Philippe Jaroussky - Fantastic press reviews for "La vanità del mondo"
Philippe Jaroussky releases his latest album "La vanità del mondo" on 13th November 2020. With his ensemble Artaserse, the countertenor dares to explore Italian oratorios, dramatic sounds about the transience of the world.
The album features works by Pietro Torri, Alessandro Scarlatti, Fortunato Chelleri, Georg Friedrich Händel, Antonio Caldara, Antonio Maria Bononcini, Nicola Fago, Johann Adolf Hasse and Benedetto Marcello.
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"It is beautiful to hear how Jaroussky's still heavenly pure voice has gained depth and fullness in the midst of these sweet-as-heart works, even if he no longer has to tightrope walk at the highest heights. Immersion and abandon as well as his plumbing of the text impress all the more." (www.welt.de, 26.12.2020, Manuel Brug)
"Here, less spectacular vocal acrobatics are often called for, but rather an intense interpenetration of voice and orchestra. [...] Sometimes with furore, sometimes solemn, humble, elegiac or ambiguously lascivious, sometimes with intimate address. [...] The ensemble Artaserse plays in perfect harmony, soulful, delicate, full of fervour, with vividly modelled fine detail." (concerti.de, 17.12.2020, Eckhard Weber)
"To say it in advance: The entire CD is on a high artistic level, pure listening pleasure. [...] And there are certainly some highlights: Jaroussky's interpretation of Dormi, fulmine di guerra by Allessandro Scarlatti, for example, is outstanding: simple, straightforward and with great grace. And his voice sounds astonishingly full in the Furioso: in Tuona il Ciel by Benedetto Marcello, Jaroussky roars furiously and for once does not appear angelic at all." (Online Musik Magazin, Susanne Westerholt)
The album has been released by Erato/Warner Classics, for further information please follow this link.