Andreas Scholl tackles German Lieder

15 November 2012, 16:22

Renowned countertenor Andreas Scholl is trying something new on his latest album. After singing recitals for more than 20 years, he's decided to branch out and tackle a new genre: beautiful German Lieder by Mozart, Haydn, Brahms, and Schubert.

As a specialist in Baroque repertoire, Andreas shared his experiences of discovering German song with Anne-Marie Minhall. When you're branching out, how do you choose the best music from more than 100 years of songs?

He said: "The main reason for me to select repertoire is to find things that I really relate to, that I have a connection with, that I really love, and then I put them together."

Andreas sightread hours of Schubert's music with his wife in order to find his favourite songs; discover the motivation behind his choices in our interview below.

Andreas Scholl