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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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There is a central section with more than a hint of rock music to it, before a return to the initial mood.

This melody was prefigured in the opening, and but for a certain rhythmic complexity it could almost be a Broadway show tune. Front illustration by Julie Doucet b? On her Yamaha instrument she may not find quite the range of colour or mood as Steven Osborne. Other recordings available for download. Don’t show me this message again.

For me, I confess, it took a little while to appreciate that Scriabinesque harmonies and Oscar Peterson-style figuration can be tossed around so casually without sounding merely like a novelty act.

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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. Dasselbe kann man in jedem Fall auch bei Kapustin an jeder Stelle seines Klavierwerkes sagen. Please use the dropdown buttons to set your preferred options, or use the checkbox to accept the defaults.

In particular, the first three movements are played without a break, giving the impression of a kaapustin stream of thought, a long-term structural approach that has numerous classical precedents including Beethoven, Liszt and Rachmaninov.


Written in the bright, sanguine key of E major, it is cast in a traditional four-movement mould. Sonata No 1 ‘Sonata-Fantasia’, Op 39 composer.

KAPUSTIN Piano Sonatas Nos 1 & 7 |

The rather short first movement functions almost as an introduction rather than the substantial movement one would normally expect. The site is also available in several languages. The performances are every bit as attractive as the music. Gramophone’s sonsta reviews easier than ever before.

In contrast to the rather slight proportions of the first three movements, the fourth is a full-blown sonata form movement.

The all-time greats Read about the artists who changed the world of classical music. Indeed, it is no exaggeration to say that no other pianist could approach Hamelin in such music.

April Total duration: Sonatw site is also available in several languages. Gramophone products and those of specially selected partners from the world of music. Der zweite Satz beginnt wie der erste: Kapustin war hier nach eigener Aussage von der Country-Musik beeinflusst.

Incidentally, this movement is usually thought kapustim have been inspired by the pianism of Art Tatum, but this is because it is often performed too quickly. May Total duration: He always insists on composing at the piano, in order to avoid coming up with figurations which would not fit the hand well.

And when Latin American rhythms are thrown kapustkn the mix, it still sounds like little more than a throwback to Ginastera. Whether you want kqpustin see what we think of today’s latest releases or discover what our critics thought of your favourite recordings from the past, you will find it all in our full-searchable Reviews Database.

So do Hyperion’s gorgeous sonics. 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: Outstanding performances by Steven Osborne. 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 before.


The actual tonality of A minor incidentally has been presaged by the kapjstin section of the second movement and even by the emphasis on A at the very start of the work. Selected comparisons Kapustin Piano Music. It is best to leave the listener to discover the many surprises contained in this exuberant work—as well as the sonnata apparent influences—though a couple of features are worth pointing out.

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 kaoustin twenty-first.

Sonata No 2, Op 54 (Kapustin) – from CDA – Hyperion Records – MP3 and Lossless downloads

Update Required To play the media you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or update your Flash plugin. Such blatant placing of the formal weight at the end of a work is unusual but not unprecedented—Beethoven experimented with this approach in the variations that end his piano sonata Opand it is perhaps no accident that this work also begins like an improvisation, thus emphasising the weight of the last movement.

Geschrieben in der strahlenden und optimistischen Tonart E-Dur, ist sie in traditioneller Form komponiert.