Philippe Jaroussky: Italian Music for the Sun King

A Concert for Mazarin. With La Fenice, conducted by Jean Tubéry

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Philippe Jaroussky — Countertenor

Ensemble La Fenice

Stéphanie de Failly — Violinist

Birgit Goris — Violinist

Sarah Ridy — Harpist

Félix Knecht — Cellist

Nicolas Achten — Theorbist

Jean-Marc Aymes — Harpsichordist, organist

Jean Tubéry — Conductor, cornett

Program notes

In this concert recorded in 2010 at the Baroque Music Festival in Lyon, the countertenor Philippe Jaroussky accompanies the chamber ensemble La Fenice, specialized in Baroque music, which celebrates its twentieth anniversary. They perform masterworks composed by Frescobaldi, Monteverdi, Rossi, Bassani and Cazzatti.

In Un Concert pour Mazarin, former students, their professor Philippe Jaroussky and Jean Tubéry gather again to give a tribute to Mazarin, who greatly contributed to make Italian music be known in France during the 17th century. In 1643, when he was prime minister, Mazarin led a real "Italianising" policy: he invited to the Court numerous great Italian musicians, composers and performers.

Philippe Jaroussky is only thirty and his talent has already been awarded three "Victoires de la Musique Classique" and two "Echo Klassik Awards". He has been acclaimed in the most prestigious venues alongside renowned orchestras. Here, accompanied by the ensemble La Fenice created by Jean Tubéry, he lends his voice to perform masterpieces of the Baroque repertoire.

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