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

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. Kapustin war hier nach eigener Aussage von der Country-Musik beeinflusst. Front illustration by Julie Doucet b? This melody was prefigured in the opening, and but for a certain rhythmic complexity it could almost be a Broadway show tune. Hyperion offers both CDs, and downloads in a number kapustinn formats.

And when Latin American rhythms are thrown into the mix, it still sounds like little more than a throwback to Ginastera. Outstanding performances by Steven Osborne. The same can unquestionably be said of Kapustin at any point within the body of his piano works. Don’t show me this message again. April Total duration: Here one feels that perhaps Kapustin has been unable kkapustin 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. Skip to kapsutin content. The kwpustin greats Read about the artists who changed the world of classical music.

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In both works, the composers seem intent on creating almost a narrative structure that leads the listener inexorably towards the finale.

Please use the dropdown buttons to set your preferred options, or use the checkbox to accept sonta defaults. Welcome to Hyperion Records, an independent British classical label devoted to presenting high-quality recordings of music kapustln all styles and from all periods from the twelfth century to the twenty-first.

Geschrieben in der strahlenden und optimistischen Tonart E-Dur, ist sie in traditioneller Form komponiert. Sonata No 1 ‘Sonata-Fantasia’, Op 39 composer.

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.

Some people seem to click instantly with the light-hearted jazz-classical fusion of Ukrainian Nikolai Kapustin. 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. 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 constant 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 for Piano No 7.

Indeed, it is no exaggeration to say that no other pianist could approach Hamelin in such music. Don’t show me this message again.

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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 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. Gramophone’s expert reviews easier than ever before. A worthwhile jazz-classical fusion! Der zweite Satz beginnt wie der erste: The site is also available in several languages.

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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. The site is also available in several languages. Le dernier mouvement, lui, a une trame rythmique unique: Whether you want to 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.

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He always insists on composing at the piano, in order to avoid coming up with figurations which would slnata fit the hand well. So do Hyperion’s gorgeous sonics.

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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. Update Required To play the media you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or update your Flash plugin. May Total duration: The second movement begins like the first: 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.

Sojata No 2, Op 54 composer.