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Passion ()

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composed by Agostino Steffani, Alessandro Grandi, André Caplet, Antonio Sartorio, Antonio Vivaldi, Benedetto Marcello, Camille Saint-Saëns, Charles Trénet, Christoph Willibald Gluck, Claudio Monteverdi, David Assaraf, Emmanuel Chabrier, Francesco Cavalli, Léo Ferré

Passion is a greatest-hits album by countertenor Philippe Jaroussky, with all the selections, if the publicity is to be believed, chosen by the singer himself from performances over the late 20 years (he has already released one such collection). It might be objected that three CDs are a lot for such a project, aimed at least in part at listeners new to the artist involved. However, this just shows why Jaroussky has been at the top of the countertenor heap for so long: his genius resides largely in how many different things ...

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  1. Filiae Mestae Jerusalem, solo motet for voice, strings & continuo in C minor, RV 638: II. Sileant Zephyri
  2. L'Ormindo, opera: Act 2: Che città
  3. L'Olimpiade, opera, EvaM 10:C12: Act 1: Mentre dormi
  4. Arianna e Teseo, opera: Mira in cielo
  5. Semiramide riconosciuta, opera (1st version): Se pietoso il tuo labbro
  6. Giustino, opera, RV 717: Act 1: Vedrò con mio diletto
  7. Xerse, opera: Act 1: Ombra mai fu
  8. Niobe Regina di Tepe, opera: Act 1: Sfere amiche
  9. Gli Amori d'Apollo e di Dafne, opera: Act 3: Misero Apollo
  10. Stabat Mater, hymn for alto, strings & continuo in F minor, RV 621: I. Stabat Mater dolorosa
  11. Stabat Mater, hymn for alto, strings & continuo in F minor, RV 621: VII. Eia Mater
  12. Confitebor, for soloists, chorus & orchestra: V. Sanctum et terribile nomen ejus
  13. Erismena, opera: Act 2: Uscitemi dal cor, lacrime amare
  14. Stabat mater, for soprano, alto, strings & organ in F minor: X. Fac ut portem Christi mortem
  15. Longe mala, umbrae, terrores, motet for voice, strings & continuo in G minor, RV 629 (introduzione to Gloria): I. Longe mala, umbrae, terrores
  16. Nisi Dominus (Psalm 126), for voice, viola d'amore, strings & continuo in G minor, RV 608: IV. Cum dederit
  17. Flow, my tears, fall from your springs, for 2 voices & lute (Second Book of Songs)
  18. Welcome to all the pleasures (An Ode for St. Cecilia's Day), for soloists, chorus & instruments, Z. 339: III. Here the deities approve
  19. O solitude, my sweetest choice, song, Z. 406
  20. Radamisto, opera, HWV 12: Act 3: Qual nave smarrita
  21. Partenope, opera, HWV 27: Act 2: Furibondo spira iI vento
  22. Partenope, opera, HWV 27: Act 3: Ch'io parta?
  23. Serse (Xerxes), opera, HWV 40: Act 1: Frondi tenere... Ombra mai fu
  24. Flavio, Rè di Longobardi, opera, HWV 16: Act 2: Rompo i lacci
  25. Cantata No. 82, "Ich habe genug," BWV 82 (BC A169): I. Ich habe genug
  26. Komm, süsser Tod, for voice & continuo, BWV 478 (BC F227) (Schemelli Gesangbuch No. 868)
  27. Jesus liegt in letzten Zügen, sacred cantata for voice, 2 oboes, strings & continuo, TWV 1:983: III. Mein liebster Heiland
  28. La favola d'Orfeo, opera, SV 318: Act 1: Rosa del Ciel
  29. Orfeo ed Euridice (Italian version), opera in 3 acts, Wq. 30: Act 3: Che farò senza Euridice
  30. Du bist die Ruh, song for voice & piano, D. 776 (Op. 59/3)
  31. Ständchen ("Leise flehen meine Lieder"), song for voice & piano (Schwanengesang), D. 957/4
  32. Fisch-Ton-Khan, operetta (incomplete): Qui je suis, qui je suis
  33. Colloque sentimental, song
  34. Les feuilles mortes, for voice & piano
  35. Polifemo, opera: Act 2: Placidetti zeffiretti
  36. Stabat mater, for soprano, alto, strings & organ in F minor: I. Stabat Mater dolorosa
  37. L'Orfeo, opera: Act 1: Cara e amabile catena
  38. Giulio Cesare in Egitto, opera, HWV 17: Act I: Son nata a lagrimar
  39. O intemerata, motet for 2 voices (Il secondo libro de motetti (1617))
  40. Faramondo, opera, HWV 39: Act 3: Caro / Cara, tu m'accendi
  41. Orfeo ed Euridice (Italian version), opera in 3 acts, Wq. 30: Act 3: Vieni, appaga il tuo consorte...Grande, o Numi
  42. Veggio Fille (Tirsi e Fileno), for 2 voices & continuo, SF. 475: Veggio Fille/Parlo a Clori
  43. Niobe Regina di Tepe, opera: Act 1: Mia fiamma, mio ardore
  44. L'Eritrea, opera: Act 1: O luci belle
  45. Magnificat, for 5 voices, 5-part chorus, orchestra & continuo in D major, BWV 243 (BC E14): VI. Et misericordia
  46. L'incoronazione di Poppea, opera in 3 acts, SV 308: Act 3: Pur ti miro
  47. Rêvons, c'est l'heure, for soprano, tenor & piano
  48. Élégie: O doux printemps d'autrefois, for voice & piano (from "Mélodies, Vol.1")
  49. Violons dans le soir, song for voice & violin
  50. Viens! une flûte invisible soupire, for medium/ low voice, flute & piano
  51. Chanson d'automne
  52. Cet Air
  53. Oh My Love
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