Shirim's irresistable recasting of Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker Suite is both ingenious and joyous! You will never listen to the Nutcracker again in the same way- here it has been transformed into a Chanukah ballet, featuring the March of the Macabees, Waltz of the Ruggelah and the the unforgetable Kozatsy 'til You Dropsky. The integrity of the arrangements as well as the spot-on performances take this beyond novelty territory into an cultural statement with artistic resolve. Filling out the album are more "klezmerized" arrangements of classics: Gnossienes by Satie, Mahler's 1st Symphony, Romanian Rhapsody, and as well as Brahms and Chopin. An unforgetable album!