Heroes

Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Benjamin Ivry
Pop diva Mariah Carey doesn't have the patent on heroes. Here is a young German man -- with a voice only slightly lower than Mariah's -- offering tribute to the heroic figures from operas by Handel, Gluck, and Mozart. Andreas Scholl's achingly pure sound is in the tradition of Alfred Deller, the great British father of the countertenor revival. Deller's voice was drenched in a Callas-like sadness, while Scholl's has a gleaming quality. However forlorn the aria, like the lament for a lost love in Gluck's "Orfeo," the singer is triumphant, conquering all technical and musical challenges. Scholl's effortless elegance makes him the Fred Astaire of countertenors, and that's...
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Benjamin Ivry
Pop diva Mariah Carey doesn't have the patent on heroes. Here is a young German man -- with a voice only slightly lower than Mariah's -- offering tribute to the heroic figures from operas by Handel, Gluck, and Mozart. Andreas Scholl's achingly pure sound is in the tradition of Alfred Deller, the great British father of the countertenor revival. Deller's voice was drenched in a Callas-like sadness, while Scholl's has a gleaming quality. However forlorn the aria, like the lament for a lost love in Gluck's "Orfeo," the singer is triumphant, conquering all technical and musical challenges. Scholl's effortless elegance makes him the Fred Astaire of countertenors, and that's plenty heroic.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/11/1999
  • Label: Decca
  • UPC: 028946619629
  • Catalog Number: 466196

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Serse (Xerxes), opera, HWV 40: Frondi tenere - George Frideric Handel & Roger Norrington (0:36)
    Composed byGeorge Frideric Handel
    Conducted byRoger Norrington
    Performed byRoger Norrington, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Andreas Scholl
  2. 2 Serse (Xerxes), opera, HWV 40: Ombra mai fu - George Frideric Handel & Roger Norrington (3:02)
    Composed byGeorge Frideric Handel
    Conducted byRoger Norrington
    Performed byRoger Norrington, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Andreas Scholl
  3. 3 Semele, oratorio, HWV 58: Where'er you walk - George Frideric Handel & Roger Norrington (4:08)
    Composed byGeorge Frideric Handel
    Conducted byRoger Norrington
    Performed byRoger Norrington, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Andreas Scholl
  4. 4 Saul, oratorio, HWV 53: Such haughty beauties - George Frideric Handel & Roger Norrington (3:55)
    Composed byGeorge Frideric Handel
    Conducted byRoger Norrington
    Performed byRoger Norrington, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Andreas Scholl
  5. 5 Saul, oratorio, HWV 53: Oh Lord, whose mercies numberless - George Frideric Handel & Frances Kelly (5:39)
    Composed byGeorge Frideric Handel
    Conducted byRoger Norrington
    Performed byRoger Norrington, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Andreas Scholl
  6. 6 Rodelinda, regina de' Langobardi, opera, HWV 19: Vivi, tiranno! - George Frideric Handel & Roger Norrington (5:49)
    Composed byGeorge Frideric Handel
    Conducted byRoger Norrington
    Performed byRoger Norrington, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Andreas Scholl
  7. 7 Rodelinda, regina de' Langobardi, opera, HWV 19: Con rauco mormorio - George Frideric Handel & Sarah Fulgoni (5:40)
    Composed byGeorge Frideric Handel
    Conducted byRoger Norrington
    Performed bySarah Fulgoni, Roger Norrington, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Andreas Scholl
  8. 8 Giulio Cesare in Egitto, opera, HWV 17: Dall'ondoso periglio - George Frideric Handel & Roger Norrington (1:35)
    Composed byGeorge Frideric Handel
    Conducted byRoger Norrington
    Performed byRoger Norrington, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Andreas Scholl
  9. 9 Giulio Cesare in Egitto, opera, HWV 17: Aure, deh, per pietà spirate - George Frideric Handel & Roger Norrington (5:00)
    Composed byGeorge Frideric Handel
    Conducted byRoger Norrington
    Performed byRoger Norrington, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Andreas Scholl
  10. 10 Artaserse, opera: Pallido il sole - Johann Adolf Hasse & Roger Norrington (4:08)
    Composed byJohann Adolf Hasse
    Conducted byRoger Norrington
    Performed byRoger Norrington, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Andreas Scholl
  11. 11 Orfeo ed Euridice, (Italian version), opera in 3 acts, Wq. 30: Che farò senza Euridice? - Christoph Willibald Gluck & Roger Norrington (3:47)
    Composed byChristoph Willibald Gluck
    Conducted byRoger Norrington
    Performed byRoger Norrington, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Andreas Scholl
  12. 12 Ascanio in Alba, opera, K. 111: Al mio ben mi veggio avanti - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Roger Norrington (3:45)
    Composed byWolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Conducted byRoger Norrington
    Performed byRoger Norrington, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Andreas Scholl
  13. 13 Telemacco, nell'isola di Circè, opera in 2 acts, Wq. 34: Ah! non turbi il mio riposo - Christoph Willibald Gluck & Roger Norrington (3:34)
    Composed byChristoph Willibald Gluck
    Conducted byRoger Norrington
    Performed byRoger Norrington, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Andreas Scholl
  14. 14 Mitridate, rè di Ponto, opera, K. 87 (K. 74a): Venga pur, minacci e frema - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Roger Norrington (7:06)
    Composed byWolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Conducted byRoger Norrington
    Performed byRoger Norrington, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Andreas Scholl
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Performance Credits
Andreas Scholl Primary Artist
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