by Mandy Patinkin



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.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/24/1998
Label: Nonesuch
UPC: 0075597945928
catalogNumber: 79459

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Mandy Patinkin   Primary Artist,Vocals
Dominic Cortese   Accordion
Belinda Whitney-Barratt   Concert Master
John Beal   Bass
Douglas Besterman   Performing Ensemble
Kenneth Burward-Hoy   Viola
Danny Cahn   Trumpet
John Campo   Woodwind
Bruce Coughlin   Performing Ensemble
Don Sebesky   Performing Ensemble
Paul Faulise   Trombone
Lawrence Feldman   Woodwind
Steven Friedman   Bass (Vocal),Choir, Chorus
Crystal Garner   Viola
Scott Kuney   Guitar,Mandolin
Jesse Levy   Cello
Roy Lewis   Concert Master
Sharon Moe   French Horn
John Moses   Woodwind
Lee Musiker   Keyboards
Suzanne Ornstein   Violin
Jim Pugh   Trombone
Clay Ruede   Cello
Bruce Samuels   Synthesizer
Michael Starobin   Performing Ensemble
Byron Stripling   Trumpet
David Tofani   Woodwind
Jim Baker   Percussion
Cenovia Cummins   Concert Master
Erica Kieswetter   Concert Master
Warren Odze   Drums
Debra Shufelt   Viola
Paul Ford   Piano,Celeste
Eric Stern   Conductor,Performing Ensemble
Richard Heckman   Woodwind
Caryl Paisner   Cello
Grace Paradise   Harp
Xin Zhao   Concert Master
Judy Blazer   Vocals,Track Performer
Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg   Violin,Track Performer
Clifford Terry   Choir, Chorus,Tenor (Vocal)
Gail Watson   Choir, Chorus,Soprano (Vocal)
Nathaniel Wilson   Choir, Chorus,Tenor (Vocal)
Michael Fay   Choir, Chorus,Tenor (Vocal)
Greg Gardner   Bass (Vocal),Choir, Chorus
Adam Lazarus   Choir, Chorus
Abby Simon   Choir, Chorus,Alto (Vocal)
Theresa MacDonnell   French Horn
Zalmen Mlotek   Choir, Chorus,Tenor (Vocal)
Rob Moss   Bass (Vocal),Choir, Chorus
Romulus Murrell   Bass (Vocal),Choir, Chorus
Shinwon Kim   Concert Master
Lynn Randolph   Choir, Chorus,Tenor (Vocal)
Susan Romalis   Choir, Chorus,Alto (Vocal)
Daryl Hughes   Bass (Vocal),Choir, Chorus
Seth Katz   Bass (Vocal),Choir, Chorus
Lisa Kirsch   Choir, Chorus,Alto (Vocal)
Naomi Katz   Concert Master
Gideon Grody-Patinkin   Choir, Chorus
Larry Hochman   Performing Ensemble
Dan Rosenbaum   Choir, Chorus,Tenor (Vocal)
Felicia Rosenfeld   Choir, Chorus
Dan Rous   Bass (Vocal),Choir, Chorus
Sara Ruderman   Choir, Chorus,Soprano (Vocal)
Nancy Samotin   Choir, Chorus,Soprano (Vocal)
Robin Sneider   Choir, Chorus,Soprano (Vocal)
Cheryl Gross   Choir, Chorus,Alto (Vocal)
Noel Hart   Choir, Chorus,Tenor (Vocal)
Leslie Cutler   Choir, Chorus,Soprano (Vocal)
Glen Daum   Performing Ensemble
Zachary Frankel   Choir, Chorus
Helene Gasner   Choir, Chorus,Soprano (Vocal)
Brian Anderson   Choir, Chorus,Tenor (Vocal)
Mark Johnson   Bass (Vocal),Choir, Chorus

Technical Credits

Mandy Patinkin   Liner Notes
Douglas Besterman   Contributor
Bruce Coughlin   Contributor
Don Sebesky   Contributor
Robert Hurwitz   Executive Producer
Tommy Krasker   Producer
Tom Lazarus   Engineer
Bruce Samuels   Programming
Michael Starobin   Contributor
Henry Sapoznik   translation
Paul Ford   Arranger
Moishe Rosenfeld   translation
Miriam Kressyn   translation
Zalmen Mlotek   Choir Contractor
John Miller   Contributor
Mark Warshawsky   Composer

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Mamaloshen 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
KevinSNY More than 1 year ago
Mamaloshen (Mother Tongue) is a CD of songs sung by Mandy Patinkin in Yiddish. In another lifetime, Mandy would have been a cantor. Instead he is a gift from God to America. This brilliamt actor and interpretor of Sondheim presents us with a collection which includes Take Me Out to The Ballgame and Paul Simon's American Tune (which is worth the price of admision in itself). I am not Jewish. I am Irish Catholic. So I do not understand the words, even of the songs that I know in Rnglish. Still, I do understand the emotion. This CD is something special' The only thing that I ask is that Mandy would record a Yiddish version of "Sweet Caroline" for my Red Sox friends.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago