Bitter Suite

Martin Bresnick (composer)


  • Violin
  • Piano


This work for violin and piano by Martin Bresnick is a play on the words "suite" and "bittersweet." Each of the four movements is based on a Yiddish folk song, which in English translate to On the Road, My Resting Place, Black Cat, and Dona, Dona. Each of the four pieces is primarily based on a Jewish folk song, but re-envisions them in a modern context, akin to Bartok and Kodaly. The composer noted, “I found it a very challenging, yet touching way to remain in contact with some part of my own past that I don’t usually reveal.” The title references the difficult (bitter) and pleasant (sweet) aspects of experiencing the tumultuous history of a people through their folk music.
SKU: B3475
Publisher: Carl Fischer Music
Score Type: Performance Score
Product Type: Score
Accompanied: Accompanied Solo
UPC: 6-80160-92070-9
ISBN: 978-1-4911-6202-6
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