Commissioned by Judith Tick, with funds made available from the Matthews University Distinguished Professor Fund, Northeastern University, Boston
October 26, 2000. Virginia Eskin, piano.
Oxford University Press, Cat. No. 9780193865891, distributed by Goodmusic Publishing.
The Mephisto Rag is a ragtime fantasy grand piano showpiece. Recalling Franz Liszt's Mephisto Waltz throughout the work, the piece consists of three sections: a fantasy on Mephisto Waltz themes, a game in two sections, and a presto finale.
The video features Margaret Mills, piano. A recording is available on the CD Licorice Stick, available from Libby Larsen Publishing