Philippe Jaroussky with L’Arpeggiata and Christina Pluhar

This, LArpeggiatas first release on Virgin Classics, explores music by Claudio Monteverdi, blending instruments and voices including those of countertenor Philippe Jaroussky and soprano Núria Rial in a kind of intoxicating baroque jam session. It includes the final duet from Lincoronazione di Poppea, often cited as one of the most sensuous and beautiful love scenes…