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Philippe Jaroussky and Jérôme Ducros play French Melodies

Verbier Festival 2009

Philippe Jaroussky and Jérôme Ducros play French Melodies Verbier Festival 2009


Within less than ten years, Philippe Jaroussky has become a legendary voice: his countertenor voice, pure and crystal clear sounds surreal when heard for the first time.

He gained recognition for his interpretations of the baroque repertoire (Bach, Haendel, Scarlatti and above all, Vivaldi with his accomplice Jean Christophe Spinosi). However, this magical moment at the Verbier Festival in July 2009 proves his great thirst and curiosity for other repertoires.

The Verbier church created the perfect intimate space for Philippe Jaroussky and Jérôme Ducros to present their selection of the most beautiful French melodies of the end of the 19th and of the beginning of the 20th century.

The two young musicians are impressive in the great variety of their feelings, full of nuanced colors and poetic touches. A compelling artistic beauty.


  • Gabriel Dupont, Mandoline
  • Ernest Chausson, Le colibri, Op. 2 No. 7
  • Camille Saint-Saëns, Opium
  • Reynaldo Hahn, Offrande
  • Jules Massenet, Nuit d'Espagne
  • Cécile Chaminade, Autumn, Op. 35 in D flat Major
  • Reynaldo Hahn, A Chloris
  • Gabriel Fauré, Autumn, Op. 18 No. 3
  • Ernest Chausson, Papillons
  • Ernest Chausson, Les Heures
  • Cécile Chaminade, Sombrero
  • César Franck, Nocturne
  • Reynaldo Hahn, Trois jours de vendange
  • Gabriel Fauré, En sourdine
  • Guillaume Lekeu, Sur une tombe
  • Reynaldo Hahn, Fêtes galantes
  • César Franck, Prélude, Op. 18
  • Gabriel Fauré, Nell
  • Ernest Chausson, Le temps des lilas
  • Cécile Chaminade, Mignonne
  • Pauline Viardot, La Havanaise
  • Cécile Chaminade, Sombrero
  • Xavier Montsalvatge, Canción de cuna para dormir un negrito


  • Directed by: François-René Martin
  • Venue: Verbier Church (Verbier, Switzerland)
  • Production date: 2009
  • Duration: 1 h 22 min
  • Production: © Idéale Audience
  • Available version(s): EN


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