“The production’s biggest boon, however, may be its score. Here, Mr. Mallamud has written music worthy of bigger stages, variously embracing classical lyricism, pulsing pop, the poignant ballad and at least one all-out, Alice Cooper-style rock rant.” — Laurel Graeber, The New York Times

“...a gyrating whirlwind of a piece. Imagine Stravinsky in his Rite of Spring mode writing music for the dance at the gym scene in West Side Story and you will get the idea.” — Anthony TommasiniThe New York Times

"Wild & Whimsical A Delight...It's cheeky and catchy and kitschy and showy and playful, frolicking through assorted theatrical-musical genres without ever crossing the line into irony or camp. Even the composer's three-track tribute to '60s lounge music, Chrome-Plated-Gut-Waddin' Mondorofico, somehow comes off as both brilliant spoof and gobsmacked fanboy homage...At each stop on the way, he nails the genre — and the culture surrounding it — with such perfect joy and precision that you'll swear you've heard it before...There is no apology in Mallamud's music, no distancing with a protective layer of satire. It's as sincere as it is outrageous...The sum is an album of music conceived for imaginary stages in imaginary worlds, but rendered like old hands...the music is delightful. It's also insane. There's a nuttiness to the whole thing, a kind of crazed enthusiasm...But there's a beauty to it, too — and with all of that time-traveling, a timelessness." – Amy Biancolli, Albany Times Union 

Spittoonia on the Erie was a grand, boppy, punny creation that showed off his gifts for melody and song and kept the crowd laughing."
Geraldine Freedman, The Daily Gazette

"An old-fashioned pop sensibility came from David Mallamud’s “Parlor Songs,” a set of six faux 19th-century ballads and dances. Mostly in three-quarter time, they were clever, sweet and sophisticated in a manner that seems long lost."
Joseph Dalton, Albany Times Union 

"Spatula..this very humorous slice of the fantastic and bizarre is like nothing else I have come across before and as such would probably be the highlight of a concert should any brave individuals give it a try. Great stuff."
Chris DumiganClassical Guitar Magazine

"Last Call at the Follies Bergères put everyone in Paris with just the right colors, pace, spirit, exceptional orchestration and fabulous writing for the voice."
 — Geraldine Freedman, The Daily Gazette

"Mallamud has a keen ability to slip into pop styles of many eras and his French tribute was deftly scored and always charming and playful."
Joseph Dalton, Albany Times Union 

"The young composer showed a brilliant touch with orchestral color..."
Joseph Dalton, Albany Times Union 

“This new collection of eclectic songs by the fertile composer-lyricist contains fresh and compelling selections, orchestrated by the composer himself, inspired by diverse musical styles and contexts ranging from the 19th-century American parlor song to French music hall. Among the numerous delights are a pair of especial gems—as sung by two Broadway goddesses, a sultry Christiane Noll (“Jeu de Pleurais”) and the gloriously-voiced Sierra Boggess (“My Only Love”)—that are hauntingly beautiful.” 
Maury Yeston, Tony and Drama Desk Award-winning composer and lyricist (Broadway’s Nine and Titanic)

“I love David Mallamud’s music for its rare and brilliant combination of imagination, beauty, humor and true craft.” 
— Kevin Puts, Pulitzer Prize-winning composer

“I love this recording — beautiful, eclectic, witty collection of songs by David Mallamud, with a cast of amazing vocal talent!” 
Jeff Beal, Emmy Award-winning composer (House of Cards, Blackfish)


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