Andreas Scholl

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Andreas Scholl (born 10 November 1967) is a German countertenor, a male classical singer in the alto vocal range, specialising in Baroque music.

Born into a family of singers, Scholl was enrolled at the age of seven into the boys choir. Aged 13, he was chosen from 20,000 choristers gathered in Rome from around the world to sing solo at a Mass held on 4 January 1981. Just four years later, Scholl was offered a place at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis, an institution that normally accepts only post-graduate students, based on the strength and quality of his voice. He has since become an instructor at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis, succeeding his own teacher, Richard Levitt.

Scholl's early operatic roles include his standing in for René Jacobs in 1993 at the Théâtre Grévin in Paris, where he caused a sensation. His major roles, such as his debut at Glyndebourne in 1998 as Bertarido in Handel's Rodelinda, a role he reprised at the Metropolitan Opera in 2006, were written for the 18th-century alto castrato Senesino.

The bulk of Scholl's recording career has been with Harmonia Mundi and Decca, and his CDs are among Harmonia Mundi's best sellers. He has worked with most contemporary Baroque specialists, including William Christie and Philippe Herreweghe, and is himself a song writer and composer of ballet and theatre music, with his own professional sound studio in Basel, Switzerland.

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Discography

Album

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1995 Stabat Mater Antonio Vivaldi; Andreas Scholl, Ensemble 415, Chiara Banchini 1
1995 Deutsche Barocklieder Andreas Scholl 2
1996 Vespro della beata Vergine Monteverdi; M.C. Kiehr, B. Borden, A. Scholl, J. Bowen, V. Torres, A. Murgatroyd, A. Abete, J. Draijer, Nederlands Kamerkoor, Concerto Vocale, René Jacobs 1
1996 English Folksongs & Lute Songs (Andreas Scholl feat. lute: Andreas Martin) Andreas Scholl 1
1998 Cantates pour alto J.S. Bach; Andreas Scholl, Orchestre du Collegium Vocale, Philippe Herreweghe 1
1998 Kantate: German Baroque Cantatas Andreas Scholl, Concerto di Viole, Basel Consort 2
1999 Heroes Andreas Scholl 1
1999 Matthäus-Passion J.S. Bach; Ian Bostridge, Franz-Josef Selig, Sibylla Rubens, Andreas Scholl, Werner Güra, Dietrich Henschel, Collegium Vocale Gent, Philippe Herreweghe 2
1999 Stabat Mater Pergolesi; Andreas Scholl, Barbara Bonney, Christophe Rousset, Les Talens Lyriques 1
2000 Andreas Scholl: Vivaldi Antonio Vivaldi; Andreas Scholl, Australian Brandenburg Orchestra, Paul Dyer 1
2001 A Musicall Banquet Andreas Scholl 1
2001 Johannes-Passion - St John Passion - Passion selon Saint Jean Johann Sebastian Bach; Sibylla Rubens, Andreas Scholl, Mark Padmore, Sebastian Noack, Michael Volle, Collegium Vocale Gent , Philippe Herreweghe 1
2001 Wayfaring Stranger Andreas Scholl 4 2
2003 The Art Of Andreas Scholl Andreas Scholl 1
2004 Arcadia (Accademia Bizantina feat. conductor, harpsichord: Ottavio Dantone, countertenor: Andreas Scholl) Andreas Scholl 1
2005 Arias for Senesino (Accademia Bizantina feat. conductor, harpsichord: Ottavio Dantone, countertenor: Andreas Scholl) Andreas Scholl 1
2007 Andreas Scholl Goes Pop Andreas Scholl & Orlando 1
2008 Crystal Tears Andreas Scholl 1
2009 Ode for the Birthday of Queen Anne George Frideric Handel; Guilmette, Scholl, Wolf, Vocalconsort Berlin, Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, Marcus Creed 1
2011 O Solitude Andreas Scholl 1
2011 Bach Cantatas Johann Sebastian Bach; Andreas Scholl, Kammerorchester Basel 2
2012 Wanderer Tamar Halperin & Andreas Scholl 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
2000 Andreas Scholl: The Voice Compilation Andreas Scholl 1
2006 The Best of Andreas Scholl Compilation Andreas Scholl 5 1

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