Jewish Cabaret in Exile
New Budapest Orpheum Society
Philip V. Bohlman, Artistic Director
Ilya Levinson, Music Director & Arranger
Julia Bentley, mezzo-soprano
Stewart Figa, baritone
Ilya Levinson, piano
Iordanka Kissiova, violin
Stewart Miller, bass
Hank Tausend, percussion
Cedille Records CDR 90000 110
The New Budapest Orpheum Ensemble’s Jewish Cabaret In Exile
follows its acclaimed recording debut, Dancing on the Edge of a Volcano — Jewish Cabaret, Popular, and Political Songs 1900–1945
On the new CD, the University of Chicago-based troupe offers the fruits of its latest research into Jewish popular music of the early to mid-20th century
— repertoire that is “often funny and always fascinating” (Audiophile Audition
— and the culture that produced it.
The ensemble performs piquant songs of love, lament, observational humor, and social satire with an “engaging zest” (Fanfare
) that has charmed concert audiences in the U.S. and Europe. The program includes songs by Edmund Nick, Hanns Eisler, Friedrich Holländer, Victor Ullmann, and others.
Also on Cedille Records
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