Philippe Jaroussky The Handel Album

The Handel Album

Philippe Jaroussky

Released on October 6, 2017 by Warner Classics

Main artist: Philippe Jaroussky

Genre: Classical

Includes: 1 Digital booklet

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Baroque opera is closely associated with the dominance of castrati in the musical world of the 18th century, and the virtuosic roles in the operas of George Frederick Handel made superstars of Senesio, Nicolini, Carestini, Gizziello, and Caffarelli. For this 2017 Erato release, countertenor and conductor Philippe Jaroussky and his period ensemble Artaserse present an exciting program of arias from the less familiar Handel operas that demonstrate the castrato's extraordinary vocal range and skills, which Jaroussky emulates in his singing, albeit with helpful transpositions to accommodate his lower range. Yet this is not all about brilliant technical displays and superior lung power, for Jaroussky also explores the expressive side of Handel's music. The poignant arias from Imeneo, Siroe, re di Persia, Amadigi di Gaula, Tolomeo, re d’Egitto, and Ezio reveal the intense emotional appeal of the male voice in the rich mezzo-soprano range, while other selections from Riccardo Primo, re d’Inghilterra, Serse, Radamisto, Flavio, re de’ Longobardi, and Giustino offer highly challenging coloratura passages in the soprano tessitura. Erato's recording captures Jaroussky with presence and clarity, and the orchestra has a luster that is enhanced by the responsive acoustics of Notre Dame du Liban, Paris.
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Album : 1 disk - 19 tracks Total length : 01:11:45

  1. 1 Imeneo, HWV 41, Act 1: "Se potessero i sospir' miei" (Tirinto)

    George Frideric Handel, Composer - Philippe Jaroussky, Conductor, Counter-Tenor Vocals, MainArtist - Artaserse ensemble, Ensemble Copyright : 2017 Parlophone Records Limited, a Warner Music Group Company  2017 Parlophone Records Limited, a Warner Music Group Company    

  2. 2 Riccardo I, ré d'Inghilterra, HWV 23, Act 1: "Agitato da fiere tempeste" (Riccardo)

    George Frideric Handel, Composer - Philippe Jaroussky, Conductor, Counter-Tenor Vocals, MainArtist - Artaserse ensemble, Ensemble Copyright : 2017 Parlophone Records Limited, a Warner Music Group Company  2017 Parlophone Records Limited, a Warner Music Group Company    

  3. 3 Siroe, re di Persia, HWV 24, Act 3: "Son stanco, ingiusti Numi ... " (Siroe)

    George Frideric Handel, Composer - Philippe Jaroussky, Conductor, Counter-Tenor Vocals, MainArtist - Artaserse ensemble, Ensemble Copyright : 2017 Parlophone Records Limited, a Warner Music Group Company  2017 Parlophone Records Limited, a Warner Music Group Company    

  4. 4 Siroe, re di Persia, HWV 24, Act 3: "Deggio morire, o stelle" (Siroe)

    George Frideric Handel, Composer - Philippe Jaroussky, Conductor, Counter-Tenor Vocals, MainArtist - Artaserse ensemble, Ensemble Copyright : 2017 Parlophone Records Limited, a Warner Music Group Company  2017 Parlophone Records Limited, a Warner Music Group Company    

  5. 5 Serse, HWV 40, Act 2: "Sì, la voglio e l'otterrò" (Arsamene)

    George Frideric Handel, Composer - Philippe Jaroussky, Conductor, Counter-Tenor Vocals, MainArtist - Artaserse ensemble, Ensemble Copyright : 2017 Parlophone Records Limited, a Warner Music Group Company  2017 Parlophone Records Limited, a Warner Music Group Company    

  6. 6 Radamisto, HWV 12, Act 2: "Ombra cara" (Radamisto)

    George Frideric Handel, Composer - Philippe Jaroussky, Conductor, Counter-Tenor Vocals, MainArtist - Artaserse ensemble, Ensemble Copyright : 2017 Parlophone Records Limited, a Warner Music Group Company  2017 Parlophone Records Limited, a Warner Music Group Company    

  7. 7 Radamisto, HWV 12, Act 3: "Vieni, d'empietà mostro crudele ... " (Radamisto)

    George Frideric Handel, Composer - Philippe Jaroussky, Conductor, Counter-Tenor Vocals, MainArtist - Artaserse ensemble, Ensemble Copyright : 2017 Parlophone Records Limited, a Warner Music Group Company  2017 Parlophone Records Limited, a Warner Music Group Company    

  8. 8 Radamisto, HWV 12, Act 3: "Vile, se mi dai vita" (Radamisto)

    George Frideric Handel, Composer - Philippe Jaroussky, Conductor, Counter-Tenor Vocals, MainArtist - Artaserse ensemble, Ensemble Copyright : 2017 Parlophone Records Limited, a Warner Music Group Company  2017 Parlophone Records Limited, a Warner Music Group Company    

  9. 9 Radamisto, HWV 12, Act 3: "Qual nave smarrita" (Radamisto)

    George Frideric Handel, Composer - Philippe Jaroussky, Conductor, Counter-Tenor Vocals, MainArtist - Artaserse ensemble, Ensemble Copyright : 2017 Parlophone Records Limited, a Warner Music Group Company  2017 Parlophone Records Limited, a Warner Music Group Company    

  10. 10 Flavio, re de' Longobardi, HWV 16, Act 2: "Privarmi ancora dell'amata beltà? ... " (Guido)

