Rosanne Philippens, Julien Quentin – Saint-Saens, Ysaye, Kreisler: Dedications (2016) [FLAC 24bit/96kHz]

Saint-Saens, Ysaye, Kreisler – Dedications – Rosanne Philippens, Julien Quentin (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz  | Time – 01:13:02 minutes | 1,2 GB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: | Digital Booklet | © Channel Classics Records
Recording: 27,28, 29 January 2016, MCO studio, Hilversum

Parts from interview of Rosanne Philippens with music journalist Guido van Oorschot (from: liner notes)
…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.

…The composers featured on this CD knew and respected one another. You can imagine them enjoying a glass of wine together in a cafe or a conversation in a salon. That sort of connection appeals to me, for today artists tend to work on their own. I often think about setting up a contemporary salon, a place where colleagues meet regularly and talk about art, discovering new things and inspiring each other.

…Is this a romantic CD? The word sounds a little inadequate, too flowery and sentimental. Romanticism can be a very serious matter. Sturm und Drang, love and death, profound emotions, feelings, feelings, feelings. This is my first CD on the ‘Barrere’ Stradivarius dating from 1727. It has a warm, round tone, or rather: all sorts of sound layers with which I can express all those romantic emotions. I hope that the listener will come into contact with his own emotions. Or to put it more strongly: that he will catch a glimpse of his own soul.

Fritz Kreisler (1875-1962)
1 Praeludium and Allegro (in the style of Pugnani) 5.30

Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924)
2 Romance in B flat, Op. 28 5.45

Eugène Ysaÿe (1858-1931)
3 Poème Elégiaque in D Minor, Op.12 14.07

Fritz Kreisler (1875-1962)
Recitativo and Scherzo-Caprice for violin solo, Op. 6 A Eugène Ysaÿe, le maître et l’ami
4 Recitativo 3.10
5 Scherzo-Caprice 1.48

Eugène Ysaÿe (1858-1931)
Sonata for violin solo No. 4 in E minor Op. 27/4 A Fritz Kreisler
6 Allemanda. Lento maestoso 6.16
7 Sarabande. Quasi Lento 3.51
8 Finale. Presto ma non troppo 3.26

Ernest Chausson (1855-1899)
9 Poème Op. 25 14.51

Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921)
10 Elégie Op. 143 4.33

Eugène Ysaÿe (1858-1931)
11 Caprice d’après l’Etude en forme de Valse de C. Saint-Saëns Op. 52 8.52

Rosanne Philippens, violin
Julien Quentin, piano