"Energy is Eternal Delight," says the Devil, in Blake's "Marriage of Heaven and Hell," and if you believe that, you'll love the jazz- and ragtime-inspired piano music of Erwin Schulhoff, an avant-garde Czech composer who died in a concentration camp in 1942 at the age of 48. The excellent and adventurous English pianist Kathryn Stott has the measure of this music and brings it vividly to life. Schulhoff unapologetically liked American jazz, blues, and ragtime -- the "new" dance music of its time, as Schulhoff saw it -- and he incorporated features of it into the music on this disc. It's not that he writes dance music himself but rather extracts rhythmic and harmonic elements into something of his own. The faster movements have a tocatta-like quality that has affinities with some of Prokofiev's faster pieces, but they're more fun -- they have little rhythmic and motivic surprises that make it seem less driven and mechanical than Prokofiev sometimes sounds. If you're open to this kind of music, I can't imagine you not enjoying this.