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 – Metopes Op.29 – I. L’Ile des Sirenes // Ronaldo Rolim
  1. 01 – Metopes Op.29 – I. L’Ile des Sirenes // Ronaldo Rolim
  2. 02 – Metopes Op.29 – II. Calypso // Ronaldo Rolim
  3. 03 – Metopes Op.29 – III. Nausicaa // Ronaldo Rolim
  4. 04 – Mythes Op.30 – I. La Fontaine d’Arethuse // Ronaldo Rolim
  5. 05 – Mythes Op.30 – II. Narcisse // Ronaldo Rolim
  6. 06 – Mythes Op.30 – III. Dryades et Pan // Ronaldo Rolim
  7. 07 – Masques Op.34 – I. Sheherazade // Ronaldo Rolim
  8. 08 – Masques Op.34 – II. Tantris le Bouffon // Ronaldo Rolim
  9. 09 – Masques Op.34 – III. Serenade de Don Juan // Ronaldo Rolim