Passion

Passion

by Philippe JarousskyPhilippe Jaroussky

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Overview

Passion is a greatest-hits album by countertenor Philippe Jaroussky, with all the selections, if the publicity is to be believed, chosen by the singer himself from performances over the late 20 years (he has already released one such collection). It might be objected that three CDs are a lot for such a project, aimed at least in part at listeners new to the artist involved. However, this just shows why Jaroussky has been at the top of the countertenor heap for so long: his genius resides largely in how many different things he can do well. He's hard to beat in muscular castrato arias from Handel like "Furibondo spira il vento," from "Partenope, HWV 27." Yet looking at Jaroussky's output as a whole, one thing that stands out is the presence of arias from the next stage of opera, less athletic and more melodic. Jaroussky's sweet spot perhaps lies in the likes of Porpora, Gluck, Pergolesi, and the later Vivaldi, all represented here. This is not the end of it: Jaroussky is a charismatic and emotionally committed interpreter of 17th century opera, and as if to say that he really can do anything, he includes here selections from his performances of Romantic music, some of them hitherto unreleased, and none of them remotely close to typical countertenor repertory. The temporal span extends forward to John Lennon and Yoko Ono's "Oh My Love," which closes out the program. Opinions will vary about these, but the fact that Jaroussky avoids a totally bizarre sound says a lot. The bottom line: this is a collection that does justice to one of the great singers of our time.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/08/2019
Label: Erato
UPC: 0190295375553
catalogNumber: 537555
Rank: 17978

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Filiae Mestae Jerusalem, solo motet for voice, strings & continuo in C minor, RV 638: II. Sileant Zephyri

    1. II. Sileant Zephyri  (06:30)
  2. L'Ormindo, opera: Act 2: Che città

    1. Act 2: Che città  (03:22)
  3. L'Olimpiade, opera, EvaM 10:C12: Act 1: Mentre dormi

    1. Act 1: Mentre dormi  (04:10)
  4. Arianna e Teseo, opera: Mira in cielo

    1. Mira in cielo  (05:48)
  5. Semiramide riconosciuta, opera (1st version): Se pietoso il tuo labbro

    1. Se pietoso il tuo labbro  (08:00)
  6. Giustino, opera, RV 717: Act 1: Vedrò con mio diletto

    1. Act 1: Vedrò con mio diletto  (05:12)
  7. Xerse, opera: Act 1: Ombra mai fu

    1. Act 1: Ombra mai fu  (03:22)
  8. Niobe Regina di Tepe, opera: Act 1: Sfere amiche

    1. Act 1: Sfere amiche  (04:54)
  9. Gli Amori d'Apollo e di Dafne, opera: Act 3: Misero Apollo

    1. Act 3: Misero Apollo  (04:24)
  10. Stabat Mater, hymn for alto, strings & continuo in F minor, RV 621: I. Stabat Mater dolorosa

    1. I. Stabat Mater dolorosa  (03:07)
  11. Stabat Mater, hymn for alto, strings & continuo in F minor, RV 621: VII. Eia Mater

    1. VII. Eia Mater  (03:32)
  12. Confitebor, for soloists, chorus & orchestra: V. Sanctum et terribile nomen ejus

    1. V. Sanctum et terribile nomen ejus  (03:58)
  13. Erismena, opera: Act 2: Uscitemi dal cor, lacrime amare

    1. Act 2: Uscitemi dal cor, lacrime amare  (05:49)
  14. Stabat mater, for soprano, alto, strings & organ in F major: X. Fac ut portem Christi mortem

    1. X. Fac ut portem Christi mortem  (03:44)
  15. Longe mala, umbrae, terrores, motet for voice, strings & continuo in G minor, RV 629 (introduzione to Gloria): I. Longe mala, umbrae, terrores

    1. I. Longe mala, umbrae, terrores  (05:08)
  16. Nisi Dominus (Psalm 126), for voice, viola d'amore, strings & continuo in G minor, RV 608: IV. Cum dederit

    1. IV. Cum dederit  (05:09)

Disc 2

  1. Flow, my tears, fall from your springs, for 2 voices & lute (Second Book of Songs)  (04:04)
  2. Welcome to all the pleasures (An Ode for St. Cecilia's Day), for soloists, chorus & instruments, Z. 339: III. Here the deities approve

    1. III. Here the deities approve  (04:46)
  3. O solitude, my sweetest choice, song, Z. 406  (05:23)
  4. Radamisto, opera, HWV 12: Act 3: Qual nave smarrita

