Classical and Jazz Influences in the Music of Nikolai Kapustin: Piano Sonata No. Being himself a virtuoso pianist, Kapustin has written a large repertoire for. Some people seem to click instantly with the light-hearted jazz-classical fusion of Ukrainian Nikolai Kapustin. For me, I confess, it took a little while to appreciate. Kapustin’s first attempts at composition began with a piano sonata at the age of During his studies at the Moscow Conservatory Kapustin composed and.

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The site is also available in several languages. A worthwhile jazz-classical fusion! There is, however, nothing at all traditional about the piano writing itself, which teems with interesting and innovative twists and turns, both stylistically and pianistically. Welcome to Hyperion Records, an independent British classical label devoted to presenting high-quality recordings of music of all styles and from all periods from the twelfth century to the twenty-first.

The chromaticism of the harmonic language here draws heavily on jazz, but the absence of a clear tonality means the listener is never quite able to settle. In contrast to the rather slight proportions of the first three movements, the fourth is a full-blown sonata form movement.

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The site is also available in several languages. Der zweite Satz beginnt wie der erste: Sonata No 2, Op 54 composer. If you are a library, university or other organisation that would be interested in an institutional subscription to Gramophone please click here for further information. Outstanding performances by Steven Osborne.

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It is best to leave the listener to discover the many surprises contained in this exuberant work—as well as the various apparent influences—though a couple of features are worth pointing out. The same can unquestionably be said of Kapustin at any point within the body of his piano works. May Total duration: Gramophone’s expert reviews easier than ever before. Update Required To play the media you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or update your Flash plugin.

KAPUSTIN Piano Sonatas Nos 1 & 7

Incidentally, this movement is usually thought to have been inspired by the pianism of Art Tatum, but this is because it is often performed too quickly. The last two movements are both fast and this creates a problem of balance: Kapustin war hier nach eigener Aussage von der Country-Musik beeinflusst.

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Selected comparisons Kapustin Piano Music. Don’t show me this message again. Le dernier mouvement, lui, a une trame rythmique unique: Update Required To play the media you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or update your Flash plugin.

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The brilliant and overwhelmingly energetic first movement is curiously but very effectively rounded out by a reflective and rather lengthy coda, in great contrast to the ebullience of what came kaoustin. The performances are every bit as attractive as the music.

On her Yamaha instrument she may not find quite the range of colour or mood as Steven Osborne. Some people seem to click instantly with the light-hearted jazz-classical fusion of Ukrainian Nikolai Kapustin. Written in the bright, sanguine key of E major, it is cast in a traditional four-movement mould.

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In particular, the first three movements are played without a break, giving the impression of a constant stream of thought, a long-term structural approach that has numerous classical precedents including Beethoven, Liszt and Rachmaninov. Indeed, my personal feeling is that, on a purely pianistic level, Kapustin and Medtner tower above any other piano composer in history, as far as pure comfort at the keyboard is concerned. Here one feels that perhaps Kapustin has been unable to repress his evident relish, as a performer, of the sheer physical aspect of playing.

The second movement begins like the first: And when Latin American rhythms are thrown into the mix, it still sounds like little more than a throwback to Ginastera. Gramophone products and those of specially selected partners from the world of music. Front illustration by Julie Doucet b? Please use the dropdown buttons to set your preferred options, or use the checkbox to accept the defaults.

Geschrieben in der strahlenden und optimistischen Tonart E-Dur, ist sie in traditioneller Form komponiert. Welcome to Kapustinn Records, an independent British classical label devoted to presenting high-quality recordings of music of all styles and from all periods from the twelfth century to the twenty-first.

Sonata No 1 ‘Sonata-Fantasia’, Op 39 composer. He always insists on composing at the kaustin, in order to avoid coming up with figurations which would not fit the hand well.