The Händel Album (Opera Arias) Philippe Jaroussky

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  • Georg Friedrich Händel (1685 - 1759):
  • 1Imeneo, HWV 41, Act 1: "Se potessero i sospir' miei" (Tirinto)06:45
  • 2Riccardo I, ré d'Inghilterra, HWV 23, Act 1: "Agitato da fiere tempeste" (Riccardo)04:18
  • 3Siroe, re di Persia, HWV 24, Act 3: "Son stanco, ingiusti Numi ... " (Siroe)01:17
  • 4Siroe, re di Persia, HWV 24, Act 3: "Deggio morire, o stelle" (Siroe)06:24
  • 5Serse, HWV 40, Act 2: "Sì, la voglio e l'otterrò" (Arsamene)02:52
  • 6Radamisto, HWV 12, Act 2: "Ombra cara" (Radamisto)08:13
  • 7Radamisto, HWV 12, Act 3: "Vieni, d'empietà mostro crudele ... " (Radamisto)01:01
  • 8Radamisto, HWV 12, Act 3: "Vile, se mi dai vita" (Radamisto)03:37
  • 9Radamisto, HWV 12, Act 3: "Qual nave smarrita" (Radamisto)06:09
  • 10Flavio, re de' Longobardi, HWV 16, Act 2: "Privarmi ancora dell'amata beltà? ... " (Guido)00:23
  • 11Flavio, re de' Longobardi, HWV 16, Act 2: "Rompo i lacci" (Guido)05:18
  • 12Amadigi di Gaula, HWV 11, Act 2: "Sussurrate, onde vezzose" (Amadigi)03:49
  • 13Tolomeo, re d'Egitto, HWV 25, Act 3: "Che più si tarda omai ... Inumano fratel ... " (Tolomeo)02:12
  • 14Tolomeo, re d'Egitto, HWV 25, Act 3: "Stille amare" (Tolomeo)04:20
  • 15Giustino, HWV 37, Act 1: "Chi mi chiama alla gloria? ... " (Giustino)01:06
  • 16Giustino, HWV 37, Act 1: "Se parla nel mio cor" (Giustino)04:44
  • 17Ezio, HWV 29, Act 1: "Pensa a serbarmi, o cara" (Ezio)03:38
  • 18Flavio, re de' Longobardi, HWV 16, Act 1: "Son pur felice al fine ... " (Guido)00:27
  • 19Flavio, re de' Longobardi, HWV 16, Act 1: "Bel contento" (Guido)05:12
  • Total Runtime01:11:45

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Eine Premiere Voller Entdeckungen: Philippe Jarousskys Erstes Händel-Recital. Der Countertenor Philippe Jaroussky, seit Jahren die Barockstimme schlechthin, vertreten in großen Opern von Vivaldi über Händel bis zu Raritäten von Caldara und Vinci, hat dem Großmeister seines Repertoires noch nie ein ganzes Album gewidmet! Zum ersten Mal nun stellt der französische Counter-Superstar ein reines Händel-Album vor – mit vielen Überraschungen!

Das wie immer von Jaroussky persönlich zusammengestellte Programm ist von großer Vielfalt in Musik und Stimmung: In Arien aus zehn Opern zeigt Jaroussky die vielen menschlich-dramatischen Facetten von Händels Musik – von rasender Eifersucht bis zu verführerischem Liebeswerben, von wütender Verzweiflung bis zu ekstatischem Siegesgesang. Es ist gerade dieser immense Reichtum an Figurenzeichnung, der Händel zum erfolgreichsten Meister der italienischen Barock-Oper macht – und Philippe Jarouss-kys Kunst eine perfekte Bühne bietet. Auch mit diesem Album sorgt Jaroussky wie schon oft in seiner Diskografie für Entdeckungen: mit Arien aus weniger bekannten Händel-Opern wie Flavio oder Siroe. Und er begibt sich auch wieder auf die Spuren eines legendären Kastraten: Viele der Arien auf dem Album entstanden für Senesino, seinerzeit ein Superstar in Händels Opern.

Philippe Jaroussky, Countertenor

Philippe Jaroussky
born in 1978 has established himself as the most admired countertenor of his generation, as confirmed by the French 'Victoires de la Musique' awards (‘Revelation Artiste Lyrique’ in 2004, ‘Artiste lyrique de l'année’ in 2007 and in 2010, CD of the Year 2009 ) and the Echo Klassik Awards in Germany in 2008.

Jaroussky's technique allows him the most audacious nuances and impressive pyrotechnics. He has explored a vast Baroque repertoire, from the refinement of the Italian Seicento with Monteverdi, Sances and Rossi, to the staggering brilliance of Handel and Vivaldi arias (singing more music by the latter composer than any other over the last few years). He has worked with renowned period-instrument orchestras such as L'Arpeggiata, Les Arts florissants, Ensemble Matheus, Les Musiciens du Louvre, Le Concert d'Astrée, Le Cercle de l'Harmonie and Europa Galante with conductors including Christina Pluhar, William Christie, Jean-Christophe Spinosi, Marc Minkowski, René Jacobs, Jérémie Rhorer, Emmanuelle Haïm, Jean-Claude Malgoire and Fabio Biondi. With pianist Jerôme Ducros, he has looked beyond the Baroque – to fin-de-siècle French song (the album Opium), as well as premiering contemporary vocal music composed for him by Marc-André Dalbavie (Sonnets de Louise Labé, which Jaroussky sang most recently at the 2014 Salzburg Festival).

He has been praised for performances in all the most prestigious concert halls in France (Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, Théâtre du Châtelet, Salle Pleyel, Salle Gaveau, Opéra de Lyon, Opéra de Montpellier, Opéra de Nancy, Arsenal de Metz, Théâtre de Caen) and abroad (The Barbican Centre and Southbank Cente in London, the Palais des Beaux Arts in Brussels, Grand Théâtre du Luxembourg, the Konzerthaus in Vienna, the Staatsoper and Philharmonie in Berlin, Teatro Real in Madrid, Carnegie Hall and the Lincoln Center in New York).

Philippe Jaroussky is signed exclusively to Erato and has received numerous awards for his recordings with the label. With Heroes (Vivaldi opera arias) and La Dolce Fiamma he achieved Gold disc status; his tribute to Carestini (with le Concert d'Astrée and Emmanuelle Haim) won CD of the year at the Victoires de la Musique and the Midem Classical Awards in 2009; his Stabat Mater with soprano Julia Lezhneva and I Barocchisti picked up the 2014 International Classical Music Awards for best Baroque Vocal Album and Best Opera Album. Of the 2013 release Farinelli: Porpora Arias, Gramophone wrote: “Jaroussky's rapid passagework in quick heroic arias is precise...but the outstanding moments are slow arias that could have been tailor-made for Jaroussky's sweetly graceful melodic singing”.

In recent years he has collaborated with singers including Cecilia Bartoli and Nathalie Stutzmann. With Ensemble Artaserse, which he founded in 2002, he gave the spectacular modern revival of Vinci’s opera Artaserse, as one of five exceptional countertenors in the cast.

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