BBC Music Magazine’s reviewer David Nice has awarded violinist Rosanne Philippens the prestigious ‘Concerto Choice’ in the current issue of the magazine, January 2018.
BBC Music Magazine 5 stars for the Performance and 5 stars for the Recording
We would like to congratulate Rosanne Philippens, pianist Julien Quentin, St. Gallen Symphony Orchestra and conductor Otto Tausk with this wonderful achievement!! What a great way to start the new year!
Gramophone: Editor’s Choice, Dec 2017: “faultlessly performed, this is a listening experience of unbridled pleasure. An exceptional album.” BBC Music Magazine: Chamber Choice, Dec 2017: “Even the humblest of cello lines is elevated beyond functionality into something expressive and integral to the overall effect. Bewitching.” Asahi, Japan’s leading newspaper, Dec 2017: The best of the 8 Best Classical CDs of the Month
The 55th Record Academy Award, Japan, Dec 2017:Winner in the category of Best Sound Recording
The Sunday Times 100 Best Albums of the Year 2017 (Genre Wide!): “Mahler’s epic symphony gets a deeply felt reading.”
The CD ‘Carrousel‘ has won the prestigious Edison Klassiek Audience Award 2017. It was presented to the musicians last night, live on the Dutch TV show Podium Witteman. We would like to thank Holland Baroque and improvising trumpet player (or ‘whisperer’) Eric Vloeimans for their unique approach to music and of course all of our fans, friends and family who voted for the CD.
You can watch ‘the making of’ video, read the album description and reviews and find the CD and Downloads (mp3 up to DSD 5ch) on this page.
Again, a very big thank you to each and everyone who voted. We are very proud and grateful that ‘#Carrousel‘ has won such a prestigious award, and clearly, we couldn’t have done it without you!
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Great news! This month’s BBC Music Magazine “Chamber Choice” goes to Grandissima Gravita by Rachel Podger & Brecon Baroque!
“Rachel Podger, inevitably, is the star, but ultimately the disc’s compulsive spell is down to the triumph of ensemble chemistry. Even the humblest of cello lines is elevated beyond functionality into something expressive and integral to the overall effect. Bewitching.”
Congratulations on the BBC Chamber Choice, 5 ***** for Performance and 5 ***** for Recording, Rachel Podger, Alison McGillivray, Daniele Caminiti, Marcin Świątkiewicz, Jared Sacks and Jonathan Freeman-Attwood!!
For more information, the SACD and Downloads, visit the album page:
Someone in the audience describes the performance as follows: It was fantastic, Rosanne Philippens rocked the place with her extreme talent and natural down to earth way. She very charmingly put a spell on the audience.
Carrousel has been nominated for one of the most prestigious Dutch awards: Edison Klassiek Audience Award 2017 and we ask you – music lovers around the world – to help them get as many votes as possible.
and on Carrousel‘s “STEM NU” button, enter your email address and confirm your vote in the automated email you will receive. It is as simple as that. Reading these instructions takes longer than to actually cast your vote…. 😉 Thank you!