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 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.

Kapustin war hier nach eigener Aussage von der Country-Musik beeinflusst. And when Latin American rhythms are thrown into the mix, it still sounds like little more than a throwback to Ginastera. 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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May Total duration: Don’t show me this message again. So do Hyperion’s gorgeous sonics.

This melody was prefigured in the opening, and but for a certain rhythmic complexity it could almost be a Broadway show tune. On her Yamaha instrument she may not find quite the range of colour or kpustin as Steven Osborne. Please use the dropdown buttons to set your preferred options, or use the checkbox to accept the defaults.


There is a xonata section with more than a hint of rock music to it, before a return to the initial mood. Hyperion offers both CDs, and downloads in a number of formats.

KAPUSTIN Piano Sonatas Nos 1 & 7

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. 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 site aonata also available in several kapusitn. Sonata for Piano No 7. Le dernier mouvement, lui, a une trame rythmique unique: Please use the dropdown buttons to set your preferred options, or use the checkbox to accept the defaults.

There is, however, nothing at all traditional about the piano writing itself, which teems with interesting sonta innovative twists and turns, both stylistically and pianistically.

The second movement begins like the first: 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.

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

Don’t show me this message again. 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.

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 kapustn start of the work.


The performances are every bit as attractive as the music. Here one feels that perhaps Kapustin has been unable to repress his evident relish, as a performer, of the sheer physical aspect of playing. Gramophone products and those of specially selected partners from the world of music.

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

Indeed, it is no exaggeration to say that no other pianist could approach Hamelin in such music. Sonata No 2, Op 54 composer.

KAPUSTIN Piano Sonatas Nos 1 & 7 |

Front illustration by Julie Doucet b? Der zweite Satz beginnt wie der erste: Indeed, my personal feeling is that, on a purely pianistic level, Kapustin and Medtner tower above any other piano composer kapusstin history, as far as pure comfort at the keyboard is concerned. Outstanding performances by Steven Osborne.