[ 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."
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