Established as one of Virgin Classics’ bestselling artists, Philippe Jaroussky, who has been described as “the Apollo of countertenors” by Germany’s Die Zeit, stands out among his many talented contemporaries as much for the soprano-
like beauty of his tone as for the elegance and insight of his interpretations and his adventurous and erudite approach to repertoire – whether unearthing neglected scores by little-known composers or venturing beyond the Baroque into the 19th and 20th centuries.
Jaroussky’s diverse achievements are celebrated in the 2-CD set: The Voice. Displaying the breadth of his repertoire – from Vivaldi, Handel and lesser-known masters of the Baroque to Fauré, Hahn and even Tango King Ástor Piazzolla – these two releases prove once again that there is much more to Jaroussky than ‘the voice of an angel’. The Voice – Best of Philippe Jaroussky is comprised of 31 tracks chosen by the singer himself and includes six previously unreleased tracks of music by Handel and Purcell.