Symposium

On Beauty and Truth in Music

Andreas Scholl

With his famously strong and clear voice and his exceptional vocal range, countertenor Andreas Scholl performs the great works of the Baroque and Renaissance in a truly unique way. At the Nexus Symposium, he speaks of beauty and truth in music. For what is it that makes a musical performance truthful? Where in music does beauty reside, and how do you evoke it as a performing musician? Scholl is accompanied by members of the Combattimento Consort Amsterdam, directed by Jan Willem de Vriend.

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Andreas Scholl and the Combattimento Consort Amsterdam with Jan Willem de Vriend perform Vergnugte Ruh, beliebte Seelenlust by Bach, one full tone lower.

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Andreas Scholl and the Combattimento Consort Amsterdam with Jan Willem de Vriend perform the first and second movement of Stabat Mater by Vivaldi, the Ricordi version.

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Andreas Scholl on musical rhetoric, and on the relation between the composer, the musician and the audience.

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Andreas Scholl on true beauty and the cliche.