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 – Eugene Bozza – Scaramouche // Duo Ultima - Dances and Delights
  1. 01 – Eugene Bozza – Scaramouche // Duo Ultima - Dances and Delights
  2. 02 – Claude Delvincourt – Croquembouches – I. Plum Pudding // Duo Ultima - Dances and Delights
  3. 03 – Claude Delvincourt – Croquembouches – II. Puits dAmour // Duo Ultima - Dances and Delights
  4. 04 – Claude Delvincourt – Croquembouches – III. Negre en Chemise // Duo Ultima - Dances and Delights
  5. 05 – Claude Delvincourt – Croquembouches – IV. Linzer Tart // Duo Ultima - Dances and Delights
  6. 06 – Claude Delvincourt – Croquembouches – V. Grenadine // Duo Ultima - Dances and Delights
  7. 07 – Claude Delvincourt – Croquembouches – VI. Rahat Loukhoum // Duo Ultima - Dances and Delights
  8. 08 – Eugene Bozza – Pulcinella // Duo Ultima - Dances and Delights
  9. 09 – Fernande Decruck – Pieces Francaises – I. Tambourin // Duo Ultima - Dances and Delights
  10. 10 – Fernande Decruck – Pieces Francaises – II. Vieux Calvaire // Duo Ultima - Dances and Delights
  11. 11 – Fernande Decruck – Pieces Francaises – III. Villageoise // Duo Ultima - Dances and Delights
  12. 12 – Fernande Decruck – Pieces Francaises – IV. Forlane // Duo Ultima - Dances and Delights
  13. 13 – Fernande Decruck – Pieces Francaises – V. LHorloge // Duo Ultima - Dances and Delights
  14. 14 – Fernande Decruck – Pieces Francaises – VI. Rondel // Duo Ultima - Dances and Delights
  15. 15 – Fernande Decruck – Pieces Francaises – VII. Rigaudon // Duo Ultima - Dances and Delights
  16. 16 – Fernande Decruck – Pieces Francaises – VIII. Toccata // Duo Ultima - Dances and Delights
  17. 17 – Jacques Ibert – Aria // Duo Ultima - Dances and Delights
  18. 18 – Claude Pascal – Sonatine // Duo Ultima - Dances and Delights
  19. 19 – Astor Piazzolla – Etudes Tanguistiques – No. 4 // Duo Ultima - Dances and Delights
  20. 20 – Astor Piazzolla – Etudes Tanguistiques – No. 5 // Duo Ultima - Dances and Delights
  21. 21 – Astor Piazzolla – Etudes Tanguistiques – No. 6 // Duo Ultima - Dances and Delights