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Andreas Scholl - Kantate
Heinrich Schutz, Dietrich Buxtehude, Johann Christoph Bach
Andreas Scholl - Kantate
Genres: Special Interest, Pop, Classical
 
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Sublime is the only word for it. We're talking about the voice of countertenor Andreas Scholl--and you will be talking about it too, between many repeat plays of this outstanding disc, which deserves to win whatever awards...  more »

      
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Sublime is the only word for it. We're talking about the voice of countertenor Andreas Scholl--and you will be talking about it too, between many repeat plays of this outstanding disc, which deserves to win whatever awards are given this year for vocal performance. Although this magnificent program of German Baroque cantatas for solo voice and various accompaniments (including viols, lute, and harpsichord) has much to offer purely on the strength of its astonishingly beautiful music, it's the voice of Scholl, served by faultless musical instincts and unequalled technical facility, that elevates these mortal scores to the most rarefied realm of high art. Scholl's voice--which has no discernible register break--and his interpretive delivery have been accurately described as "seductive," "alluring," and "potent." You'll certainly find your own descriptive terms, but one thing is certain to be shared by all who listen to this disc: your CD library will grow in direct proportion to the number of Scholl discs in the catalog. --David Vernier

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Christine Weinman | Los Angeles | 08/28/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This was my first Andreas Scholl CD, I purchased it immediately after hearing it played in a store. From the first listen over a year ago until now it still profoundly affects me. Alternatingly slow and brooding to more uptempo, the beautiful music and haunting voice are the perfect accompaniment to those moments of pensive introspection."