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Andreas Scholl
Halperin
Twilight People

For as long as they can remember, Andreas & Tamar have been passionate about folk songs. These songs have been around for hundreds of years, being passed on orally from one generation to the next, and characterised by an unassuming simplicity & directness that often go straight to the heart.

 

In the “Twilight People” such simple folk melodies are paired with piano arrangements by 20th-century composers Benjamin Britten, Aaron Copland, Ralph Vaughan Williams, and Alban Berg.

 

The album also features two new, previously unpublished songs by young composers: Israeli poet composer Ari Frankel, and Egyptian our-virtuoso Joseph Tawadros, who also joins Tamar & Andreas with his oud on this recording (perhaps the only (!) existing recording for such an ensemble: piano, out, & countertenor).

About the Artist (Read more)

Since more then 25 years Andreas Scholl is one of the leading countertenors of his generation. He has recorded many albums for Decca, Sony or Harmonia Mundi. He has played the most prestigious venues around the world.

 

With his wife Tamar Halperin he has recorded already the album „The Wanderer“. Tamar  released her solo-debut „Satie“ 4 years ago.

 

For many years both share a passion for folk songs and music. These song have existed for hundreds of years, and were transmitted orally from one generation to the next. They are characterized by a simplicity and directness, which often go straight to the heart. 

 

In “Twilight People,” such simple folk melodies are paired with piano arrangements by 20th-century composers Benjamin Britten, Aaron Copland, Ralph Vaughan Williams, and Alban Berg. The album also feature two new song  by young composers: Israeli poet composer Ari Frankel, and Egyptian oud-virtuoso Joseph Tawadros, who also joins Tamar & Andreas with his oud on this recording. 

 

The juxtaposition of old & new, classical & folk, east & west, results in an unusual, haunting journey through the vastness of cultures & time.