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Mamaloshen / Mandy Patinkin


Release Date: 02/24/1998 
Label:  Nonesuch   Catalog #: 79459   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Alexander OlshanetskyMordecai GebirtigMoshe NadirAbraham Goldfaden,   ... 
Performer:  Mandy PatinkinJudy BlazerNadja Salerno-Sonnenberg
Conductor:  Eric Stern
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.

Notes and Editorial Reviews

Documenting the Jewish-American experience in song, Mandy Patinkin weaves a rich tapestry of legend, oral history and popular song, all in Yiddish. The most interesting tunes on Mamaloshen include Paul Simon's "American Tune" and "Maria" from West Side Story which become perfectly adapted to Patinkin's use. The lush arrangements by Paul Ford lend a sweeping cinematic air to the project, making it at once humble and grand, much like the dreams of millions of immigrants.

-- Tim Sheridan, AllMusic.com

Personnel includes: Mandy Patinkin, Judy Blazer (vocals); Eric Stern (conductor); Scott Kuney (guitar, mandolin); Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, Suzanne Ornstein, Belinda Whitney (violin); Kenneth
Read more Burward-Hoy, Debra Shufelt (viola); Jesse Levy, Carl Paisner (cello); Grace Paradise (harp); Lawrence Feldman, John Moses, Rick Heckman (woodwinds); Dominic Cortese (accordion); Byron Stripling, Danny Cahn (trumpet); Jim Pugh, Paul Faulise (trombone); Sharon Moe, Theresa MacDonnell (French horn); Paul Ford (piano, celeste); Lee Musiker (keyboards); John Beal (bass); Warren Odze (drums); Jim Baker (percussion). The Zalmen Mlotek Yiddish Chorale includes: Sara Ruderman, Abby Simon, Cheryl Gross Lisa Kirsch, Noel Hart, Greg Gardner, Daryl Hughes, Romulus Murrell, Zachary Frankel (vocals). Recorded at The Hit Factory, New York, New York in August 1997. Includes liner notes by Mandy Patinkin. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Belz by Alexander Olshanetsky
Performer:  Mandy Patinkin (Tenor), Judy Blazer (Soprano)
Conductor:  Eric Stern
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Notes: Orch. Larry Hochman 
2. Hey, Tsigelekh by Mordecai Gebirtig
Performer:  Mandy Patinkin (Tenor)
Conductor:  Eric Stern
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Notes: Orch. Don Sebesky 
3. Rabbi Elimelech by Moshe Nadir
Performer:  Mandy Patinkin (Tenor)
Conductor:  Eric Stern
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Notes: Orch. Don Sebesky 
4. Shulamis: Raisins and Almonds by Abraham Goldfaden
Performer:  Mandy Patinkin (Tenor)
Conductor:  Eric Stern
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Notes: Orch. Don Sebesky 
5. Papirosin by Herman Yablokoff
Performer:  Mandy Patinkin (Tenor)
Conductor:  Eric Stern
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Notes: Orch. Bruce Coughlin 
6. Ten Kopeks by Traditional
Performer:  Mandy Patinkin (Tenor)
Conductor:  Eric Stern
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Notes: This is part of a medley that includes "Ten Kopeks," "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious," and "The Hokey Pokey."
Orch. Doug Besterman 
7. Mary Poppins: Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious by Richard M. Sherman
Performer:  Mandy Patinkin (Tenor)
Conductor:  Eric Stern
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Notes: This is part of a medley that includes "Ten Kopeks," "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious," and "The Hokey Pokey."
Orch. Doug Besterman 
8. The Hokey Pokey by Charles Mack
Performer:  Mandy Patinkin (Tenor)
Conductor:  Eric Stern
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Notes: This is part of a medley that includes "Ten Kopeks," "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious," and "The Hokey Pokey."
Orch. Doug Besterman 
9. West Side Story: Maria by Leonard Bernstein
Performer:  Mandy Patinkin (Tenor)
Conductor:  Eric Stern
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1957; USA 
Notes: Orch. Doug Besterman 
10. Yomeh Yomeh by Traditional
Performer:  Mandy Patinkin (Tenor)
Conductor:  Eric Stern
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Notes: Orch. Don Sebesky 
11. Paper Is White by Traditional
Performer:  Mandy Patinkin (Tenor)
Conductor:  Eric Stern
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Notes: Orch. Glen Daum 
12. Song of the Titanic by Joshua Rayzner
Performer:  Mandy Patinkin (Tenor), Judy Blazer (Soprano)
Conductor:  Eric Stern
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Notes: Orch. Larry Hochman 
13. Motl the Operator by Chaim Towber
Performer:  Mandy Patinkin (Tenor)
Conductor:  Eric Stern
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Notes: Orch. Michael Starobin 
14. Under Your White Stars by Abraham Brudno
Performer:  Mandy Patinkin (Tenor)
Conductor:  Eric Stern
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Notes: Orch. Eric Stern 
15. American Tune by Paul Simon
Performer:  Mandy Patinkin (Tenor)
Conductor:  Eric Stern
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Notes: Orch. Doug Besterman 
16. Take Me Out to the Ballgame by Albert Von Tilzer
Performer:  Mandy Patinkin (Tenor)
Conductor:  Eric Stern
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1908; USA 
Notes: This is part of a medley that includes "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" and "God Bless America."
Orch. Glen Daum 
17. God Bless America by Irving Berlin
Performer:  Mandy Patinkin (Tenor)
Conductor:  Eric Stern
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1918/1938; USA 
Notes: This is part of a medley that includes "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" and "God Bless America."
Orch. Glen Daum 
18. Der alter tzigayner by Abraham Ellstein
Performer:  Mandy Patinkin (Tenor), Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg (Violin)
Conductor:  Eric Stern
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1938; USA 
Notes: This is part of a medley that includes "Der alter tzigayner" and "White Christmas."
Orch. Glen Daum 
19. Holiday Inn: White Christmas by Irving Berlin
Performer:  Mandy Patinkin (Tenor), Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg (Violin)
Conductor:  Eric Stern
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1942; USA 
Notes: This is part of a medley that includes "Der alter tzigayner" and "White Christmas."
Orch. Glen Daum 
20. Oyfn pripetshik by Mark M. Warshawsky
Performer:  Mandy Patinkin (Tenor)
Conductor:  Eric Stern
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Notes: Orch. Glen Daum 

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