The International Society of Bassists presents
Ron Merhavi – Double Bass
Eyal Bat – Piano
Tuesday, June 6, 2023 Macintosh Recital Hall
ISB Convention, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
André Hajdu (1932–2016): Kaddish (1984/ 2010)
Yehezkel Braun (1922–2014): Sonata for Bass and Piano (2003)
II De Profundis
Menachem Bensussan (1901–1970): Four Sephardic Songs, trans. Ron Merhavi
Durme, Durme (Sleep, sleep)
Sleep, sleep, beautiful maiden/ Without anxiety, without pain Listen, my love, to the strains of my guitar/ Listen to my gloomy singing Say, will you love me? If not — I shall die.
Enriva De La Tu Seja (Above your eyebrows)
Above your eyebrows I will build a sanctuary, to which I will sing my morning prayers. Spill water on your threshold, I will slip and fall so that your parents will come out and know me.
El Rey ke Muntscho Madruga (The King who arose early)
The king who arose early to the queen’s quarters went. The queen’s hair was loose as she gazed at the mirror; The king hugged her from behind. Let go, my love, two of my sons are yours and two by the king... suddenly, she looked at the mirror and realized the King is next to her. Forgive me, Sir – I must have been dreaming.
Esta Armada Ke Viene (Among the approaching group)
“Among the approaching group of beautiful girls, my beloved is that one dressed in red.” (Beloved): “Thirty liras he asked for, and I gave him thirty one. A good profession he has, he’s a thief and a gambler.”
Eyal Bat (b. 1966): Three Thoughts (2009)
Encore – Jan Freidlin (b. 1944):
Mist over the Lake (1985/2009)