate Andreas Scholl ...his high musical
intelligence and unique feel for the (Baroque) period...
- The Guardian
countertenor has a tone of such preternatural purity and
no other singer - of either sex - has his capacity to
transport the listener to a place of such otherworldly
- The Express on Sunday
|109||... une virtuosité,
un engagement et une présence dramatique
exceptionnels. Qualités éminentes
qu'Andreas Scholl possède au plus haut point.
- Festival de Beaune
|110||Scholl’s [ voice
] has a glowing warmth, absolutely seamless from
the lower depths to the upper reaches. He’s a natural
communicator — nothing arch or self-conscious about him.
Or arty. But his true art is one of uncommon
intelligence and depth.
|111||... Scholl is brilliant [ ... ] unique ability to mix
absolute interiority with splendid projection.
- Sydney Star Observer
unleashed a sweet flood of sound giving the impression
of tremendous spiritual centredness... The
whole concert was just bliss, every sweet second of it.
Scholl is the countertenor's countertenor.
- New York Times
only was his singing a wondrous amalgam of purity and
"character", his English letter-perfect, but he
evinced an involvement in the music - in the text,
really - that eluded his fellow soloists, as it does
most performers. Scholl's movements, his stage
presence, made him almost a narrator, relating, well,
the Greatest Story Ever Told. It was powerful and
engaging and only enhanced his magnetic music-making.
brilliant throughout [ the CD Saul
] but he is outstanding
in the aria O Lord, whose mercies
numberless, an emotional prayer of
entreaty for Saul who is jealous and enraged by
David’s popularity. This is as good as anything that I
have heard Scholl perform: vocally and dramatically
illuminated by Scholl’s unique ability to mix absolute
interiority with splendid projection.
it was testimony to the
power of this performance that Andreas
Scholl did not sing everyone off the stage. Yet his
was, of course, a David for all to die for. Scholl's
voice can achieve anything he demands of it. And his
imaginative demands are the highest: be it in David's
anger and grief, or in his lament for Jonathan, aching
within the voice's low register...
- The Times
Scholl, of course, is a David to die for. O Lord Whose Mercies was
written for that voice.
- Paul McCreesh
tips me towards McCreesh is the casting of Andreas
Scholl as David: serene, dulcet-toned and, when the
situation demands, excitingly dramatic...
- Richard Wigmore, BBC Music Magazine
sang Dowland's In
darkness let me dwell [ ... the ] keening
distress of the vocal line, broken only once by
"hellish, jarring sounds", was solitude incarnate.
- Edward Seckerson, The Independent
endlessly imaginative and delightfully spontaneous even
in the most demanding of arias [ ... ] sounds and
meaning crafted with almost Shakespearean guile
- Classic CD
||His voice has
more body and richness than most in his vocal category
but it's also enormously polished, sensitive and
- Dallas Morning News
||His voice is
sweet, yet substantial...
[He] seduces masterfully with
gorgeous, melifluous tones
- Classical Insites
||Scholl's singing of Erbarme dich may be one of the greatest performances of Bach in memory.|
sheer breathtaking beauty, Scholl's sound is in a
league of its own.
It was counter-tenor Andreas Scholl who stole the show [ Last Night of the Proms,
London, 2005 ] with his performances of three
Handel arias. Accompanied by the BBC Symphony
Orchestra [ ... ]
Scholl's purity of tone created a startling musical
intimacy, even in the party atmosphere of the Last
Night. Still more ravishing was his singing of Down by the Salley
Gardens, accompanied only by the gossamer
threads of [
John ] Williams's guitar.
Scholl has the world's
most cultured counter-tenor voice. And during his
three Handel arias [ Last Night of the Proms, 2005 ] some
6,000 people scarcely dared breathe, let alone pop
balloons, beep hooters, toss streamers or perpetrate
any of the other prepubescent japes that make the Last
Night the, er, unique occasion that it is. After
Scholl returned in the even noisier second half and
pulled off the same trick with a pianissimo folksong
and a Purcell air, I would have backed him to have
walked on water.
voice dusky and sensuous, caressed the syllables in [ Vedendo
stretching and folding phrases with thrilling ease. He
never ceased to amaze and enthrall.
