Rosanne Philippens plays Szymanowski | Channel Classics CCSSA36715

Rosanne Philippens plays Szymanowski


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Label: Channel Classics

Cat No: CCSSA36715

Format: SACD

Number of Discs: 1

Release Date: 20th April 2015



Rosanne Philippens (violin)
Julien Quentin (piano)
Nationaal Jeugdorkest (NJO)


Xian Zhang


Stravinsky, Igor

Chanson Russe
The Firebird (L'Oiseau de feu) (trans. violin and piano)

Szymanowski, Karol

King Roger
» Roxana's Song (arr. for violin and piano)
Mythes (3), op.30
Nocturne and Tarantella, op.28
Violin Concerto no.1, op.35


Rosanne Philippens (violin)
Julien Quentin (piano)
Nationaal Jeugdorkest (NJO)


Xian Zhang


"What a surprise it was when my friend the pianist Julien Quentin introduced me to the music of Szymanowski several years ago. A world full of myths opened up, a landscape with fast streaming rivers where frightened nymphs timidly glanced back at lascivious satyrs with goat hooves. And full of colourful stories about the shepherd’s boy seduced by a princess, and the firebird hiding in the bushes.

In the three myths I recognised Ovid’s Metamorphoses. I managed to track down the poems of Szymanowski’s countryman Tadeusz Micinski, which inspired him. In pursuit of the composer’s roots, I visited his villa Atma, where I heard the wonderful music of the mountains of Zakopane, which had moved him as well. And so ‘Myth’ came into being, an issue imbued with the Polish soul, and including, from further afield, some Russian myths as well." - Rosanne Philippens

Rosanne Philippens is considered one of the most promising violin talents in the Netherlands. Her open and communicative style of performance won her first prizes at competitions including the Dutch National Violin Competition (Amsterdam Concertgebouw 2009) and the Freiburg International Violin Competition (2014).

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