Gramophone – Introducing Gramophone’s April 2017 issue

2017-03-?, Gramophone In the April issue of Gramophone Lindsay Kemp talks to Philippe Jaroussky and his countertenor colleagues about the exciting opportunities that lie ahead, now that the countertenor is an accepted voice in the modern musical world. In addition, Harriet Smith meets with virtuosic pianist Marc-André Hamelin as he prepares to release his new […]

Gramophone – Gramophone recommends: outstanding recent countertenor recordings

  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 […]

The Guardian – Monteverdi, Sartorio, Rossi: La storia di Orfeo CD review – glorious Jaroussky

2017-26-03 The Guardian, by Nicholas Kenyon “The presiding genius is countertenor Philippe Jaroussky who sings gloriously (though he is arguably not best suited to Monteverdi’s high tenor hero in his lavish Possente spirto). Jaroussky is well matched by Emöke Baráth’s crystal-clear soprano. Sartorio’s post-Cavalli idiom is sweetly melodic; I was much more taken by the […]

The Idle Woman – Philippe Jaroussky: Bach and Telemann

2016-12-04, The Idle Woman The hall was stuffed to the gunwales; the atmosphere was palpable; and yet there were times you could have heard the smallest of pins drop. Refined, elegiac and utterly professional, Jaroussky showed us all once again why he remains the hottest countertenor ticket of all. Source/Read more: [x]

The Independent – Philippe Jaroussky, Wigmore Hall, London, review:

2016-12-02, The Independent, by Cara Chanteau The almost over-familiar ‘Ich habe genug’, by contrast, showed Bach’s peerless genius for conveying deep feeling, as it floated on Jaroussky’s impossibly sustained legato. Source/Read more: [x] Alternative link on [x]

Presto Classical – Bach and Telemann cantatas from Philippe Jaroussky

2016-10-14, Presto Classical, n. N. With last week’s Liszt Études from Daniil Trifonov still ringing in my ears, today’s disc is all about transcendence of a very different variety: Bach and Telemann sacred cantatas from Philippe Jaroussky, in a recording of such radiance and beauty that it almost seems sacrilege to pick it apart even […]

The Guardian – Philippe Jaroussky: Sacred Cantatas CD review – French countertenor at his vibrant best

2016-10-13, The Guardian, by Erica Jeal This is the first all-German disc from the countertenor Philippe Jaroussky, and about time too: two of JS Bach’s most glorious cantatas find him at his vibrant best. The five movements of Bach’s Vernügte Ruh trace a compelling journey from contentment through agitation to resolution, all the while showcasing Jaroussky’s […]