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J.C. Bach: La Dolce Fiamma- Forgotten castrato arias


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The French counter-tenor Philippe Jaroussky first studied the violin, winning first prize in the National-Regional Music School in Versailles. From 1996 he turned to singing, working with Nicole Fallien, and won the Victoire de la Musique as outstanding new singer of 2004.

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  • Orchestra: Le Cercle De L'Harmonie
  • Conductor: Jeremie Rhorer
  • Audio CD (January 12, 2010)
  • SPARS Code: DDD
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Erato Disques
  • ASIN: B002P2SA58
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #43,840 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Pugna il guerriero Artaserse
2. Perché tarda è mai la morte Concert Aria
3. Sentimi, non partir...Al mio bene Orfeo ed Euridice
4. Sentimi, non partir...Al mio bene Orfeo ed Euridice(cont.)
5. La legge accetto Adriano in Siria
6. Cara, la dolce fiamma
7. Tutti nemici, e rei Carattaco
8. Perfida Cartismandua!...Fra l'orrore Artaserse
9. Perfida Cartismandua!...Fra l'orrore Artaserse (cont.)
10. No, che non ha la sorte...Vo solcando un mar crudele Concert aria
11. No, che non ha la sorte...Vo solcando un mar crudele Concert aria (cont.)
12. Ebben si vada... Io ti lascio Temistocle
13. Ebben si vada... Io ti lascio Temistocle (cont.)
14. Ch'io parta?

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The arias recorded here are worthy of the voice.
Giordano Bruno
It's a very nice addition to my music library and I recommend it.
richard schwarz
I highly recommend this and all his previous recordings.
Andrea Zuvich

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34 of 35 people found the following review helpful By Giordano Bruno on January 16, 2010
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... how good the famed castrati of 18th C music (Farinelli, Guadagni, Manzuoli, inter alia) really were -- whether they were as expressive, their voices as powerful, their breath control so vast that they could stretch an ornamented phrase across dozens of measures, beyond the lung capacity of any woman singer, as reported by contemporary listeners -- but if they were 'better' than our own male soprano Philippe Jaroussky, then I'm inflamed with envy at being born in the wrong age. But I'm willing to venture the opinion that no one ever has sung this repertoire, the arias and cantatas written for castrato superstars, more beautifully than Jaroussky. He transcends the usual limits of countertenor voices, not only in range but in flexibility of dynamics, with exactly the ability to sing expressively piano to forte, just the talent ascribed to the castrati for whom JC Bach composed many of his operatic roles. Jaroussky never sounds effortful or unnatural. His agility and suppleness in ornamental passages makes the most flamboyant excesses sound graceful and intrinsic to the affect of the music. His previous recital CD with Le Concert D'Astree -- "Carestini: the story of a castrato" -- cemented my opinion of him as the most virtuosic male soprano performing today, but this recording of arias all by the same composer, Johann Christian Bach, is ineluctably better. Part of its superiority comes from the tasteful instrumental support of the ensemble "Le Cercle de l'Harmonie", conducted by the very young Jérémie Rhorer. I have a suspicion that Jaroussky and Rhorer share interpretive instincts more closely than Jaroussky and Emmanuelle Haim, the director of Le Concert Astrée.

But then, it could be that the music itself is superior.
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40 of 44 people found the following review helpful By Jacques COULARDEAU on November 28, 2009
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The first surprise is the music itself and this rather not very well known composer, one of Johann Sebastian Bach's sons. Surprising because it is nothing but opera arias and not religious music at all. This son followed a road that his father hardly followed and his brothers not very much. The reason must be complex and must have to do with the change in that century that is taking Germany away from feudalism and its strict religious ideology to some more modern society that considers music more as an entertainment than as a spiritual enlightening religious elevation. The father had done some vocal composition on non-religious subjects but it was within the religious fundamentalism of his time: a cantata against coffee or against tobacco. Maybe there are some more that are not yet known and are buried in some library or archives somewhere in Leipzig or in the vast world. It is good to show this one of the Bach children dedicated his art to secular operas and it opened a door to a particular voice that was not very present, if ever in its male version, in the father's music, the castrato, the alto, that voice of angels that Bach did not use for his angels, when he had angels on his stage, sorry in his choir. The second surprise comes from the musical style. Brilliant in its finesse, brightness and expert virtuoso complexity but not in the austere line of the father's music or in the line of some religious compositions of his brothers and the very didactic Passions of that second Bach generation. It is as complex as a lot of Mozart's operatic music in the use of instruments, in the use of a modern syntax and harmony. But we could also think of Handel and the numerous operas of his we are also rediscovering today.Read more ›
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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Andrea Zuvich on December 3, 2009
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I had the honour of meeting Mr. Jaroussky last night in London's Barbican, where he performed and signed cd's. I listened to this new release today several times and found it to be gloriously beautiful and shows (yet again) how talented this young man is. He seems to effortlessly reach notes with the perfect pitch, intonation and timbre. He is shining light once again upon the largely ignored Baroque masterpieces of the Baroque repertoire. I highly recommend this and all his previous recordings.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Classics Lover on January 12, 2010
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Philippe Jaroussky is truly and exceptional artist. I've never heard another countertenor who has matched the crystal clear vocal quality as Phillippe's. There is no sound of vocal strain - perhaps this is how the great castratis of the 18th century truly sounded. This tonality is sweet and radiant. You can hear the emotion Philippe injects into each note. With that said, he has poignant, lyrical expressiveness. This CD is a definite keeper and I'm so glad to have it in my library.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By A. F. S. Mui on April 13, 2010
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Young Jaroussky has a keen ear and bright eye for repertoire in that he picked a truly wonderful album from J C Bach's forgotten operas and concert arias.
These works deserve much more performance in the modern times.
Listening to this album, you will doubtlessly hear what amount of work Jaroussky has injected into this recording, and the pairing with Jerome Rhorer is utterly perfect.
Having said that, the singing, though good, is not exactly exceptional, even though one is more interested to 'see' as well as hear a male singer tackling these works for castrati than a woman singing in trouser role.
Hence while I am very interested in 'seeing' Jaroussky perform these operas live, for pure listening, I tend to feel that mezzos would be more at ease with the singing than Jaroussky, who does not, at this point of time at least, have the 'seamless register changes' that is being required of a truly top vocalist, and his beautiful timber at times sounds stretched and uneasy in quite a number of tracks on this album.
Five stars for the music, three stars for the vocalism.
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