Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Philippe Jaroussky "O solitude, my sweetest choice" (L'Arpeggiata)

Published on Mar 20, 2014
From the CD Music for a While - Improvisations on Purcell (Erato/Warner Classics)

All of the photographs in this video are by my dear friend Susanna (Riyueren) Bavaresco.

O solitude, my sweetest choice z406
Words by Kathryn Philips,
after Antoine Girard de Saint-Amant, 'La Solitude'

Philippe Jaroussky, Eero Palviainen, Sarah Ridy,
Haru Kitamika, Boris Schmidt, Christina Pluhar

O solitude, my sweetest choice!
Places devoted to the night,
remote from tumult and from noise,
how ye my restless thoughts delight!
O solitude, my sweetest choice!

O heav'ns! what content is mine
to see these trees, which have appeared
from the nativity of time,
and which all ages have revered,
to look today as fresh and green
as when their beauties first were seen.

Oh, how agreeable a sight
these hanging mountains do appear,
which th'unhappy would invite
to finish all their sorrows here,
when their hard fate makes them endure
such woes as only death can cure.

Oh, how I solitude adore,
that element of noblest wit,
where I have learnt Apollo's lore,
without the pains to study it.
For thy sake I in love am grown
with what thy fancy doth pursue,
but when I think upon my own,
I hate it for that reason too,
because it needs must hinder me
from seeing and from serving thee.
O solitude, oh how I solitude adore!

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