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A stunning recital disc which helped establish Scholl as the first countertenor superstar. The sound is outstanding, the voice perfectly balanced, the orchestral sonorities richly detailed and displaying an impressive tonal depth. In short, the complete artist and the ideal recording.
Handel: Admeto, Rè Di Tessaglia - Ouverture
Handel: Admeto, Rè Di Tessaglia - Ballo Di Larve
Handel: Admeto, Rè Di Tessaglia - Recitativo Accompagnato "Orride Larve"
Handel: Admeto, Rè Di Tessaglia - Aria "Chiudetevi, Miei Lumi"
Handel: Serse - Sinfonia
Handel: Serse - Recitativo "Frondi Tenere"
Handel: Serse - Aria "Ombra Mai Fù"
Handel: Giulio Cesare - Aria "Se In Fiorito Ameno Prato"
Handel: Giulio Cesare - Gigue
Handel: Giulio Cesare - Aria "Va Tacito"
Handel: Radamisto, Instr. Suite - 1. Passacaille
Handel: Radamisto, Instr. Suite - 2. Gigue
Handel: Radamisto, Instr. Suite - 3. Passepied
Handel: Radamisto, Instr. Suite - 4. Rigaudon
Handel: Rodelinda - Sinfonia, Recitativo "Pompe Vane Di Omrte"
Handel: Alexander's Feast, Concerto Grosso - 4. Andante Non Presto
“Scholl at his inimitable best: superbly accomplished and fully inside each character in turn.”
“Scholl is pre-eminent among today's countertenors for the fine quality, roundness and power of his voice as well as for the artistry of its usage. In this new recital, the sheer opulence of tone impresses afresh, and its firmness make the more dramatic vibrancy of Daniel's seem somewhat loosely focused... the recitative in Admento shudders with the hopelessness of 'omai tornate', and, in the solo from Rodelinda, Bertardio confronts his own epitaph with convincing emotion.”
“The highlights are the Serse, Alcina and Cesare arias: Handel doesn't come lovelier than this.”
“Here is another guaranteed hit for this justifiably acclaimed German countertenor.”
“Handel recitals do not come much better than this... Glorious music, superlative singing.”
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