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Philippe Jaroussky, Ensemble Artaserse - Vivaldi "Pietà": sacred works for alto (2014)

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Philippe Jaroussky, Ensemble Artaserse - Vivaldi "Pietà": sacred works for alto (2014)

Philippe Jaroussky, Ensemble Artaserse - Vivaldi "Pietà": sacred works for alto (2014)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 359 Mb | Total time: 78:30 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Erato | # 0825646257508 | Recorded: 2014

French countertenor Philippe Jaroussky, whose honey-sweet voice perhaps remains the best introduction to the countertenor voice for the skeptical, attempts something new with the collection of gorgeous and generally underrated Vivaldi works. It might, therefore, not be perfectly appropriate as an introduction to Jaroussky, but it's a daring and altogether engrossing project. The collection is accurately billed as a group of sacred works for alto, which makes it a surprising attempt for : his voice corresponds most closely to a mezzo-soprano range, and he has in the past taken on full-scale operatic arias where his voice blooms into a colorful and attractive top. Here he deliberately forbids himself that part of his vocal repertoire, even in faster, more athletic pieces that would seem to permit it.

Philippe Jaroussky - La Voix des Reves: Greatest moments in concert (2012) [BDRip]

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Philippe Jaroussky - La Voix des Reves: Greatest moments in concert (2012) [BDRip]

Philippe Jaroussky - La Voix des Rêves: Greatest moments in concert (2012) [BDRip]
BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 161 min | 7,79 Gb
Audio: AC3 / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 640 Kbps
Classical | Virgin Classics | Sub: English, German, French, Italian, Spanish

LA VOIX DES RÊVES - Greatest Moments in Concert” (available on DVD & Blu Ray) features video footage from a number of occasions and venues – including items from a concert given among the crystal chandeliers of the splendid Galerie des Glaces in the palace of Versailles, and works by Handel and Vivaldi performed in another jewel of French Baroque architecture, the sumptuously decorated Chapelle de la Trinité in Lyon.

Philippe Jaroussky, Max Emanuel Cencic, William Christie, Les Arts Florissants - Duetti (2011)

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Philippe Jaroussky, Max Emanuel Cencic, William Christie, Les Arts Florissants - Duetti (2011)

Philippe Jaroussky, Max Emanuel Cencic, William Christie, Les Arts Florissants - Duetti: Bononcini, Mancini, Conti, Porpora, Marcello, Scarlatti (2011)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 382 Mb | Total time: 74:21 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Virgin Classics | # 5099907094323 | Recorded: 2011

This album of Baroque cantatas and chamber duets grew out of a 2007 performance of Stefano Landi's 1631 opera Il Sant'Alessio starring Philippe Jaroussky and Max Emanuel Cencic (among the eight countertenors in the cast) with William Christie conducting Les Arts Florissants. Christie was so impressed with the blend of Jaroussky and Cencic's voices that he brought them together to explore the vast and rarely performed repertoire of late 17th and early 18th century Italian duets for equal voices.

Giovanni Antonini, Il Giardino Armonico - Handel: Giulio Cesare (2016) [Blu-Ray]

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Giovanni Antonini, Il Giardino Armonico - Handel: Giulio Cesare (2016) [Blu-Ray]

Giovanni Antonini, Il Giardino Armonico - Handel: Giulio Cesare (2016) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 18499 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 248 min | 45,7 Gb
Audio1: Italiano / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 3699 kbps / 24-bit
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BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 248 min | 13,4 Gb
Audio: Italiano / DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | DECCA | Sub: English, French, German

inaugurated Cecilia Bartoli’s first season as Artistic Director of the Salzburg Whitsun Festival in 2012. “Bartoli’s Dream Start with Dream Voices” wrote the Vienna Kurier of this uproarious Moshe Leiser/Patrice Caurier in which Bartoli heads a hand-picked cast including Andreas Scholl, Philippe Jaroussky and Anne Sofie Von Otter with Il Giardino Armonico conducted by Giovanni Antonini. “[Andreas Scholl’s] coloratura is note perfect, he phrases recitatives with as much musicianship as arias, and the steadiness and purity of his voice are remarkable.” The Financial Times

Philipp Jaroussky, Emmanuelle Haim, Concerto Koln - Caldara in Vienna: Forgotten castrato arias (2010)