    1. Act 3: Qual nave smarrita  (06:12)
  5. Partenope, opera, HWV 27: Act 2: Furibondo spira iI vento

    1. Act 2: Furibondo spira iI vento  (04:03)
  6. Partenope, opera, HWV 27: Act 3: Ch'io parta?

    1. Act 3: Ch'io parta?  (04:09)
  7. Serse (Xerxes), opera, HWV 40: Act 1: Frondi tenere... Ombra mai fu

    1. Act 1: Frondi tenere... Ombra mai fu  (04:13)
  8. Flavio, Rè di Longobardi, opera, HWV 16: Act 2: Rompo i lacci

    1. Act 2: Rompo i lacci  (05:20)
  9. Cantata No. 82, "Ich habe genug," BWV 82 (BC A169): I. Ich habe genug

    1. I. Ich habe genug  (07:31)
  10. Komm, süsser Tod, for voice & continuo, BWV 478 (BC F227) (Schemelli Gesangbuch No. 868)  (02:22)
  11. Jesus liegt in letzten Zugen, sacred cantata for voice, 2 oboes, strings & continuo, TWV 1:983: III. Mein liebster Heiland

    1. III. Mein liebster Heiland  (05:00)
  12. La favola d'Orfeo, opera, SV 318: Act 1: Rosa del Ciel

    1. Act 1: Rosa del Ciel  (02:56)
  13. Orfeo ed Euridice (Italian version), opera in 3 acts, Wq. 30: Act 3: Che farò senza Euridice

    1. Act 3: Che farò senza Euridice  (03:54)
  14. Du bist die Ruh, song for voice & piano, D. 776 (Op. 59/3)  (04:27)
  15. Ständchen ("Leise flehen meine Lieder"), song for voice & piano (Schwanengesang), D. 957/4  (03:58)
  16. Fisch-Ton-Khan, operetta (incomplete): Qui je suis, qui je suis

    1. Qui je suis, qui je suis  (02:38)
  17. Colloque sentimental, song  (03:29)
  18. Les feuilles mortes, for voice & piano  (05:45)

Disc 3

  1. Polifemo, opera: Act 2: Placidetti zeffiretti

    1. Act 2: Placidetti zeffiretti  (02:55)
  2. Stabat mater, for soprano, alto, strings & organ in F major: I. Stabat Mater dolorosa

    1. I. Stabat Mater dolorosa  (04:31)
  3. L'Orfeo, opera: Act 1: Cara e amabile catena

    1. Act 1: Cara e amabile catena  (02:21)
  4. Giulio Cesare in Egitto, opera, HWV 17: Act I: Son nata a lagrimar

    1. Act I: Son nata a lagrimar  (08:06)
  5. O intemerata, motet for 2 voices (Il secondo libro de motetti (1617))  (03:10)
  6. Faramondo, opera, HWV 39: Act 3: Caro / Cara, tu m'accendi

    1. Act 3: Caro / Cara, tu m'accendi  (05:55)
  7. Orfeo ed Euridice (Italian version), opera in 3 acts, Wq. 30: Act 3: Vieni, appaga il tuo consorte...Grande, o N

    1. Act 3: Vieni, appaga il tuo consorte...Grande, o Numi  (05:04)
  8. Veggio Fille (Tirsi e Fileno), for 2 voices & continuo, SF. 475: Veggio Fille/Parlo a Clori

    1. Veggio Fille/Parlo a Clori  (07:01)
  9. Niobe Regina di Tepe, opera: Act 1: Mia fiamma, mio ardore

    1. Act 1: Mia fiamma, mio ardore  (02:16)
  10. L'Eritrea, opera: Act 1: O luci belle

    1. Act 1: O luci belle  (02:33)
  11. Magnificat, for 5 voices, 5-part chorus, orchestra & continuo in D major, BWV 243 (BC E14): VI. Et misericordia

    1. VI. Et misericordia  (03:26)
  12. L'incoronazione di Poppea, opera in 3 acts, SV 308: Act 3: Pur ti miro

    1. Act 3: Pur ti miro  (04:13)
  13. Rêvons, c'est l'heure, for soprano, tenor & piano  (03:46)
  14. Élégie: O doux printemps d'autrefois, for voice & piano (from "Mélodies, Vol.1")  (03:13)
  15. Violons dans le soir, song for voice & violin  (05:16)
  16. Viens! une flûte invisible soupire, for medium/ low voice, flute & piano  (02:49)
  17. Chanson d'automne  (02:54)
  18. Cet Air  (03:15)
  19. Oh My Love  (02:34)

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