Andreas Scholl EN


6. 11. 2020

# Classical

The star countertenor takes a deep dive into the waters of folk song. The songs of Twilight People (named after a song by Ralph Vaughan Williams) are characterised by their timeless simplicity, and the song cycle creates a uniquely contemplative mood. A special online concert from the Kurhaus in Wiesbaden, filmed exclusively for Strings of Autumn.

Andreas Scholl and his musical and life partner Tamar Helperin share a passion for folk music and for songs which have been wth us for hundreds of years,  passed down from generation to generation. These songs are characterised by their timeless simplicity and directness, and the way they cut straight to the heart.


Twilight People is the first release from Berlin label Modern Recordings (BMG). It features Scholl’s carefully-curated selection of songs, couched in the refined arrangements of some of the most important composers of the twentieth century: Benjamin Britten, Aaron Copland, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Alaban Berg, and Arvo Pärt. The selections also take in new works: one by Israeli composer Ari Frankel, another by Joseph Tawadrios, the Egyptian al-ud (a sort of Arab lute) virtuoso.

‘Quite a few new kids on the countertenor block have come around since Scholl began his career, but there can be few who have such purity of tone, quasi-angelic lyricism and directness of utterance as the German singer.’


The Times

Detailed Schedule

Approx concert length

90 min

Interval: TBC

20 h—21.30 h

Andres Scholl – countertenor

Tamar Halperin – piano

Interval: TBC

A printed concert programme will be available at the venue.

Online Stream

A special ‘Wiesbaden>Prague’ concert from the Kurhaus in Wiesbaden, which you can enjoy in high-quality sound and vision from the comfort of your home – and for free!
Watch the concert on Friday 6th November from 8pm on the festival website and the website of ČT Art: