Philippe Jaroussky: À sa guitare

 
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POULENC / DOWLAND / PURCELL / PAISIELLO / RAMIREZ / etc
Philippe Jaroussky: À sa guitare
Philippe Jaroussky (countertenor), Thibaut Garcia (guitar)

[ Erato Classics / CD ]

Release Date: Friday 15 October 2021

The first joint album from countertenor Philippe Jaroussky and guitarist Thibaut Garcia, À sa guitare takes its name from a song by the 20th century French composer Francis Poulenc. But its frame of reference is extraordinarily wide - both culturally and stylistically. Its 22 tracks range across 400 years and music by composers and songwriters from France, Britain, Austria, Italy, Spain, Brazil, Argentina and the USA.

"The album is a journey between different cultures, different continents and different languages," says Philippe Jaroussky, "but each piece is a world in itself. The idea was to take some risks … sometimes moving to a completely different world between one track and the next." "We can evoke hugely different colours as we juggle between renaissance music and a song by Barbara," explains Thibaut Garcia. "It's our job to play with a palette of colours to produces something unique … We put a great deal of thought into the album, but we also put our hearts into it."

Tracks:

Poulenc: Poulenc / Transcr. Garcia: À sa guitare, FP 79a

Dowland: The Firste Booke of Songes: No. 17, Come Again! Sweet Love Doth Now Invite

Giordani, G: Giordani / Transcr. Jacques: Caro mio ben (Formerly Attributed to Tommaso Giordani)

Caccini, F: Il primo libro delle musiche: Chi desia di saper

Granados: Granados / Transcr. Garcia: 12 Tonadillas en estilo antiguo: No. 5, El mirar de la maja

Schubert: Schubert / Transcr. Jacques: Erlkönig, Op. 1, D. 328

Poulenc: Sarabande for solo guitar, Op. 179

Barbara: Barbara / Transcr. Garcia: Septembre

Purcell: Purcell / Transcr. Garcia: If Music Be the Food of Love, Z. 379

Dowland: Dowland / Transcr. Garcia: A Musicall Banquet: No. 3, In Darkness Let Me Dwell

Bonfa: Bonfá / Transcr. Garcia & Ferreira: Manhã de carnaval (From "Orfeu Negro")

Reis: Xodó da baiana

Mozart: Mozart / Transcr. Jacques: Abendempfindung, K. 523

Paisiello: Paisiello / Transcr. Jacques: L'amor contrastato, ossia la molinara, Act II: "Nel cor più non mi sento"

Ramirez, A: Ramírez / Transcr. Garcia: Alfonsina y el mar

Fauré: Fauré / Transcr. Jacques: 3 Songs, Op. 8: No. 1, Au bord de l'eau

Fauré: Fauré / Transcr. Garcia: 2 Songs, Op. 43: No. 2, Nocturne

Rossini: Rossini / Transcr. Garcia: Tancredi, Act I: "Di tanti palpiti"

Rodríguez, Gerardo: Rodríguez / Transcr. De Azpiazu: La cumparsita

Purcell: Purcell / Transcr. Garcia: Dido and Aeneas, Z. 626, Act III: "When I Am Laid in Earth"

Lorca: 13 Canciones españolas antiguas: No. 1, Anda, jaleo

Britten: Britten / Transcr. Garcia: Folksong Arrangements, Vol. II "France": No. 6, Il est quelqu'un sur terre

Alfonsina y el mar (Transcr. Garcia)