BitterSweet Cabaret

a song cycle for voice and piano

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The star of the evening was Reut Rivka, after her very first number I was a bit short of breath from the painful beauty she evoked.

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ABOUT

BitterSweet Cabaret is a two part art song cycle in Hebrew originally written for the extraordinary Israeli chanteuse Reut Rivka. Part 1, Songs of Innocence, to lyrics by Israeli children, deals with the vulnerability and joy of coming of age. Part 2, Songs of Experience, to lyrics by contemporary Israeli poets, was written during Mátti's service in the Israeli military in 1999-2002 and reflects a sense of nostalgia, a Hebrew "saudade" for a distant childhood, tenderly conveyed through Reut Rivka's artful interpretation. A dual album recording of the full cycle is available for download in the albums section of this website.

Part 1, Songs of Innocence

1. Cabbage with mayonnaise (Eli Amzaleg)

2. Hanukkah (Eli Amzaleg)

3. Balloons (Zvi Landsman)

4. Jacob the Doll (Eli Amzaleg)

5. Neshamonet (Eli Amzaleg)

6. On a sticky summer day (Yair Vardi)

Part 2, Songs of Experience

7. I have seen it all (Ilan Sheinfeld)

8. Palm tree (Ilan Sheinfeld)

9. All the sadness (Ilan Sheinfeld)

10. Lola (Yona Wallach)

11. Cheek on cheek (Amir Gilboa)

12. Through the flesh (Hava Pinhas Cohen)

 

Epilogue

13. That time of year (W. Shakespeare Hebrew translation: M. Singer)

SCORING

DETAILS

PREMIERE

voice/piano/bass

July 16, 2008

 

Jerusalem Music Centre

Reut Rivka, voice

Mátti Kovler, piano

an art song cycle in two parts

BitterSweet Cabaret | Neshamonet

Reut Rivka, Mátti Kovler, Ehud Ettun

3:08 min, excerpt

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CONTACT

 

BOOKING  |  COMMISSIONING  |  PRESS INQUIRIES

Amanda Cooper, ALC Management 

 

Email: amanda@alc-arts.com

Inquiries for ‘Here Comes Messiah’, ‘Ami & Tami’, ‘The Drumf & the Rhinegold’:

Floating Tower

Erin Simmons, producer

 

139 Jackson St. Suite 4B 

Brooklyn NY 11211

erin@floatingtower.com

tel: +1 469 826 0000

Mátti Kovler's scores and recordings are published exclusively by BarkolMusic [ASCAP] and Floating Tower Records. 

 

Inquiries regarding all European engagements: 

World Entertainment Company

Luca Ceretta, managing director

Király utca 56. 1. em 5

1068 Budapest

cell HU +36 3067 49980

cell ITA +39 329 472 1404

luca.ceretta@wechungary.com

www.wec-spa.com/en

For Repertoire advice, commission inquiries and general information about scores and individual works please contact Mátti directly at

info@mattikovler.com

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