Friday, October 14, 2011

Andreas Scholl Wows Critic in Los Angeles at Tour Launch

(Photo: James McMillan/Decca)
"Scholl sang with the refinement and intensity for which he is known. Phrases were perfectly shaped. His tone was pure... Accents and annunciation were as they should be: Each word could be understood and felt. Music of great character was delivered with great character but without great or unneeded exaggeration...Scholl is a model singer...The “Cold Song” from King Arthur turns shivering into proto-Minimalist astonishment, and Scholl made it seem remarkably of the moment, as if something by Michael Nyman for a Peter Greenaway film. I’ve long thought “Fairest Isle,” also from King Arthur, would make the greatest national anthem any country could ever hope for. Scholl, precise and fervent in his performance, would be my advocate." [Source]

American audiences have two more opportunities to see Andreas Scholl with The English Concert under the direction of Harry Bicket:

Carnegie Hall New York City
Thursday, October 20, 2011 8:00 pm

Jordan Hall Boston
Sunday, October 23, 2011 3:00 pm

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