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stereophile – Philippe Jaroussky’s Exquisite Handel

2017-11-10, stereophile, by Jason Victor Serinus

“Exquisite” is not a word to be invoked lightly. In the history of vocal music on record, there has been only one singer to earn that appellation—soprano Maggie Teyte, Debussy’s second Melisande, whom the great Polish tenor Jean de Reszke dubbed “L’Exquise.” To that exalted category must now be added countertenor Philippe Jaroussky, whose latest recording for Warner, The Handel Album, contains some of the most exquisite singing I have ever been privileged to hear. […]

The Handel Album has certainly earned its rightful place in my next “Records to Die For” listing. […]

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