28 October 2016

Aurale Delikatessen reviews MEPHISTO for Pizzicato

The Danish wind quintet ‘Carion’ presents a whole program of transcriptions specifically made for the ensemble. While the reviewer initially had some doubts about the usefulness of such a project, those doubts were quickly blown away upon hearing the wonderful arrangements made by David Palmquist, always enriching the originals and making optimal use of the available instruments. This creates a colourful sound image, which is also still quite funny, despite the gloomy and omnipresent Mephisto-idea, that can sound wonderfully sarcastic. That way all the pieces become, not least because of the outstanding and lively playing of the ensembles, an aural delight.
A special compliment goes to the sound engineer Torsten Jessen, whose pristine and naturally balanced way of capturing sound is phenomenal.
With most refined arrangements, fresh and vivid performances and a marvellous recorded sound, this CD is a sheer aural delight.
01 – Korngold Margit aus den Vier kleinen fröhlichen Walzern o. O. // EXODUS
  1. 01 – Korngold Margit aus den Vier kleinen fröhlichen Walzern o. O. // EXODUS
  2. 02 – Korngold Sonate für Violine und Klavier in G-Dur. op. 6 – I Ben moderato, ma con passione // EXODUS
  3. 03 – Faint light, for ensemble // EXODUS
  4. 04 – 6 stoicheia, for 4 violins // EXODUS
  5. 05 – Korngold Sonate für Violine und Klavier in G-Dur. op. 6 – IV Finale – Allegretto quasi Andante (con grazia) // EXODUS
  6. 06 – Zeisl Sonate für Violine und Klavier (Brandeis – Sonate) – I Grave – Allegretto // EXODUS
  7. 07 – Zeisl Sonate für Violine und Klavier (Brandeis – Sonate) – II Andante religioso (hebraique) // EXODUS
  8. 08 – Zeisl Sonate für Violine und Klavier (Brandeis – Sonate) – III Rondo – Broad – Allegro! // EXODUS
  9. 09 – Korngold Schneeglöckchen aus dem Zyklus 6 einfache Lieder op. 9 // EXODUS