Today's Classical Music Video

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Countertenor Philippe Jaroussky Sings Vivaldi

At age 33, Philippe Jaroussky is at the top of his game. His countertenor is noted for its purity and innate beauty, a completely natural sound without the artificiality that can afflict some countertenor voices. His coloratura facility is exemplary, allowing him to sing some of the most florid music once reserved for the castrato voice. Given the contraction of the record industry, his discography is nothing short of amazing. He is currently on a recital tour that takes him to Royal Conservatory of Music's Koerner Hall in Toronto on Tuesday, Nov. 1. Appearing with Jaroussky is the baroque orchestra, Apollo's Fire in a program of Handel and Vivaldi.  There are plenty of video clips of Jaroussky on Youtube.  Here is one where he sings Vivaldi's "Vedro con mio diletto,"  also on his program at Koerner Hall.
- Joseph K. So

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