MEPHISTO & CO.
Minnesota Orchestra/Eiji Oue
Jorja Fleezanis, violin solos
One of RR’s all time favorite recordings, available for the first time on vinyl!
RM-2510 – NEW 45 rpm LP release — available JUNE 2014. PREORDER NOW!
(2-LP set, half-speed mastered by Paul Stubblebine, 200-gm vinyl from Quality Record Pressings in deluxe gatefold jacket)
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!
“…Should be listened to with caution by anyone with a heart condition.” —Paul Festa, Salon 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 PERFORMANCE * * * * RECORDING * * * * *
Original 1998 CD release is on “The Absolute Sound Super Disc List”
- Liszt: Mephisto Waltz #1 12:00
- Saint-Saëns: Danse macabre 6:50
- Jorja Fleezanis, violin
- Liadov: Baba Yaga 3:20
- Mussorgsky: Night on Bald Mountain 11:46
- Arnold: Tam O’Shanter 8:08
- Dukas: The Sorcerer’s Apprentice 11:16
- Franck: The Accursed Huntsman 14:26
- J. Strauss: Lucifer Polka 2:47