Andreas Scholl sings Vivaldi - Australian Chamber Orchestra

Andreas Scholl sings Vivaldi

3 - 9 October 2013

Program

VIVALDI Concerto Grosso, RV117
PÄRT Da Pacem Domine
SCHNITTKE String Quartet No.3
PÄRT Wallfahrtslied (Pilgrim's Song)
PÄRT Es sang von langen Jahren
BACH The Art of Fugue; Contrapunctus 1-4
PÄRT Vater unser
VIVALDI Stabat Mater

Artists

Andreas Scholl Counter Tenor
Helena Rathbone Violin
Rebecca Chan Violin
Christopher Moore Viola
Timo-Veikko Valve Cello
Maxime Bibeau Double Bass


Andreas Scholl is famous worldwide for his stylish performances of Baroque music and it is uplifting to perform Vivaldi's Stabat Mater with him, as it is to begin the concert with Vivaldi's sprightly Concerto Grosso RV117.

Excitingly, in this concert, Scholl fulfils a longheld desire to match contemporary music with the Baroque.  Arvo Pärt's vocal lines are as consoling and ideal for the intense beauty of Scholl's voice as Vivaldi's. 

The Guardian

"The kind of singing that makes the small hairs bristle on the back of the neck."

Gramophone

"His mercurial blend of intelligence, compassion and a ravishingly beautiful, dauntingly precise voice."

Classic FM

"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."

Sydney Morning Herald

"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."

Stereophile

"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."

Murray Black, The Australian

"Sensitively shaped and laced with discreet lashings of vibrato, Scholl's poignant reading conjured up a moment of sheer magic."

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Audience member

"Great concert tonight at the Melbourne Recital Centre. Andreas Scholl's tone was sublime & it was great to hear some 20th Century music!"

Audience member

"Floating on air after [the] Andreas Scholl and ACO concert at the Melbourne Recital Centre tonight. Superb music... very special to hear such a special voice."

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