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Dawn and Twilight: The First and Last Violin Sonatas of Cyril Scott (World Premiere Recordings)

Andrew Kirkman, Clipper Erickson

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Violin Sonata No. 1 in C Major, Op. 59  
1
I. Allegro moderato
Cyril Scott; Andrew Kirkman; Clipper Erickson
11:52
2
II. Andante
Cyril Scott; Andrew Kirkman; Clipper Erickson
10:56
3
III. Allegro molto scherzando
Cyril Scott; Andrew Kirkman; Clipper Erickson
4:15
4
IV. Allegro maestoso
Cyril Scott; Andrew Kirkman; Clipper Erickson
12:47
Violin Sonata No. 4  
5
I. Andante tranquillo
Cyril Scott; Andrew Kirkman; Clipper Erickson
7:46
6
II. Allegretto moderato e amabile
Cyril Scott; Andrew Kirkman; Clipper Erickson
2:42
7
III. Energico
Cyril Scott; Andrew Kirkman; Clipper Erickson
5:47
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    56:05
On this album of world premieres, violinist Andrew Kirkman and pianist Clipper Erickson perform Cyril Scott's sonatas spanning a 46 year period, played with sensitivity and fantastic musical engagement. The duo provides a bookend glimpse into Scott's musical development in the context of a classical music world almost completely transformed during this period. Largely neglected since his death in 1970, the advent of the 21st century has ignited a rediscovery of this iconoclastic composer; Dawn and Twilight is at the forefront of this rediscovery.
44.1 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Affetto Recordings Studio Masters

Producer: Andrew Kirkman
Recording engineers: John C. Baker; Sam Ward; Loren Stata
Recorded September 11-14, 2013 at Lutheran Church of God’s Love, Newtown, PA
Steinway D concert grand courtesy of Jacob’s Music, Philadelphia, PA

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