Dedications (2016)

Kreisler, Faure, Ysaye, Ysay, Chausson, Saint-Saens

Rosanne Philippens, Julien Quentin

“It began with a piece which I fell in love with: Eugène Ysaÿe’s Poème élégiaque. You have to tune the bottom violin string a tone lower. That explains the dark character, which you hear particularly in the middle, which is a funeral march. Ysaÿe dedicated it to Gabriël Fauré. And so the idea for this CD was born: violin music by composers who honoured and inspired one another. I found out, for example, that Fauré often visited the famous singer Pauline Viardot’s salon. It was there that he premiered the Romance. At first it sounds like a rather sweet Fauré, but passions rise high in the middle. Fauré was briefly engaged to a daughter of Viardot. The Russian writer Ivan Toergenjev, Viardot’s lover, used the affaire in his short story Le chant de l’amour triomphant, on which, in turn, Ernest Chausson based his Poème, with its dreamy music and a tragic ring. Chausson dedicated it to Ysaÿe and drew inspiration from his Poème élégiaque, as one hears in the high violin trills at the end of both pieces

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Rosanne Philippens

“Energetic, sensitive and flawless playing -  a dream violinist" Dutch daily De Telegraaf

Approaching music with the greatest possible sincerity is the credo of Rosanne Philippens, capturing audiences throughout the world with her infectiously joyful music making.  

Having come to the fore by winning first prizes at the Dutch National Violin Competition and the Internationale Violinwettbewerb Freiburg, Rosanne now travels the world as a soloist. She has appeared with most Dutch orchestras including the Rotterdam Philharmonic, the Barcelona Symphony, the Ulster Orchestra, Canadian orchestras such as the Vancouver Symphony and the Winnipeg Orchestra and orchestras in Germany, Finland and Switzerland. 

Besides prestigious appearances with conductors such as Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Lawrence Foster and Jan-Willem de Vriend, Rosanne has a passion for the playing/conducting mode, leading chamber orchestras from the ‘soloist spot’. She has performed in this way with the Camerata RCO and the Concertgebouw Chamber Orchestra, among others.  

Very important for Rosanne is her own personal concert series ‘The Amsterdam Salon Pop-Up’: high quality concerts with accessible programs in an intimate salon atmosphere, popping up in unexpected places. As a devoted chamber musician she has collaborated withstars of her generation, including István Vardai, Vilde Frang, Lawrence Power and Vikingúr Olafsson. 

Rosanne records exclusively for the Channel Classics label. BBC Magazine rated her last Prokofiev CD with a double five-star review accompanied by the statement: “Rosanne Philippens’ concerto is a triumph”. Her album ‘Dedications’ gained a five-star review in the Dutch daily De Volkskrant, where she was described as “a violinist with great character”. Her album INSIGHT is quite out of the box: a solo CD combining works by Bach, Enescu and Biber, recorded after a European tour during which the feedback of the public played a crucial role.  

Rosanne Philippens was taught from the age of three by Anneke Schilt at the Amstelveen music school. She continued her studies with Coosje Wijzenbeek, Vera Beths, Anner Bylsma and Ulf Wallin and was a student at the Royal Conservatory of The Hague and the Hanns Eisler Academy in Berlin, taking degrees with the highest distinction at both institutes. 

Rosanne is very grateful to the Elise Mathilde Foundation for enabling her to play on the 1727 ’Barrere’ Stradivarius.

