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

Gramophone’s expert reviews easier than ever before. Hyperion offers both CDs, and downloads in a number of formats. Der zweite Satz beginnt wie der erste: Sonata No 1 ‘Sonata-Fantasia’, Op 39 composer.

Kapustin war hier nach eigener Aussage von der Country-Musik beeinflusst.

KAPUSTIN Piano Sonatas Nos 1 & 7 |

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The all-time greats Read about the artists who changed the world of classical music. Geschrieben in der strahlenden und optimistischen Tonart E-Dur, ist sie in traditioneller Form komponiert.

The site is also available in several languages. And when Latin American rhythms are thrown into the mix, it still sounds like little more than a throwback to Ginastera. 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.

Indeed, it is no exaggeration to say that no other pianist could approach Hamelin in such music. 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. Dasselbe kann man in jedem Fall auch bei Kapustin an jeder Stelle seines Klavierwerkes sagen.


Written in the bright, sanguine key of E major, it is cast in a traditional four-movement mould. 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. 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.

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Nikolai Kapustin

May Total duration: The performances are every bit as attractive as the music. Skip to main content. Sonatx you are a library, university or other organisation that would be interested in an institutional subscription to Gramophone please click here for further information.

On her Yamaha instrument she may not find quite the range of colour or mood as Steven Osborne. Incidentally, this movement is usually thought to have iapustin inspired by the pianism of Art Tatum, but this sohata because it is often performed too quickly. The chromaticism of the harmonic language here draws heavily on jazz, but the absence of a clear tonality means the listener somata 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. It is best to leave the listener to discover kapustij many surprises contained in this exuberant work—as well as the various apparent influences—though a couple of features are worth pointing out. The rather short first movement functions almost as an introduction rather than the substantial movement one would normally expect.

He always insists on composing at the piano, in order to avoid coming up with figurations which would not fit the hand well. The same can unquestionably be said of Kapustin at any point within the body of his piano works. Selected comparisons Kapustin Piano Music. Le dernier mouvement, lui, a une trame rythmique unique: Outstanding performances by Steven Osborne.


Sonata No 2, Op 54 composer. Please use the dropdown buttons to set your preferred options, or use the checkbox to accept the defaults.

So do Hyperion’s gorgeous sonics. Update Required To play the media you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or update your Flash plugin. Sonata sonat Piano No 7.

Gramophone products and those of specially selected partners from the world of music. Other recordings available for download. 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.

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.

A worthwhile jazz-classical fusion! Indeed, my personal feeling is that, on a purely pianistic level, Kapustin and Medtner tower above any other piano kapustn in history, as far as pure comfort at the keyboard is concerned.

April Total duration: The second movement begins like the first: Sonata for Piano No 1, Sonata-Fantasia. 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.

This melody was prefigured in the opening, and but for a certain rhythmic complexity it could almost be a Broadway show tune. The last two movements are both fast and this creates a problem of balance: