Philippe Jaroussky

阿里亚斯拉Vanita del Mondo:神剧

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AllMusic Review byJames Manheim

Philippe Jaroussky, generally recognized as one of the world's finest practitioners of the countertenor's vocal art, has felt free to expand his repertory into the Classical era and even into such novelties as the French mélodie. The mid-Baroque, however, remains his sweet spot, and withLa vanità del mondo, he both returns to his comfort zone and undertakes something new. All of the music here comes from the years on either side of 1700, whereJarousskyalmost effortlessly shines, but he has never before devoted an entire album to the Italian oratorio, a largely neglected genre that has many treasures to yield. Consider the aria from the oratorio that gives the album its title, La vanità del mondo, by the all-but-unknown composerPietro Torri, who worked in southern Germany and whose music was, from time to time, mistaken forBach's. It offersJarousskyplenty of opportunities for fireworks, but it also demands something new from him; the philosophical quality of the text demands that he tone down the wonderfully flamboyant tone he brings to operatic arias. So it is throughout, andJarousskysteps up with subtle integration into his ensemble,Artaserse. He conducts the group, and it is evolving into a group he can guide closely. There are a few hits, such asHandel's "Lascia la spina," from the oratorio Il trionfo del tempo e del disinganno, HWV 46a, but also music by安东尼奥Caldara,Francesco Nicola Fago, andFortunato Chellerithat may be unknown even to serious Baroque enthusiasts. Entering a mostly new repertory,Jarousskyis compelling as ever.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
Abramo
1 Philippe Jaroussky 06:23 Amazon
La Giuditta
2 Philippe Jaroussky 01:32 Amazon
3 Philippe Jaroussky 05:53 Amazon
Dio sul Sinai
4 Philippe Jaroussky 02:28 Amazon
5 Philippe Jaroussky 03:45 Amazon
Il Trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno HWV 46a
6 Philippe Jaroussky 05:36 Amazon
Assalonne
7 Philippe Jaroussky 03:27 Amazon
La Decollazione di San Giovanni Battista
8 Philippe Jaroussky 06:01 Amazon
9 Philippe Jaroussky 03:46 Amazon
La Vanità del Mondo
10 Philippe Jaroussky 03:11 Amazon
Il Faraone Sommerso
11 Philippe Jaroussky 01:08 Amazon
12 Philippe Jaroussky 06:20 Amazon
Santa Ferma
13 Philippe Jaroussky 00:35 Amazon
14 Philippe Jaroussky 03:38 Amazon
La Conversione di Sant' Agostino
15 Philippe Jaroussky 03:42 Amazon
16 Philippe Jaroussky 05:43 Amazon
La Giuditta
17 Philippe Jaroussky 02:40 Amazon
Morte e sepoltura di Christo
18 Philippe Jaroussky 07:15 Amazon
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