Ze'ev Bitkin

Ze'ev Bitkin ZE'EV BITKIN was born in 1947, in the former USSR.
In 1971 he graduated from the Tchaikovsky State Conservatory in Moscow. From 1971-1992 he lived and taught in Kishinev (Moldova), and from 1993 – in Hebron (Israel).
The roots of Mr. Bitkin's creativity go back to jewish folk tunes, traditional synagogue music (hazzanut), polyphony of old Masters, German Romanticism, serial composition and jazz.
His works are post avant garde and polystylistic.
In 1982-1987 Ze'ev Bitkin gathered more than 300 folk songs sung by Jews of Moldova.
Selected works:
String Quartet, op. 1 (1973, 30'), ©by Soviet Composer, 1978. "Ellipse of the Cry" – madrigal cantata for high voice and five instruments, on the verses by F.G Lorca, op. 2 (1974, 17').
Concerto for Oboe and Chamber Orchestra, op. 7 (1978, 16').
"Seasons of the Day and the Night" – piano sonata in 6 movements, op. 9 (1983, 30'). ©by IMC, 1996-2007.
"Jewish folk-songs" – arranged for middle voice and piano (1982-1990).
Aria for violin and piano (1987, 5'35"), ©by IMC, 1993.
"Via crucis" for singer and synthesizer, op. 14 (1988, 13'35").
"Southern Consolation Blues" (in memory of Edison Denisov) for flute, viola and harp, op. 17 (2004, 5'), ©by IMC 2004.
"Suono non libero" –for wind quintet. Op. 18 (2005, 12').
"As the hart cries out in thirst..." (Psalm 42) –
Klezemer – sonata for mandolin, guitar and harpsichord in 3 movements , op.19 (2006, 10').


"As the deer cries out...". Klezmer-Sonata for Mandolin, Guitar and Harpsichord Chamber Music / Ensemble3934 Details
A Wreath of Hassidic Tunes, for string orchestra Chamber Orchestra170 Details
All the shores seek rest, for voice and piano Chamber Music / Ensemble, Vocal4529 Click to View Details
Aria, for violin and piano Chamber Music / Ensemble169 Details
Burlesque sonate op.9 no. 2 for piano Solo3828 Details
Concerto for Oboe and Chamber Orchestra Chamber Orchestra, Solo instrument(s) + Orchestra186 Details
Establish Peace, for voice and piano Chamber Music / Ensemble, Vocal4530 Click to View Details
Evening Music, for piano Solo703 Details
Hear Our Voice, for violin and string orchestra Solo instrument(s) + Orchestra, String Orchestra193 Details
Hear our voice, concerto for orchestra Chamber Orchestra4346 Click to View Details
hear our voice, for violin solo & string quartet Chamber Music / Ensemble, String Quartet, Solo instrument + ensemble3783 Details
Jacob's Blessings, Sonata for Organ Solo3936 Click to View Details
Lullaby, for piano Solo3634 Click to View Details
Lullaby, for sax alto & string orchestra, 5', (7p) MS Solo instrument(s) + Orchestra, String Orchestra4353 Click to View Details
May He Who Blessed, for hazzan (high voice) with organ Chamber Music / Ensemble, Solo voice(s)177 Details
Seasons of the day and the night, Sonata for Piano in 6 movements Solo3933 Details
Sextet Of City Musicians, for Flute, Clarinet, Bassoon, Violin, Cello and Piano Chamber Music / Ensemble4078 Click to View Details
Southern Consolation Blues, for Flute, Viola & Harp Chamber Music / Ensemble3636 Details
String Quartet, for two Violins, Viola and Cello Chamber Music / Ensemble, String Quartet4499 Click to View Details
Suono non libero, for Wind Quintet Chamber Music / Ensemble, Wind Quintet3879 Details