2017-03-37, Gramophone, by n. N.

“Porpora Farinelli Arias

Philippe Jaroussky counterten Venice Baroque Orchestra / Andrea Marcon

(Erato)

‘Jaroussky’s rapid passagework in quick heroic arias is precise (the spectacular ‘Nell’attendere il mio bene’ from Polifemo) and Cecilia Bartoli pops up for a couple of love duets but the outstanding moments are slow arias that could have been tailor-made for Jaroussky’s sweetly graceful melodic singing (‘Le limpid’onde’ from Ifigenia in Aulide, featuring the pastoral delicacy of horns, flutes and oboes). Andrea Marcon and the Venice Baroque Orchestra produce admirable sentimental finesse or gutsy brilliance as required.’ David Vickers (11/13)”

 

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