Anton Batagov

16+
(female poetry through the ages)
song cycle

Nadine Koutcher
soprano, percussion
Anton Batagov
piano, percussion

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CD 1

1_ You Who Are There
Hadewijch (13th century, Flanders)

2_ Marina
Marina Tsvetaeva (1892 – 1941, Russia)

3_ The Wind
Emily Dickinson (1830 – 1886, US)

4_ The Goddess
Zinaida Gippius (1869 – 1945, Russia)

5_ That's Me
Maya Angelou (1928 – 2014, US)

6_ The Cinematograph
Yevdokia Nagrodskaya (1866 – 1930, Russia)

7_ My Queen
Enheduanna (23rd century BC, Sumer)

8_ Fall, Leaves
Emily Brontë (1818 – 1848, England)

9_ The Kiss
Nina Iskrenko (1951 – 1995, Russia)

 

Total time 66:10

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CD 2

1_ My Joy
Anne Wharton (1659 – 1685, England)

2_ The Dark One
Mirabai (1498 – 1546, India)

3_ A Little Night Rock-n-roll
Vera Polozkova (b. 1986, Russia)

4_ The Secret
Anna Akhmatova (1889 – 1966, Russia)

5_ The Flight
Sara Teasdale (1884 – 1933, US)

6_ The Ballad Which Anne Askew Made and Sang When She Was in Prison
Anne Askew (1521 – 1546, England)

7_ Beneath the Waves
Kassia (810 – 865, Byzantine Empire)

8_ P.S. You Who Are There

 

Total time 57:10

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Composed by Anton Batagov, 2018
Recorded by Mikhail Spassky
Cinelab studios, October 2018
Studio engineer: Jacob Zakhvatkin
Piano: Steinway D
Piano tuning and voicing: Alexey Shubin
Edited, mixed and mastered by Mikhail Spassky
The Grand Hall studios, Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory, November 2018 – January 2019
Cover photo by Alisa Naremontti
Photos of Nadine Koutcher and Anton Batagov by Ira Polyarnaya
Design: Grigory Zhukov
Label manager: Karina Abramyan
Translations by Kate Pirogova, Helen Borodina, Andrey Kneller, Yuri Machkasov, Olga Livshin, AB
Executive editor: Natalia Storchak
Project manager: Marina Bezrukova
Digital release: Dmitry Maslyakov, Roman Tomlyankin

Thanks to: Alexander Schreibman and Mikhail Stepanov (Elation mic lab), Karina Abramyan (Melodia), Veronika Kamaeva and Olga Zhukova (Zaryadye concert hall), Vadim Nerukhov (Cinelab studios), Sergey Shamov, Ekaterina Deis, Martin Cooke, William Quillen

(c) MELODIA 2019

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