Monday, December 10, 2012 - 8:00pm
Andreas Scholl, countertenor
Music of Haydn, Schubert, Brahms, Mozart and more
MONDAY, DECEMBER 10 | 8 PM
SPRAGUE MEMORIAL HALL
free; no tickets required
Andreas Scholl has released a series of extraordinary solo recordings: the most recent being Wanderer - a disc of German Lied. Other notable releases include Bach cantatas with kammerorchesterbasel, O Solitude – an all-Purcell album with Accademia Bizantina which won the 2012 BBC Music Magazine award, Arias for Senesino - for which he won the 2006 Classical Brit Singer of the Year award, Heroes - a disc of arias by Handel, Mozart, Hasse and Gluck, Robert Dowland’s A Musicall Banquet, Vivaldi Motets with the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra, Wayfaring Stranger - a selection of specially arranged English and American folksongs with Orpheus Chamber Orchestra and Arcadia - a collection of rare and unpublished cantatas by composers from Rome’s Arcadian Circle - all of which are released on Decca. His discography also includes recordings for Deutsche Grammophon.
Born in Germany, Andreas Scholl’s early musical training was with the Kiedricher Chorbuben. He later studied under Richard Levitt and René Jacobs at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis. He is a winner of the 1999 ECHO Awards, Prix de l’Union de la Presse Musicale Belge and the Middle Ages/Renaissance category of the 2002 Edison Awards for his recording of A Musicall Banquet. He won a second ECHO Award in 2005 for his composition for Deutsche Grammophon’s audio-book of Hans Christian Andersen’s The Emperor’s New Clothes and The Nightingale.