Philippe Jaroussky manages the exquisite shift from Handel to Hahn.

Mélodies Françaises on Poems of Paul Verlaine

Philippe Jaroussky ct, Jerome Ducros p, Quator Ébène
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Why shouldn’t a countertenor have the necessary sensitivity and vocal technique to perform French mélodies? That’s the challenging question that Philippe Jaroussky poses in the liner notes of his latest album on Warner’s Erato label.

Firmly established as a darling of the Baroque, Jaroussky forsakes...

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