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Classical - Released November 1, 2010 | Warner Classics

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Classical - Released January 5, 2015 | Erato - Warner Classics

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Vocal Music (Secular and Sacred) - Released November 1, 2013 | Warner Classics International

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Classical - Released March 3, 2017 | Erato - Warner Classics

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Classical - Released October 7, 2016 | Erato - Warner Classics

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There are several possible reasons to hear this album of church cantatas by French countertenor Philippe Jaroussky. You might be curious as to how he fares for the first time through an entire disc in the German language, and the answer is that he's done his homework. You might be pleased to find that Telemann, writing solo cantatas here, proved an adept imitator of the Bach style. You might enjoy the lively sound of the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra under violinist-director Petra Müllejans, who appreciates the forward-looking quality of this music (even Bach's) and gives it the right rhythmic drive. And the oboe work of Ann-Kathrin Brüggemann, weaving in and out of Jaroussky's vocal lines, is a pleasure. Yet the main attraction, as always with this creamy-voiced soul, is Jaroussky's instrument itself, undiminished by a decade in the classical Top Ten. You can't go wrong in sampling, but try one of the Telemann cantatas, perhaps the aria "Ich bin betrübt bis in den Tod, for the revelation that this composer, who prized entertainment, could be serious when he tried to be. Erato delivers superior sound in the Ensemblehaus Freiburg, not a place where they usually hang out, and in general this makes for an essential pick for Jaroussky fans, and is an equally good place to start with this remarkable voice.

Vocal Music (Secular and Sacred) - Released October 28, 2013 | Warner Classics International

Sacred Vocal Music - Released January 2, 2008 | naïve Opus 111

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Classical - Released March 1, 2005 | Warner Classics

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Classical - Released October 6, 2017 | Warner Classics

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For this performance, Philippe Jaroussky has picked a bouquet of pieces from lesser-known operas. Siroe, Riccardo primo, Flavio, Tolomeo and many others, written for the London stage between 1715 and 1740. With his Artaserse ensemble, which Jaroussky considers to have been the place where he has been able to fully mature, over several years of playing concerts all over the world,  the counter-tenor also presents a reflection on the repertoire of the castrato. Because, since this little procedure was discontinued, the singers tackling these roles have been performing airs which were not written for us, and have to be adapted to us. Bearing in mind that when Haendel put on an opera with a different troupe, he didn't hesitate to re-work entire roles to adapt them to new singers; Jaroussky has taken it upon himself to do the same for some of these airs, which he knows are not suited to his type of voice, and for which original versions with the correct tones are not always available. Regardless, this is an excellent exploration of Haendel's rarities, with some virtuoso turns, and material running from the introverted to the narrative, the lyrical to the explosive. Note that Artaserse are playing without a conductor, Jaroussky leading from the front, with his voice. © SM/Qobuz

Classical - Released October 6, 2017 | Warner Classics

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Classical - Released March 3, 2017 | Erato - Warner Classics

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Classical - Released October 7, 2016 | Erato - Warner Classics

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Classical - Released April 8, 2016 | Warner Classics

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Classical - Released February 13, 2015 | Erato - Warner Classics

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