    George Frideric Handel, Composer - Philippe Jaroussky, Conductor, Counter-Tenor Vocals, MainArtist - Artaserse ensemble, Ensemble Copyright : 2017 Parlophone Records Limited, a Warner Music Group Company  2017 Parlophone Records Limited, a Warner Music Group Company    

  11. 11 Flavio, re de' Longobardi, HWV 16, Act 2: "Rompo i lacci" (Guido)

    George Frideric Handel, Composer - Philippe Jaroussky, Conductor, Counter-Tenor Vocals, MainArtist - Artaserse ensemble, Ensemble Copyright : 2017 Parlophone Records Limited, a Warner Music Group Company  2017 Parlophone Records Limited, a Warner Music Group Company    

  12. 12 Amadigi di Gaula, HWV 11, Act 2: "Sussurrate, onde vezzose" (Amadigi)

    George Frideric Handel, Composer - Philippe Jaroussky, Conductor, Counter-Tenor Vocals, MainArtist - Artaserse ensemble, Ensemble Copyright : 2017 Parlophone Records Limited, a Warner Music Group Company  2017 Parlophone Records Limited, a Warner Music Group Company    

  13. 13 Tolomeo, re d'Egitto, HWV 25, Act 3: "Che più si tarda omai ... Inumano fratel ... " (Tolomeo)

    George Frideric Handel, Composer - Philippe Jaroussky, Conductor, Counter-Tenor Vocals, MainArtist - Artaserse ensemble, Ensemble Copyright : 2017 Parlophone Records Limited, a Warner Music Group Company  2017 Parlophone Records Limited, a Warner Music Group Company    

  14. 14 Tolomeo, re d'Egitto, HWV 25, Act 3: "Stille amare" (Tolomeo)

    George Frideric Handel, Composer - Ensemble Artaserse, Ensemble - Philippe Jaroussky, Conductor, Counter-Tenor Vocals, MainArtist Copyright : 2017 Parlophone Records Limited, a Warner Music Group Company  2017 Parlophone Records Limited, a Warner Music Group Company    

  15. 15 Giustino, HWV 37, Act 1: "Chi mi chiama alla gloria? ... " (Giustino)

    George Frideric Handel, Composer - Philippe Jaroussky, Conductor, Counter-Tenor Vocals, MainArtist - Artaserse ensemble, Ensemble Copyright : 2017 Parlophone Records Limited, a Warner Music Group Company  2017 Parlophone Records Limited, a Warner Music Group Company    

  16. 16 Giustino, HWV 37, Act 1: "Se parla nel mio cor" (Giustino)

    George Frideric Handel, Composer - Philippe Jaroussky, Conductor, Counter-Tenor Vocals, MainArtist - Artaserse ensemble, Ensemble Copyright : 2017 Parlophone Records Limited, a Warner Music Group Company  2017 Parlophone Records Limited, a Warner Music Group Company    

  17. 17 Ezio, HWV 29, Act 1: "Pensa a serbarmi, o cara" (Ezio)

    George Frideric Handel, Composer - Philippe Jaroussky, Conductor, Counter-Tenor Vocals, MainArtist - Artaserse ensemble, Ensemble Copyright : 2017 Parlophone Records Limited, a Warner Music Group Company  2017 Parlophone Records Limited, a Warner Music Group Company    

  18. 18 Flavio, re de' Longobardi, HWV 16, Act 1: "Son pur felice al fine ... " (Guido)

    George Frideric Handel, Composer - Philippe Jaroussky, Conductor, Counter-Tenor Vocals, MainArtist - Artaserse ensemble, Ensemble Copyright : 2017 Parlophone Records Limited, a Warner Music Group Company  2017 Parlophone Records Limited, a Warner Music Group Company    

  19. 19 Flavio, re de' Longobardi, HWV 16, Act 1: "Bel contento" (Guido)

    George Frideric Handel, Composer - Philippe Jaroussky, Conductor, Counter-Tenor Vocals, MainArtist - Artaserse ensemble, Ensemble Copyright : 2017 Parlophone Records Limited, a Warner Music Group Company  2017 Parlophone Records Limited, a Warner Music Group Company    

  • Album description
  • Baroque opera is closely associated with the dominance of castrati in the musical world of the 18th century, and the virtuosic roles in the operas of George Frederick Handel made superstars of Senesio, Nicolini, Carestini, Gizziello, and Caffarelli. For this 2017 Erato release, countertenor and conductor Philippe Jaroussky and his period ensemble Artaserse present an exciting program of arias from the less familiar Handel operas that demonstrate the castrato's extraordinary vocal range and skills, which Jaroussky emulates in his singing, albeit with helpful transpositions to accommodate his lower range. Yet this is not all about brilliant technical displays and superior lung power, for Jaroussky also explores the expressive side of Handel's music. The poignant arias from Imeneo, Siroe, re di Persia, Amadigi di Gaula, Tolomeo, re d’Egitto, and Ezio reveal the intense emotional appeal of the male voice in the rich mezzo-soprano range, while other selections from Riccardo Primo, re d’Inghilterra, Serse, Radamisto, Flavio, re de’ Longobardi, and Giustino offer highly challenging coloratura passages in the soprano tessitura. Erato's recording captures Jaroussky with presence and clarity, and the orchestra has a luster that is enhanced by the responsive acoustics of Notre Dame du Liban, Paris.

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