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Philipp Jaroussky, Emmanuelle Haim, Concerto Koln - Caldara in Vienna: Forgotten castrato arias (2010)

Philipp Jaroussky, Emmanuelle Haïm, Concerto Köln - Caldara in Vienna: Forgotten castrato arias (2010)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 371 Mb | Total time: 68:08 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Virgin Classics | # 5099964192727 | Recorded: 2010

Countertenor Philippe Jaroussky continues to amaze with the facility of his technique in the most demanding coloratura repertoire, the intelligence and deep feeling of his musicianship, and, most especially, with the full, vibrant quality of his distinctive voice. It has lost none of its freshness since he burst onto the international scene in the last years of the 20th century, and has become a richer, stronger instrument without giving up any of its remarkable agility. A champion of neglected Baroque composers, he turns his attention to Antonio Caldara (ca. 1671-1736), a near-contemporary of Vivaldi's.

Philippe Jaroussky, Jean-Christophe Spinosi, Ensemble Matheus - Vivaldi: Heroes (2006)

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Philippe Jaroussky, Jean-Christophe Spinosi, Ensemble Matheus - Vivaldi: Heroes (2006)

Philippe Jaroussky, Jean-Christophe Spinosi, Ensemble Matheus - Vivaldi: Heroes (2006)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 261 Mb | Total time: 63:15 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Virgin | # 6 34142 2 | Recorded: 2006

Philippe Jaroussky's countertenor is not a large instrument, but what an instrument! He sings with flawless intonation; a tone that is sweet, pure, even, and focused over the full extent of his wide range; and a breathtaking command of coloratura technique. The impression that his voice is perhaps more elfin than heroic seems of minor consequence in light of its beauty, and the expressive intelligence and musicality he brings to these characters from Vivaldi operas. In spite of the bravado of the album's title, Vivaldi Heroes, many of the arias are exquisitely tender, showcasing Jaroussky's strengths in bringing out the characters' humanity and vulnerability. Any number of arias could be singled out, but "Vedro con mio diletto," from Guistino, is a standout. Matheus Ensemble, led by violinist Jean-Christophe Spinosi, is a full partner in its sensitivity and musicality and offers nuanced and colorful support.

Philippe Jaroussky, Ensemble Artaserse - Vivaldi: Virtuoso Cantatas (2005)

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Philippe Jaroussky, Ensemble Artaserse - Vivaldi: Virtuoso Cantatas (2005)

Philippe Jaroussky, Ensemble Artaserse - Vivaldi: Virtuoso Cantatas (2005)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 328 Mb | Total time: 68:02 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Virgin | # 5 45721 2 | Recorded: 2004

A first-rate recital of rare cantatas and operatic arias . . . . Philippe Jaroussky is described as a countertenor, but in his tone and vocal range he sounds more like a soprano. He soars as effortlessly as a bird, with no sense of strain: perhaps –- for we can never know for certain -– this is how the great castrati of the 18th century sounded. . . . Philippe Jaroussky . . . is sweet-toned, and as well as singing the divisions with wonderful control he shows care for the meaning of the words. The aria from Tito Manlio, which really was written for contralto, finds him duetting with the cello obbligato of Emilia Gliozzi – superb!

Philippe Jaroussky, Ensemble Artaserse - Stabat Mater: Motets to the Virgin Mary (2010)

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Philippe Jaroussky, Ensemble Artaserse - Stabat Mater: Motets to the Virgin Mary (2010)

Philippe Jaroussky, Ensemble Artaserse - Stabat Mater: Motets to the Virgin Mary (2010)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 361 Mb | Total time: 71:31 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Virgin Classics | # 693907 2 | Recorded: 2005

Unsurprisingly, it is in the music of the Baroque era – the heyday of the castrato – that French countertenor Philippe Jaroussky has captured the attention of music-lovers lovers around the world. The ethereal, but sensuous beauty of his voice, his virtuosity and his sense of style have brought him critical praise, a number of major awards – including, in 2008, Germany’s prestigious Echo-Klassik prize for Male Singer of the Year.

