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As Dreams Fall Apart - The Golden Age of Jewish Stage and Film Music 1925-1955

CDR 90000 151 (2 discs)

24 bit digital recording
FIRST RELEASE

Playing time: 96'
Tracks: 12 + 18
Booklet pages: 40
© 2014 Cedille Records
Reviewer: Gerald Fenech
Review of As Dreams Fall Apart - The Golden Age of Jewish Stage and Film Music 1925-1955 published on 21 January 2016

Listen: Ellstein: Ikh Zing (CD2 track 15, 0:00-0:59)

New Budapest Orpheum Society:
Julia Bentley, mezzo soprano
Philip Bohlman, artistic director, narrator
Stewart Figa, baritone
Danny Howard, percussion
Iordanka Kissiova, violin
Ilya Levinson, music director, arranger, piano
Mark Sonksen, bass
Don Stille, accordion

CD1

On the shores of Utopia

instrumental, arranged by Ilya Levinson:
1 Die koschere Mischpoche (Viennese broadside, c1900)

Abraham Ellstein:
2 Maz'l

Arnold Perlmutter:
3 Dos pintele Yid

Dreams from Yesterday and Tomorrow

Emmerich Kálmán:
4 Wir Ladies aus Amerika (Die Herzogin von Chicago, 1928)

Erich Wolfgang Korngold:
5 Tomorrow (The Constant Nymph, 1943)

Paul Abraham:
6 Kann nicht küssen ohne Liebe (Die Blume von Hawai'i, 1931)

Dreamworlds

Hermann Leopoldi:
7 Die Novaks aus Prag
8 Composers' Revolution in Heaven
9 Money macht froh!

Between Traum and Trauma

Leo Strauss:
10 Aus der Familie der Sträusse

Viktor Ullmann:
11 Immer immitten ...
12 Vor der Ewigkeit

CD2

Rauschtraum

Hermann Leopoldi:
1 Café Brasil
2 I bin a stiller Zecher
3 Wenn der Ungar lustig ist ...!

Viennese Träumerei

Hermann Leopoldi:
4 In einem kleinen Café in Hernals
5 Wo der Teufel gute Nacht sagt

Dreams of Stardom

Solomon Shmulowitz:
6 A Brivele der mam'n

Boris Thomashefsky:
7 Erlekh zayn

Hollywood Elegy

Hanns Eisler:

Five Songs from Hollywood Liederbuch
8 Unter den grünen Pfefferbäumen
9 Die Stadt ist nach den Engeln gennant
10 Jeden Morgen, mein Brot zu verdienen
11 Diese Stadt hat mich belehrt
12 In den Hügeln wird Gold gefunden

13 L'automne californien

Daydreams

Avrom Brudno:
14 Friling

Abraham Ellstein:
15 Ikh zing

From the Ruins of Dystopia

Friedrich Holländer:
from Wilder's A Foreign Affair (1948)
16 Black Market
17 Illusions
18 The Ruins of Berlin

Recorded 10, 11, 13 and 14 March 2014 at the Fay and Daniel Levin Performance Studio, WFMT Chicago, USA

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