Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Clipper Erickson: "My Cup Runneth Over - the complete piano works of R. Nathaniel Dett" is an editor's choice at Gramophone UK

R. Nathaniel Dett: MY CUP RUNNETH OVER
Navona Records NV 6013 (2015)

 is profiled at AfriClassical.comwhich 
features a comprehensive Works List 
and a Bibliography by Dr. Dominique-René de Lerma, 

Clipper Erickson writes:

Reviews of My Cup Runneth Over:

 "...this music is simply wonderful, while Erickson's idiomatic, colourful, technically adroit and caring interpretations do the repertoire full justice.  This historically and musically important release not only fills a crucial catalogue gap but sets reference standards. No serious aficionado of the history of American piano music can afford to miss it."  Gramophone UK - January 2016 - Jed Distler 

"All of the performances are enhanced by Erickson's in-depth understanding, and, with considerable technical ability at his disposal, the pianist is more than up to the challenge of bringing the composer's material to life..." Textura - December 2015

"...Performs with great sensitivity to these themes and an obvious admiration for the great composer. Kudos to Erickson for his initiative and to those who chose to support this endeavour.  A welcome release, just in time for Black History Month." 
The Whole Note - February 2016 - Diane Wells

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