Philippe Jaroussky, Emmanuelle Haim, Le Concert d'Astree - Carestini: The story of a castrato (2007)

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Philippe Jaroussky, Emmanuelle Haim, Le Concert d'Astree - Carestini: The story of a castrato (2007)

Philippe Jaroussky, Emmanuelle Haïm, Le Concert d'Astrée - Carestini: The story of a castrato (2007)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 422 Mb | Total time: 72:06 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Virgin | # 3 95242 2 | Recorded: 2007

Following the trend of singers releasing recitals based on the repertoire of great performers of previous centuries – Cecilia Bartoli's tribute to Maria Malibran and Juan Diego Flórez's to Giovanni Battista Rubini, for instance – countertenor Philippe Jaroussky has devoted a CD to the repertoire of eighteenth century castrato Giovanni Carestini, who was a rival of Farinelli's. According to contemporary accounts, Farinelli was the more virtuosic of the two, with a hair-raisingly dazzling coloratura, and Carestini was noted for the beauty and purity of his tone, and his profound musical and dramatic characterizations. The demands of the arias collected here make it clear that Carestini must also have had a fully developed technique, because they require remarkable agility and an awe-inspiring range that essentially encompasses both soprano and contralto registers, as well as great interpretive sensitivity.

Antonio Vivaldi - Sacred Music [6CDs] (2012)

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Antonio Vivaldi - Sacred Music [6CDs] (2012)

Antonio Vivaldi - Sacred Music [6CDs] (2012)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 1,87 Gb | TT: 6h 36' | Scans included
Classical | Label: Naïve | # OP30541 | Recorded: 2001-2009

A Naïve boxed set that gathers the finest sacred works composed by Antonio Vivaldi and performed by some of the most recognized artists in this wonderful repertoire, including Sandrine Piau, Marie-Nicole Lemieux, Philippe Jaroussky, Sara Mingardo, and Rinaldo Alessandrini.

Philippe Jaroussky, Jуrуmie Rhorer, Le Cercle de l'Harmonie - Johann Christian Bach: La dolce fiamma (2009)

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Philippe Jaroussky, Jуrуmie Rhorer, Le Cercle de l'Harmonie - Johann Christian Bach: La dolce fiamma (2009)

Philippe Jaroussky, Jуrуmie Rhorer, Le Cercle de l'Harmonie - Johann Christian Bach: La dolce fiamma (2009)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 337 Mb | Total time: 63:08 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Virgin Classics | # 5 099968 572600 | Recorded: 2008

With this CD of arias by Johann Christian Bach, male soprano Philippe Jaroussky edges further afield from the Baroque repertoire in which he has made his reputation, moving into the Classical period. A 2007 album, Carestini, was devoted to arias sung by the legendary castrato, including music by Gluck (from early in his career), Handel, Graun, and Hasse, and offered some excursions slightly beyond the Baroque, but J.C. Bach wrote the solidly Classical operas seria and concert arias represented here after Carestini's death, between 1760 and 1779. While Jaroussky is fully secure in this repertoire, bringing to it his typically immaculate and imaginative musicianship, impeccable intonation, and remarkable versatility, these arias don't offer the same kinds of opportunities for the dazzling virtuosic agility that characterize his performances of Vivaldi, or the heated emotional intensity of his Monteverdi. Nonetheless, Jaroussky fans who can amend their expectations, and anyone who loves the music of J.C. Bach, should be delighted by his expansion into the music of this era.

Diego Fasolis, I Barocchisti, Julia Lezhneva, Philippe Jaroussky - Pergolesi: Stabat Mater; Laudate pueri; Confitebor (2013)

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Diego Fasolis, I Barocchisti, Julia Lezhneva, Philippe Jaroussky - Pergolesi: Stabat Mater; Laudate pueri; Confitebor (2013)

Diego Fasolis, I Barocchisti, Julia Lezhneva, Philippe Jaroussky - Pergolesi: Stabat Mater; Laudate pueri; Confitebor (2013)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 337 Mb | Total time: 71:00 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Erato | # 319147 2 | Recorded: 2012

Russian Julia Lezhneva here shows an admirably gutsy attitude toward developing her repertory, avoiding familiar milestones in favor of an original project. Here she is paired with French countertenor Philippe Jaroussky in a program of works by Pergolesi for two high voices, strings, and continuo: the Stabat mater, for which there are plenty of other recordings, and the less-common Laudate pueri dominum and Confitebor tibi Domine. The distinctive feature here – which might tempt some to use the word "gimmick," but listen before doing so – is that Lezhneva fashions her voice into a very close copy of Jaroussky's, which is not at all an easy thing to do. Put this together with the precise, rather edgy playing of I Barocchisti under Diego Fasolis, and the result is a rather otherworldly Stabat mater.

