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Heroes [CD]

Andreas Scholl Audio CD
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“Andreas Scholl has the world’s most cultured counter-tenor voice. And during his three Handel arias some 6,000 people scarcely dared breathe.”
Richard Morrison in the Times (2005, reviewing the “Last Night of the Proms”)
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  • Performer: Andreas Scholl
  • Orchestra: Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
  • Conductor: Roger Norrington
  • Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, George Frideric Handel, Johann Adolf Hasse, Christoph Willibald Gluck
  • Audio CD (19 April 1999)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Decca
  • ASIN: B00000IX7A
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 50,933 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Song TitleArtist Time Price
Listen  1. Handel: Serse / Act 1 - Rec. "Frondi tenere e belle"Orchestra Of The Age Of Enlightenment0:38£0.39  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Handel: Serse, HWV 40 / Act 1 - "Ombra mai fù"Orchestra Of The Age Of Enlightenment 2:58£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Handel: Semele HWV 58 / Act 2 - Where'er you walkOrchestra Of The Age Of Enlightenment 4:09£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Handel: Saul, HWV 53 / Act 2 - 46. Air: Such haughty BeautiesOrchestra Of The Age Of Enlightenment 3:54£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Handel: Saul, HWV 53 / Act 1 - 32. Air: O Lord, whose Mercies numberlessOrchestra Of The Age Of Enlightenment 5:40£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Handel: Rodelinda / Act 3 - Vivi, tiranno, io t'ho scampatoOrchestra Of The Age Of Enlightenment 5:48£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Handel: Rodelinda / Act 2 - Con rauco mormorioOrchestra Of The Age Of Enlightenment 5:41£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Handel: Giulio Cesare / Act 3 - Dall'ondoso periglioOrchestra Of The Age Of Enlightenment 1:39£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Handel: Giulio Cesare / Act 3 - Aure, deh, per pietàOrchestra Of The Age Of Enlightenment 4:56£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Hasse: Artaserse - Opera in 3 Acts - Pallido il soleOrchestra Of The Age Of Enlightenment 4:07£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Gluck: Orfeo ed Euridice (Orphée et Eurydice) - Sung in Italian/Vienna version (1762) / Act 3 - Aria: "Che farò senza Euridice?"Orchestra Of The Age Of Enlightenment 3:47£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Mozart: Ascanio in Alba, KV 111 / Part 2 - Al mio ben mi veggio avantiOrchestra Of The Age Of Enlightenment 3:45£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Gluck: Telemaco, or L'isola di Circe - dramma per musica in 2 Acts - Ah! non turbi il mio riposoOrchestra Of The Age Of Enlightenment 3:32£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen14. Mozart: Mitridate, re di Ponto, K.87 / Act 1 - "Venga pur, minacci e frema"Orchestra Of The Age Of Enlightenment 7:11£0.79  Buy MP3 

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It's tempting to describe Andreas Scholl's voice as one of the most sheer and beautiful around today. Certainly as far as countertenors go (of which we seem to have an epidemic at the moment) he's at the very top of the pile. But there's more to his art than simple beauty; it's the way he uses his voice, leaning on this word or that to indescribably plangent effect. In that respect he brings his great predecessor, Alfred Deller, to mind, though technically he's more assured than the older figure. The disc is titled Heroes; if you have to give it a name, it could just as easily have been called Greatest Baroque Hits for Countertenor because they're all here, from the melting "Ombra mai fu" from Handel's Serse to Gluck's "Che farò senza Euridice" from Orfeo ed Euridice. And among these heroes there are also plenty of men of action--sample Mozart's "Venga pur, minacci e frema" from Mitridate or "Vivi, tiranno" from Handel's Rodelinda. The accompaniments directed by Roger Norrington provide a perfect backdrop for the soloist and the recording is well up to Decca's usual high standards. Perhaps this is Scholl's best disc yet, which is high praise indeed--buy it and find out for yourself. --Harriet Smith