Julien Quentin

French pianist Julien Quentin has established himself as a versatile and sensitive musician, exhibiting great maturity and poise. His remarkable depth of musicianship and distinct clarity of sound coupled with flawless technique, make him an artist in demand as both soloist and chamber musician. He has made successful recital debuts in Paris (Salle Cortot), Geneva Conservatoire Hall and Bargemusic in New York. He has appeared as soloist with the Wroclaw, Qatar and Córdoba Philharmonic Orchestras under such conductors as Tommaso Placidi, Paul Biss & Han-Na Chang. Regularly invited to numerous international Festivals, Quentin’s appearances in Europe include Verbier, Lucerne, Gstaad, Montreux, Zermatt, Dresden, Braunschweig, Schwetzingen, Ludwigsburg, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Beethovenfest Bonn, Radio France Montpellier & Saint Denis. A regular performer in North America, he has appeared at the Ravinia, La Jolla and Mostly Mozart Festivals in the United States. He has broadcast in Canada, United States, Japan and in countries across Europe. Julien Quentin is a keen chamber musician and has collaborated with artists such Nicolas Altstaedt, Emanuel Ax, Lisa Batiashvili, Gautier Capuçon, Corey Cerovsek, Martin Fröst, Sol Gabetta, David Garrett, Nelson Goerner, Ilya Gringolts, Gary Hoffman, Angelika Kirchschlager, Lawrence Power, Dmitry Sitkovetsky, Sayaka Shoji, Kirill Troussov & István Várdai.

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Dedications (2016)

Kreisler, Faure, Ysaye, Ysay, Chausson, Saint-Saens

Rosanne Philippens, Julien Quentin

    Luister [9] -

Ze kan haar viool laten zingen én spreken. Intens en betrokken met een enorme wil tot communiceren. En communiceren doet ze.

    Fono Forum

Philippens profiliert sich als technisch versierte Geigerin, feinfühlig begibt sie sich auf die Suche nach den Facetten romantischer Klanglichkeit.


Beide musici brengen ongeacht het karakter en de stijl van de werken een breed gamma van expressie, kleur, ritmische verscheidenheid en subtiele trekjes aan. (...) Missie honderd procent geslaagd.

    Reformatorisch Dagblad

Rosanne Philippens blijkt met deze soms halsbrekende stukken geen enkele moeite te hebben. Haar spel is muzikaal en ze etaleert een smetteloze techniek, met name in het meerstemmige spel.

    De Gelderlander 4 stars -

Rosanne Philippens is hot (...) haar nieuwste CD ‘Dedications’ verdient zeker een prijs qua originaliteit (...) een eerbetoon in het kwadraat (...)


Excellently-programmed Franco-Belgian repertoire (...) a most enjoyable recital, played with individuality and flair. (...) Philippens and Quentin have been splendidly served by their engineers and by a good booklet.

    BBC Music Magazine -

Rosanne Philippens’s brilliantly focused, expressive sound is coupled with an inspired programme of music by and for virtuoso violinists of the Romantic period. An absolute joy from start to finish.


Rosanne Philippens is bezig met een groeispurt (...) ze stroomt meteen door naar de voorste gelederen van haar vak. (...) Ze laat de stukken klinken alsof ze voor haar persoonlijk zijn geschreven. (...) dwars door de noten heen hoor je de persoonlijke stem van een jonge violiste met een dijk van een karakter. (...)

Dedications (2016)

Kreisler, Faure, Ysaye, Ysay, Chausson, Saint-Saens

Rosanne Philippens, Julien Quentin

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The recording was originally digitized using the Grimm AD1, which operates at DSD64. The original session tracks were edited and rebalanced (which meant going through the mixer)  in the only available format for that purpose; the Pyramix 352.8KHz/24bit PCM (DXD). Prior to the advent of direct digital delivery, the next step in the production process from 352.8KHz/24bit PCM would be the DSD64 edited master for SACD production. What we have done now is also make a direct conversion to DSD128 and DSD256 from that original DXD edited master, without going through any interim processing steps. 

Those DXD to DSD conversions are not up-samplings, as they would be going from one PCM sampling rate to another, for they are different encoding systems. PCM is a digital value sample based system, and DSD is a digital bit density modulated system. Conversion from any PCM sample rate to any DSD bit rate system is a remodulation, not an up-sampling.

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Mastering Room: Grimm LS1
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Recording Engineer: Jared Sacks
Recording location: MCO Studio 1 Hilversum, Holland
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Praeludium and Allegro
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Romance in Bb op. 28
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Poeme Elegiaque in D minor
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