Dedications

Julien Quentin, Rosanne Philippens

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Original Recording Format: DSD 64

“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

Tracklist

1.
Praeludium and Allegro
05:30
2.
Romance in Bb op. 28
05:45
3.
Poeme Elegiaque in D minor
14:07
4.
Recitativo and Scherzo for violin solo op. 6 - Recitativo
03:10
5.
Recitativo and Scherzo for violin solo op. 6 - Scherzo-Caprice
01:48
6.
Sonata for violin solo no. 4 in E minor - allemande
06:16
7.
Sonata for violin solo no. 4 in E minor - Sarabande
03:51
8.
Sonata for violin solo no. 4 in E minor - Finale
03:26
9.
Poeme op. 25
14:51
10.
Elegie op. 143
04:33
11.
Caprice d'apres L'Etude op. 52
08:52

Total time: 01:12:09

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Pyramix

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Cables

van den Hul – 3T

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Grimm AD

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Mastering Room

Grimm LS1

Mastering Engineer

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.

We feel there is an audio advantage to this process in using the original files so we give you the choice and you can decide.

Jared Sacks

Microphones

Bruel & Kyaer, Schoeps

Mixing Board

Rens Heijnis custom made

Producer

Jared Sacks

Recording Engineer

Jared Sacks

Recording location

MCO Studio 1 Hilversum, Holland

Recording Software

Merging

Recording Type & Bit Rate

DSD64

SKU

38516

Release Date October 10, 2016
SKU 38516

Press reviews

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.

Quadrevisie

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 (…)

Musicweb

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.

Volkskrant

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. (…)

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