Irena Kogan showed interest in vocal music and poetry from a young age. The reason is simple - in the family everyone loved to sing and understand a poetry. Irenа wrote for a long creative life a large number of songs, love songs, ballads, arias in many languages: Russian, English, Spanish, Dutch, Yiddish, Hebrew, Ladino. As well as the opera'' 12 months'' by S. Marshak and the musical'' Shay and Sheli'' by J. Ekholm.
List of vocal works:
- Song cycle on the poems by S. Marshak, O.Driz, V.Bleyk.
- 4 songs on the poems by Marina Tsvetaeva.
- 6 Songs on the poems by A. Fet, F.Tyutchev.
- 13 songs on the poems by K.Chukovsky, I.Tokmakova, B.Zahoder.
- About 80 of folk Jewish songs in Hebrew, Yiddish, Ladino.
- 13 yiddish songs on the poems by Michael Felzenbaum.
- 13 songs in Ladino.
- 7 songs on the poems by B.Kamyanov, Z.Palvanova.
- 5 songs in Dutch on the poems by Miriam Van Hee and Willem Roggeman.
- Opera "12 months"
- Musical "Shay and Shelly"