When celebrating Halloween, beyond pumpkins and spiderwebs, one of the most crucial elements to a good celebration is music and sound effects. Nothing can get you ready for fun scary times like a creaking door, or the sudden explosion of Bach’s Toccata in D minor. So to help you celebrate, we’re featuring one of our best “spooky” releases and linking you to some downloads for your parties or for playing when the kids come for trick-or-treats.
MEPHISTO & CO.
“The Absolute Sound Super Disc List”
Ghosts, goblins, spirits and demons run amok in this program of infernal orchestral favorites: MEPHISTO WALTZ (Liszt), NIGHT ON BALD MOUNTAIN (Mussorgsky), TAM O’ SHANTER (Arnold) and many more in an explosive witches’ brew!
Eiji Oue, conductor
“…Should be listened to with caution by anyone with a heart condition.”
— Paul Festa, Salon online magazine
“Enjoy equally sensational sonics in a disc of daemonic influences, including Liszt’s serious Mephisto Waltz and Dukas’s comic masterpiece The Sorcerer’s Apprentice. Oue is a born showman, and the orchestra is certainly willing – the dramatic ending to Franck’s Le Chausseur Maudit packed full of virtuosity, while the brass is superb in Malcolm Arnold’s Tam O’Shanter.” — David Denton, The Yorkshire Post