Shirim and Maurice Sendak collaborated on this funny and delightful remake of Prokofiev's "Peter & the Wolf," with Maurice drawing on his family memories to recreate the story in a Jewish Shtetl in Poland. Peter is replaced with his father's name, Pincus, and the wolf with the most unkosher pig. Maurice performed the narration, sounding like your Yiddish grandfather, created beautiful illustrations of each of the characters, while Shirim worked its magic on the music, creating a klezmer classic. The album is filled out with remarkable klezmer arrangements of Rimsky-Korsakov, Mahler and Satie. Contains the story booklet with Maurice's illustrations. This is an instant classic, and the only available recording of Maurice Sendak performing his own work. Maurice Sendak, narration; Glenn Dickson, clarinet; David Harris, trombone; Michael Mclaughlin, piano & accordion; Brandon Seabrook, banjo & mandolin; Jim Gray, tuba; Eric Rosenthal, drums.