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Jonathan Woolf
MusicWeb International, March 2017

The performances are excellent and the accompanying instruments—piano, violin, percussion, bass and accordion—bring colour and rhythmic flair to the songs. This ensemble continues to produce excellently realised projects. © 2017 MusicWeb International Read complete review




Ken Meltzer
Fanfare, November 2015

…superbly performed…a testament to the human spirit and the power of art. © 2015 Fanfare Read complete review




Joshua Cohen
Fanfare, November 2015

Stewart Figa delivers the Yiddish and satiric numbers with a throaty cabaret baritone and an actor’s relish for words. His more classically trained partner, mezzo Julia Bentley, gets most of the lyrical selections, and sings them very well. © 2015 Fanfare Read complete review




David Cutler
Fanfare, November 2015

As a fan of klezmer music, this new disc from Cedille of Jewish stage and film music from 1925–1955 is well performed in new recordings by a mezzo-soprano and a baritone who also is a cantor adding even more realism. The band is excellent. © 2015 Fanfare Read complete review



Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold
Fanfare, March 2015

As Dreams Fall Apart makes a memorable statement about a crucial time in theatrical music in the period before and after World War II in Europe and in America. As interest in the links between European operetta and cabaret and 20th-century American stage and film music flourishes, with many recent recitals and recordings of these once neglected composers, Cedille’s newest release fills a significant and unique spot in this discourse, bringing vividly to life a chapter in the golden age of Jewish music. Highly recommended! © 2015 Fanfare Read complete review



Huntley Dent
Fanfare, March 2015

…the New Budapest Orpheum Society is performing a unique act of reclaiming the past…[reviving] a culture whose most singular attribute is undying memory. © 2015 Fanfare Read complete review



Kara Dahl Russell
The WSCL Blog, December 2014

Anyone who loves musical theatre history will enjoy the broad spectrum of early theatre music by Jewish artists. That focus makes this two CD set is a natural for Hanukkah gift-giving as well. A fascinating look back into the music from both sides of the ocean as well as the new-immigrant experience, essential roots of Broadway. © 2014 The WSCL Blog





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