Aboulker: Mélodies & Songs
Format: COMPACT DISC
Aboulker, Isabelle; Kogan, Julia
Isabelle Aboulker is a well published composer and this release coincides with the 2018 score publication of Isabelle Aboulker: Mélodies Pour Voix Et Piano [Alphonse Leduc] an anthology of melodies for voice and piano including some of the Aboulker’s most popular songs. The majority of these songs feature on this present recording. There is something for everyone in this collection of Isabelle Aboulker’s most beautiful melodies: the passionate vocalises of Je t’aime sit alongside limpid fables by La Fontaine (The Crow and the Fox, The Lion in Old Age and more), while the unnerving eeriness of the merchant of souls in Au Marché de Saint-Paul contrasts with the light humor of the Savoir-vivre cycle, and the melancholy accents of Lettre d’amour make way for the irresistible charm of L’Inconstante. Isabelle’s prosodic clarity and voluptuous focus on the evocative power of words speak of a deep attachment to the legacy of French song composers. In turn impetuous or melancholy, this thrilling music knows how to aim straight for the heart.