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This Moment

by Rebecca Karpoff

Live performances ranging from the poignantly touching songs of Bucchino and Sondheim to laugh-out-loud interpretations of Bernstein, Bolcom, and Greer. "Her gleaming soprano is coupled with unusual musical instinct" - Syracuse Post-Standard
Genre: Easy Listening: Musicals/Broadway
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Come Up to My Place (Our Town) [feat. Patrick Mason & Dana Burnett]
3:30 $0.99
2. What a Movie! (Trouble in Tahiti) [feat. Ida Trebicka]
5:21 $0.99
3. Back On Base (Closer Than Ever) [feat. Ed Owens]
3:32 $0.99
4. This Moment (feat. Fred Karpoff)
2:18 $0.99
5. Temporary (feat. Fred Karpoff)
4:40 $0.99
6. My House (Peter Pan) [feat. Ida Trebicka]
2:04 $0.99
7. A Little Bit in Love (Wonderful Town) [feat. Ida Trebicka]
2:44 $0.99
8. Plum Pudding (feat. Fred Karpoff)
0:56 $0.99
9. Queues De Boeuf (Ox Tail Stew) [feat. Fred Karpoff]
1:13 $0.99
10. Tavouk Guenksis (feat. Fred Karpoff)
1:13 $0.99
11. Civet a Toute Vitesse (Rabbit At Top Speed) [feat. Fred Karpoff]
1:20 $0.99
12. Satisfaction (feat. Fred Karpoff)
0:53 $0.99
13. Toothbrush Time (feat. Fred Karpoff)
3:27 $0.99
14. Lady Luck (feat. Fred Karpoff)
0:56 $0.99
15. Waitin (feat. Fred Karpoff)
1:55 $0.99
16. Amor (feat. Fred Karpoff)
3:02 $0.99
17. Losing My Mind (Follies) [feat. Ida Trebicka]
4:24 $0.99
18. Reflections While Translating Heine (feat. Fred Karpoff)
3:12 $0.99
19. Hi Sooky, Ho Sooky (feat. Fred Karpoff)
3:21 $0.99
20. Ode to a Star (feat. Fred Karpoff)
2:53 $0.99
21. The Song of the Chore (feat. Fred Karpoff)
1:46 $0.99
22. Elegy for a Calf (feat. Fred Karpoff)
2:48 $0.99
23. Square Dance (feat. Fred Karpoff)
3:04 $0.99
24. The Green Dog (feat. Fred Karpoff)
1:19 $0.99
25. The Cow (feat. Fred Karpoff)
1:01 $0.99
26. The Serpent (feat. Fred Karpoff)
2:06 $0.99
27. Penguin Geometry (feat. Fred Karpoff)
2:43 $0.99
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Album Notes
This Moment features the artistry of soprano Rebecca Karpoff in remarkable, live performances of North American music, ranging from the poignantly touching songs of Sondheim and Bucchino (including the title track) to laugh-out-loud interpretations of works by Bernstein, Bolcom, and Greer. Audience laughter is ever-present and the listener is captivated by Karpoff’s charisma and story-telling ability, as she infuses each vignette with dramatic intensity, a wide range of vocal colors, and impeccable timing. From the opening, “So, where do ya wanna go, first?” (in Bernstein’s “Come Up to My Place”) it's a fun, rollicking ride of great music—with occasional turns toward tender, affecting moments.

This Moment includes the premiere recording of Canadian composer John Greer’s hilarious song cycle, “A Sarah Binks Songbook," which deserves special citation:

“There is no doubt,” writes Paul Hiebert of his whimsical creation, poetess Sarah Binks, the Sweet Songstress of Saskatchewan, “that some of Sarah’s finest work still lies buried among the Tax Sales and Mortgage Foreclosures. Known, among other things, for her ‘almost perfect’ translations of German poetry, honours were showered upon her through out her life from Quagmire to Hitching, from Pelvis and Detour to Oak Bluff and Cactus Lake, culminating in that highest award in to bestowal of her province's people, the Wheat Pool Medal. No other poet has caught in deathless lines so much of Saskatchewan's elusive spirit, the baldness of its prairies, the alkalinity of its soil, the richness of its insect life.”

Mr. Greer has wonderfully captured the spirit of Miss Binks' "deathless lines" with a wide variety of outlandish and uproarious humor, played up in turn, here, to great effect by Ms. Karpoff.

Rebecca Karpoff has performed widely in theater and opera, as soloist with orchestra, and as recitalist across three continents, including prominent venues in New York City, Chicago, Hamburg, Weimar, Brussels, Accra (Ghana), Harare (Zimbabwe), Luxembourg, Helsinki, Dublin and Belfast. She is a past prize winner in competitions sponsored by the Bel Canto Foundation and the Society of American Musicians; a national First Prize winner of the National Federation of Music Clubs; and First Prize winner of the Jessie Kneisel German Lieder competition. A former Gilmore Artist and an Artistic Ambassador for the United States Information Agency, she received her Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the Eastman School of Music. She has served on the music faculties of the University of Wisconsin at Stevens Point and the Eastman School, and currently teaches at Syracuse University.



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