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Breathtaking 8 April 2011
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When Andreas Scholl expresses his desperation about the loss of Euridice I feel my neckhair raising. Even when he whispers his sound remains clear without cheap vibrations. When this track from Orfeo (by Chr.W. Gluck)was the only one on this cd, it was worth buying this cd. But the rest on it is also heavenly.
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19 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb 5 Sep 2005
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As a mezzo who loves singing the Mozart and Gluck trouser repertoire I am naturally suspicious of counter tenors, but after many playings of this wonderful recital of arias, every one of which I covert for myself, I finally admit to loving this wonderful counter tenor in the shape of Andreas Scholl. I discovered this disc after hearing Venga Pur, Minacci e Frema played on Classic FM. Determined to include this aria in a recital as soon as possible I quickly tracked down the recording, as well as a very expensive Barenreiter score of Mitridate - worth every penny! However, many more treats were in store. Every aria on this CD is sung with elegance, refinement, brilliance, and the most staggeringly impressive technique. My only slight reservation is Che Faro - but again, this may well be pure prejudice since I have sung that wonderful role and consider it my own (and maybe Janet Baker's!). Whatever your position on the counter tenor voice, you must hear this recording, and if you love Mozart, Handel and Gluck, it is required listening.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely tingling 9 Oct 2002
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I only discovered Andreas Scholl about six months ago, and was immediately attracted by the deapth and clarity of his voice. I have listened since then to several other counter tenors but none of them are in the same league; he is the true master of his art.
Heroes is a superb mix of music that I just don't tire of listening to, even after playing it many times. There are still occassions when the emotion in Scholl's voice makes the hairs on the back of my neck stand up.
I hope it gives you as much pleasure as it has given me
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17 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars words cannot describe this 25 Feb 2000
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Quite simply one of the finest recordings of the year. Andreas Scholl's lyricism cannot be matched by any of his peers. Once bought, this album will get right under your skin, guaranteed.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Flawless 21 Jun 2014
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Scholl yet again excels with the customary purity of tone, breathtaking agility and wonderful characterisation. Highly recommended to lovers of the countertenor voice and this repertoire.
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5.0 out of 5 stars brilliant..... 15 May 2014
By carnies
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first album I purchased of andreas scholl after hearing album at friends house , this is among his best ,his voice is quality and sings bach,handel , gluch amazing , I love his vivaldi cds , I now have all his albums and saw him live at proms were he was excellent . if u have never listened to countertenor before this album will be a great start .
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5.0 out of 5 stars Andreas has a voice which you'll either love or hate, but either way...
It seems a very long time ago since I purchased this product and to be honest I cannot say that it has stayed in the memory especially, but I don't recall any issues with it.
Published 5 months ago by Stuart King
5.0 out of 5 stars Love the sound
What can I say a classy CD from a classy singer. Scholl is a star performer, with a warm rich high voice.
Published 5 months ago by Anne E Sapcote
5.0 out of 5 stars Great disc
Andreas Scholl has the most amazing voice. These are performances of unimaginable perfection! If you are unsure whether you like the counter-tenor voice, these arias will make up... Read more
Published 11 months ago by G. Bancroft
5.0 out of 5 stars Thoroughly and overwhelmingly wonderful!
If you're new to Andreas Scholl, this CD is a great place to start. If you are already under his spell, you are in for another sensational, exhilarating and mesmerizing musical... Read more
Published on 2 Jun 2012 by Blaumeise
5.0 out of 5 stars Mind-boggling!
A superb cd with a genius singing. I didn't know Scholl before but am a convert! I also have cds The Voice and Arias for Senesino - if you like this one you will also love those. Read more
Published on 26 July 2009 by D. Green
5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent album from this marvellous countertenor
I'm no expert in classical music and found my way to this album by a rather circuitous route. I hadn't heard a countertenor before listening to a snippet of Andreas Scholl singing... Read more
Published on 16 Mar 2007 by Helen Hancox
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