Warner Classics – La Storia di Orfeo

2017-03-10 Dass die erste bedeutende Oper der Musikgeschichte von einem der legendärsten Musiker der antiken Mythologie handelt, ist sicher kein Zufall: In seinem Orfeo gab Claudio Monteverdi diesem großen Sänger eine Stimme, deren Klang sogar wilde Tiere be-sänftigen und Steine zum Weinen bringen konnte. Zum 450. Geburtstag des frühbarocken Genies im Mai 2017 stellt sich […]

Warner – Countdown to Valentine’s Day: five classical albums for lovers

2015-02-11, Warner “‘Voici des fruits, des fleurs, des feuilles et des branches, Et puis voici mon cœur qui ne bat que pour vous’ ‘Here are fruits, flowers, leaves and branches, And here is my heart, which beats only for you.’ Philippe Jaroussky sings these intimate lines three times on his forthcoming double album of Verlaine […]

Warner – Philippe Jaroussky video unveils his Verlaine songbook project ‘Green’

2015-01-30, Warner Classics As Philippe Jaroussky points out in his new video, Paul Verlaine’s poems have been more frequently set to music than any other French writer’s. The countertenor has drawn together a double album’s worth of French mélodies and chansons with words by his favourite poet to create a personal Verlaine ‘songbook’. Source: Warner Classics

Warner – Philippe Jaroussky to release double album of songs with poetry by Verlaine

2015-01-15, Warner Classics “Jaroussky, speaking of a Verlaine setting by Reynaldo Hahn, has said that the poet ‘conveys a feeling of both moonlit abstraction and of the allusive, but very sensual caress of the beloved. There is always a sensual element in Verlaine’s writing.’”… via Warner Classics

Warner – Green: Mélodies françaises on Poems by Paul Verlaine

2014-12-30, Warner Classics “Green, the long-awaited follow-up to Opium, is a collection of song settings of the poems of Paul Verlaine, one of the most influential figures of the fin de siècle. Verlaine’s life was in turns full of love and loss, promise and disappointment, vitality and addiction, and his ground-breaking symbolist poetry inspired a […]