Isabelle Aboulker – ‘mélodies • songs’
en français and in English
Julia Kogan soprano
Isabelle Aboulker piano
This new landmark recording features the work of France’s greatest living art song composer, Isabelle Aboulker, as she turns 80. Though a legend in France, the language barrier has largely kept her from the Anglophone world, until now – new English translations by Timothy Adès have been recorded by Julia Kogan with the composer at the piano, alongside the original French versions.
"The Cat transformed into a Woman"
"The Lion in old age"
"Je t'aime - vocalise amoureuse pour soprano éperdue"
Troika: Russia’s westerly poetry in three orchestral song cycles
Three new song cycles based on Russian, French and English poems by Brodsky, Lermontov, Nabokov, Pushkin, and Tyutchev set to music by Aboulker, Barbotin, Bekmambetov, Greenberg, DeMars, Rubtsov, Schelle, and Zhurbin.
Recorded December 2009 with the St. Petersburg Chamber Philharmonic,
Jeffery Meyer, dir.
Released 2011 on Rideau Rouge Records with Harmonia Mundi distribution
"Jusqu'au plaisir de nous revoir"
Romances and Lieder
Songs of Rachmaninoff, Mozart and Schubert
Julia Kogan, soprano
Christopher Glynn, piano
Recorded in Paris, released in Brazil in 2010.
"How fair this spot!"
"Oh, do not sing to me!"
"Die junge Nonne"
"Du bist die Ruh"
Soprano opera arias and motet
Recorded 2007 with Chamber Orchestra Kremlin, Misha Rachlevsky, dir.
Released March 2010 on Rideau Rouge Records with distribution by Harmonia Mundi