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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In contrast to the rather slight proportions of the first three movements, the fourth is a full-blown sonata form movement. Indeed, it is no exaggeration to say that no other pianist could approach Hamelin in such music.

Sonata No 1 ‘Sonata-Fantasia’, Op 39 composer.

Nikolai Kapustin

Selected comparisons Kapustin Piano Music. Such lapustin 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. Soata illustration by Julie Doucet b?

The rather short first movement functions almost as an introduction rather than the substantial movement one would normally expect.

There is a central section with more than a hint of rock music to it, before a return to the initial mood. It is best to leave the listener to discover the many surprises contained in this exuberant work—as well as the spnata 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. Gramophone products and those of specially selected partners from the world of music. Dasselbe kann man in jedem Fall auch bei Kapustin an jeder Stelle seines Klavierwerkes sagen.

Sonata No 2, Op 54 composer. 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.


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. April Total duration: May Total duration: Here one feels that perhaps Kapustin has been unable to repress his evident relish, as a performer, of the sheer physical aspect of playing.

Hyperion offers both CDs, and downloads in a number of formats. Sonata for Piano No 1, Sonata-Fantasia. A worthwhile jazz-classical fusion! Update Required To play the media you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or update your Flash plugin. Le dernier mouvement, lui, a une trame rythmique unique: Geschrieben in der strahlenden und optimistischen Tonart E-Dur, ist sie in traditioneller Form komponiert.

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The second movement begins like the first: 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.

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Kapustin war hier nach eigener Aussage von der Country-Musik beeinflusst. The all-time greats Read about the artists who changed the world of classical music. Written in the bright, sanguine key of E major, it is cast in a traditional four-movement mould.

The actual tonality of A minor incidentally has been presaged by the central section of the second movement and even by the emphasis on A at the very start of the work. 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 kapustln. And when Latin American rhythms are thrown into the mix, it still sounds like little more than a throwback to Ginastera.


KAPUSTIN Piano Sonatas Nos 1 & 7 |

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The site is also available in several languages. This melody was prefigured in the opening, and but for a certain rhythmic complexity it could almost be a Broadway show tune.

KAPUSTIN Piano Sonatas Nos 1 & 7

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Kqpustin people seem to click instantly with the light-hearted jazz-classical fusion of Ukrainian Nikolai Kapustin. 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.

He always insists on composing at the piano, in order to avoid coming up with figurations which would not fit the hand well. Skip to main content. Please use the dropdown buttons to set your preferred options, or use the checkbox to accept the defaults. The performances are every bit as attractive as the music. Hyperion kapuxtin both CDs, and downloads in a number of formats.

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