- Chicago Tribune
Scholl's name has become synonymous with quality; he is
a rare breed of singer, one whose sound is never sterile
or inaccurate, and whose sense of the dramatic is only
equalled by an exceptional vocal agility... an
artist of exceptional value. His intonation is never in
doubt, enunciation always clear, and phrasing and
articulation so much the essence of musicianship...
Scholl's vocal production is almost instrumental-like in
its quality, responding to the [ABO's] orchestral
textures in a manner that is rarely surpassed elsewhere.
- Music Teachers review of Nisi Dominus
luminous sound, perfect intonation and stunning control
of long lines
- Clare Mackney, Birmingham Post
||... shivering beauty and elegance. What shone
through was the spellbinding purity and restraint of his
singing, and his exquisite characterisation. He launched every phrase perfectly, and
rounded off to perfection, every line thought through
and executed accordingly. There was no singer's ego,
simply a dedication to text and to delivering Handel's
line with restraint and impeccable tuning.
- Roderick Dunnett, the Independent
||... Er ist ein Meister der auf- und
verblühenden musikalischen Momente, hochvirtuos und
brilliant in den Bravourstücken, anrührend,
ohne Sentimentalität in den schwermütigeren
Gesängen, dabei immer vibrierend und intensiv.
combines extreme talent, with obvious, even
stereotypical, characteristics of his national and
local origins, apparent personal integrity and just a
touch of quirky individualism, for the total of which
a brief synonym is "cool".
clear and firm tone, his faultless taste and technical
perfection. One wants to listen to him for hours more.
His voice is almost entirely devoid of any
individuating subjectivity, of personal shades and
traits that would distinguish him from his peers.
Scholl stands above all of them. Unmistakeable
nevertheless, his voice sounds like voice-in-itself.
- Chicago Maroon
... an extraordinary musician, a rare singer of whom it seems that practically nothing is beyond his capabilities. With his pure tone and strong, unwavering line, he has achieved a vocal beauty unsurpassed among countertenors. He can float effortlessly to the top of his range and sustain extended notes with ease. His phrasing is astute -- smoothly flowing in some places, angular and terse elsewhere -- his diction impeccable, and he uses his well-controlled vibrato sparingly. But Scholl has more than just a great technique. He is also an immensely expressive interpreter and engaging performer.- The Australian
honey-hued counter-tenor Andreas Scholl, making his [
Met ] debut [ in Rodelinda
] proves himself to be not
only a consummate musician but a persuasive actor as
- The New Yorker
pitch is perfectly focused, his sound tender and
radiant... he can invest a phrase with very unboyish
- The New Times
to the ear.
- Dallas Morning News
stilistisch souveräne Countertenor Andreas Scholl...
- die Presse
Countertenor Andreas Scholl, ein ausgewiesener Experte
für Alte Musik, ist ohnehin "die" Besetzung
für den Alt-Part. Scholl ist eine
usnahmeerscheinung, ein Künstler, der die wohl
"künstlichste" Art des Singens als die
natürlichste Sache der Welt erscheinen
lässt. Sein Countertenor hat nichts von der
flächigen Weichheit, die die Stimmen auch guter
Techniker oft diffus wirken lässt. Sein Stimmsitz
ist präzise, doch nie eng im Ansatz, Kantilene
und Klang sind in jeder Lage vollendet abgerundet. Das
waren vierzig Minuten aus dem Musterbuch der
- der Standard 140
combines ] rock-star charisma with a voice that travels
directly down your spine.
- The Guardian
aria Ch’io parta!
(Must I leave?) drew singing of such exquisite
pathos from Andreas Scholl that the entire (Royal Albert
Hall) audience was held entranced. A few moments of
- London Evening Standard( (Partenope, Proms 2009)
brilliantly sung and acted by Andreas Scholl.
- Michael Tanner, The Spectator (Partenope)
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Ich will dich
|Ich will dich nicht hören
Ich will/mag dich nicht wissen.
Verworfene/verbotene Wollust, ich kenne dich nicht.
Denn die Schlangen
So mich wollten wiegend fangen,
Hab ich schon lange zermalmet, zerrissen.
|I will not listen to you,
I don't want to know you.
Spurned/forbidden Greed, I don't know you.
For the serpents
Which would have caressingly caught me,
I crushed and ripped to pieces long ago .
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