- Audio CD (April 1 1999)
- SPARS Code: DDD
- Number of Discs: 1
- Label: harmonia mundi
- ASIN: B00000IL49
- Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #8,280 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
|1. Admeto, Re di Tessaglia: Ouverture|
|2. Admeto, Re di Tessaglia: Ballo di Larve|
|3. Admeto, Re di Tessaglia: Recitativo-accompagnato|
|4. Admeto, Re di Tessaglia: Aria|
|5. Serse: Sinfonia|
|6. Serse: Recitativo|
|7. Serse: Aria|
|8. Giulio Cesare In Egitto: Aria|
|9. Giulio Cesare In Egitto: Gigue|
|10. Giulio Cesare In Egitto: Aria|
|11. Radamisto: Passacaille|
|12. Radamisto: Gigue|
|13. Radamisto: Passepied|
|14. Radamisto: Rigaudon|
|15. Rodelinda, Regina de Langobardi: Sinfonia - Recitativo|
|16. Rodelinda, Regina de Langobardi: Aria|
|17. Rodelinda, Regina de Langobardi: Sinfonia|
|18. Rodelinda, Regina de Langobardi: Accompagnato|
|19. Rodelinda, Regina de Langobardi: Aria|
|20. Alcina: Aria|
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I differ from many of my American counterparts in that I think the quality and beauty of the voice can be enough in and of itself. Perhaps this is why, for example, I adore Joan Sutherland. She may have had the acting ability of an armchair, but she redeemed herself with truly glorious singing, leaving a legacy few sopranos today can even hope to match.
Having said all that (thanks for hearing me out!), I would encourage anyone, expert or novice, to buy this CD. Perhaps there a few more instrumental tracks that one would want, but overall, Harmonia Mundi had a great idea in mind. If you want to hear nothing but Scholl, you can buy The Voice, which I also highly recommend.
One of my personal favorites is his interpretation of Va, Tacito, from Giulio Cesare. Just listen to the variations he includes in the last repeat of the da capo aria. To say that I was enraptured would be an understatement. Another great selection is Fronde Tenere/Ombra Mai Fu. Instead of trying to "ham it up", he just sings it with beauty and clarity, with an amazing upper register.Read more ›
Andreas Scholl is one of the leading countertenors in the world and I believe that this is the perfect CD to get to know him! I'm absolutely sure that you'll end up wanting to buy many more of his recordings and that you'll never be dissapointed by any of them!
I've have been enjoying this CD for almost 5 years already! So much so that recently (May 2004), when I decided to buy a new home sound system, I carried it along with me in order to be able to compare the options that I had!