The Mystic and the Muse – Track Listing

Released 2004
Recorded January 2004 at Bristol Chapel, Westminster Choir College, Princeton, New Jersey

Complete piano solo music of Roger Quilter (premiere recording)

Three Studies for Piano, Op. 4
Allegro molto (1901)
Allegro vivace (1909)
Allegro molto (1909)

Three Pieces for Piano, Op. 16
Dance in the Twilight (1915)
Summer Evening (1915)
At a Country Fair (1916)

Two Impressions for Piano, Op. 19
In a Gondola (1914)
Lanterns (1919)

Country Pieces for Piano, Op. 27 (1923)
Shepherd Song
Forest Lullaby
Pipe and Tabor

Cyril Scott

Carillon (1913)
Rainbow Trout (1916)
Zoo Animals (1930)
Sonata No. 2 (1935) (premiere recording)



To describe each piece of music in this CD and its playing would take a few pages, but suffice it to say this is a CD not to be missed, for it is top notch in every respect. Most highly recommended.”
The Delian

Clipper Erickson plays with heroic intensity; indeed, he brings all this unknown repertory to fresh, vivid life.”
American Record Guide

Clipper Erickson is an effective exponent of all these works. His tempos are reasonably judged, and he plays with infectious enthusiasm. There are some real tests here of stylistic disparity, as well as technique, and all of them are convincingly met. A couple of rousing cheers for pianist Erickson.”