William Christie, Les Arts Florissants - Stefano Landi: Sant' Alessio (2008)

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William Christie, Les Arts Florissants - Stefano Landi: Sant' Alessio (2008)

William Christie, Les Arts Florissants - Stefano Landi: Sant' Alessio (2008)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 5 ch) | (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) | 162 min | 7.00+4.17 Gb (DVD9+DVD5)
Classical | Label: Virgin | Sub: English, Francais, Deutsch, Italiano, Espanol | Recorded: 2007

The libretto, written by Cardinal Giulio Rospigliosi (the future Pope Clement IX), tells the story of saintly sacrifice: on his wedding night Alessio departs alone for the Holy Land in search of sanctity. Years later he returns unrecognised as a beggar to his family home, where his father, mother and wife still mourn him. A demon tempts Alessio to reveal his true identity and so end his family’s grief, but an angel keeps him on the sacred path. The dying Alessio leaves a letter explaining the truth and an angelic chorus bids his family to rejoice rather than mourn, since he has been received into heaven. This strange, solemn and elevated story is leavened with comic scenes in the commedia dell’arte vein, adding to the rich musico-dramatic variety of the entire opera.

Jean-Christophe Spinosi, Ensemble Matheus - Vivaldi: Nisi Dominus, Stabat Mater, Crucifixus (2007)

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Jean-Christophe Spinosi, Ensemble Matheus - Vivaldi: Nisi Dominus, Stabat Mater, Crucifixus (2007)

Jean-Christophe Spinosi, Ensemble Matheus, Philippe Jaroussky, Marie-Nicole Lemieux - Vivaldi: Nisi Dominus, Stabat Mater, Crucifixus (2007)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 202 Mb | Total time: 41:57 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Naïve | # OP 30453 | Recorded: 2007

Antonio Vivaldi's probably early Nisi Dominus, RV 608, and Stabat Mater, RV 621, both for solo voice and ensemble, have received several top-notch recordings, so the listener can pick on the basis of voice type and stylistic preference. Countertenor David Daniels has essayed the pair with Fabio Biondi and his Europa Galante ensemble, and you can hear the preternaturally rich contralto Sara Mingardo in a reading with the fiery Italian Baroque specialist Rinaldo Alessandrini. Here you get a countertenor, Philippe Jaroussky, in the Nisi Dominus and a female contralto, Canadian Marie-Nicole Lemieux, in the Stabat Mater. The pairing robs the whole of unity at one level, but makes musical sense; the Nisi Dominus is a more athletic work that benefits from the power of the male voice, while the Stabat Mater, especially in Vivaldi's truncated and highly dramatic setting, may require the audience to identify with a female singer.

William Christie, Les Arts Florissants - Monteverdi: L'incoronazione di Poppea (2012)

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William Christie, Les Arts Florissants - Monteverdi: L'incoronazione di Poppea (2012)

William Christie, Les Arts Florissants - Monteverdi: L'incoronazione di Poppea (2012)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) | 180 min | 4,83+6,12 Gb (2xDVD9)
Classical | Label: Virgin | Sub: Italiano, English, Francais, Deutsch, Espanol | Recorded: 2010

The culmination of a three-year Monteverdi project led by conductor William Christie and director Pier Luigi Pizzi at Madrid's Teatro Réal, L'incoronazione di Poppea brings a potent blend of sex and politics, high drama and comedy. Leading the cast are Danielle de Niese, Philippe Jaroussky, Max Emanuel Cencic and Anna Bonitatibus.
William Christie, who most recently started 2012 at New York's Metropolitan Opera, conducting The Enchanted Island, is joined by the Les Arts Florissants as he evokes a veritable orgy of nuances, subtly creates atmosphere and shows a perfect sense for the accents of the piece. It took Christie and director Pier Luigi Pizzi three years to mount Monteverdi's three operas together. The result was a production full of elegance and beauty.