Rachel Kolly, violin

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New Album - Lyrical Journey

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Lyrical Journey - Works by Strauss & Lekeu for violin & piano
with Christian Chamorel, piano

Recorded in Berlin for Indésens, on a 1732 Stradivari violin
Guillaume Lekeu : Sonate en sol majeur pour violon et piano
1) Très modéré - Vif et passionné -
2) Très lent -
3) Très animé -

Richard Strauss : Sonate pour violon et piano op. 18
4) Allegro ma non troppo
5) Improvisation: Andante cantabile
6) Finale : Andante - Allegro

7) Guillaume Lekeu : mélodie « sur une tombe », adapted by R. Kolly d’Alba et C. Chamorel -

8) Richard Strauss : Lied « Epheu », adapted by R. Kolly d’Alba et C. Chamorel
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(© 2015 on Aparté)

Rachel Kolly d'Alba | Fin de siècle

Release date: CH 02.2015 - ROW 03.2015

with: Christian Chamorel, piano
Spektral Quartet Chicago

Two masterpieces from the end of the last century: the rightly famous Sonata by Franck, and the breathtaking but too rare Concert by Chausson. All pieces traveling between grandeur and despair, intimacy of the soul and firy statements of the mind... These two works are the reason why Rachel became a violinist.

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(© 2012 on Warner Classics)

Rachel Kolly d'Alba | AMERICAN SERENADE

Release date: US 09.2012 - ROW 10.2012

with: Orchestre National des Pays de la Loire
John Axelrod, conductor

The rare and complex
Serenade by Bernstein, the colorful Fantasy by Gershwin on Porgy and Bess, and the virtuosic Carmen by Waxman; all pieces linked with love, paying a tribute to these amazing american composers, all having transcend the artistic boundaries, talking to the soul, being inclusive, not exclusive, and for all generations…

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(© 2011 on Warner Classics)

Rachel Kolly d'Alba | FRENCH IMPRESSIONS

Release date: CH 09.2011 - France/Italy 10.2011 - ROW 11.2011

with: Orchestre National des Pays de la Loire
John Axelrod, conductor
Orchestre Symphonique de Bienne,
Jean-Jacques Kantorow

This CD won the International Classical Music Awards 2012, as best CD of the year in the "concerto" category. This CD is dear to Rachel as it features her world: music from the beginning of the century, in France and Belgium. Chausson, Ysaÿe. Saint-Saëns and Ravel… we follow the development of the music between the late romantic 1880 to the impressionist in 1920...

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(© 2010 on Warner Classics)

Rachel Kolly d'Alba | PASSION YSAYE

Release date: CH 04.2010 - France/UK 05.2010 - ROW 06.2010

Her Passion for her beloved composer finally shared on a recording. After having toured with the 6 Sonatas, she recorded this CD on the ex Smith Stradivari violin and this CD has become a worldwide success. Recognized by the Press (Crescendo, Qobuz, Strad…) as being one of the best Ysaÿe's Solo Sonatas recording among those famous from Kremer and Zimmermann.

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(© 2006 on Artlab)

Rachel Kolly d'Alba | FRENCH RECITAL

Release date: 09.2006

with: Atena Carte, piano

Rare or more famous pages for violin and piano from the franco-belgium school. Fauré 1st violin sonata, Lili Boulanger's
Cortège and Nocturne, Ysaÿe's rêve d'enfant or Debussy sonata for her first studio CD.

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(© 2005 )

Rachel Kolly d'Alba | ICI-AILLEURS

Release date: 02. 2005

with: Ensemble Paul Klee. Artistic director: Pierre Sublet, Claude Eichenberger, voice, Matthias Schranz, cello, Kaspar Zehnder, flute, Horia Dumitrache, clarinet, Eva Aroutunian, piano

Contemporary music from Switzerland and Armenia by Komitas, Hovhannisyan, Frauchiger, Kelterborn, Voskanian, Gaudibert including the violin concerto by Nadir Vassena

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