Countertenor Andreas Scholl Sings the Cantata No. 82

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Countertenor Andreas Scholl talks with host Brian McCreath about life, music, and Bach, recorded in Oct. 2011, when Scholl visited Boston for a concert presented by the Celebrity Series of Boston.

On the program:

Cantata BWV 200 Bekennen will ich seinen Namen - Andreas Scholl, countertenor; Basel Chamber Orchestra

Violin Concerto E, BWV 1042 - Lisa Batiashvili, violin; Chamber Orchestra of the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra

Prelude and Fugue in B, BWV 868 - Andras Schiff, piano

Cantata BWV 82 Ich habe genug (translation) - Andreas Scholl, countertenor; Basel Chamber Orchestra

(image by James McMillan, courtesy of DECCA)

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