Nikolai Kapustin b. Few composers have bridged the divide between the classical and jazz worlds as effectively as Nikolai Kapustin. During the s and s, he built up a reputation as a jazz pianist, composer and arranger, working with a number of big-bands and jazz orchestras as well as individual pianists and ensembles, yet claims always to have been a classical composer who happens to write music in a jazz idiom. Although his focus on composition came only latterly his Op. To date his output includes six piano concertos, several concertos for solo instruments, music for orchestra or big-band, ensemble and instrumental works, collections of shorter pieces for piano, and no less than eighteen piano sonatas, all but one composed over the last two decades.
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Nikolai Kapustin built his reputation as a jazz pianist during the s and s. Staking a claim as a classical composer who happens to work in a jazz idiom, he cites Oscar Peterson as his single biggest influence. The Eight Concert Etudes balance stylistic allusions to long established pianistic tradition with an exuberance which has made them favourite encores.
Using the same key-sequence as Chopin and Shostakovich, the extraordinary 24 Preludes in Jazz Style exude nonchalant wit and pulsating energy. Kapustin, Nicolai. Composer s : Kapustin, Nicolai. Artist s : Gordeladze, Catherine. Genre : Instrumental. Catalogue No: 8. Barcode : Gordeladze, Catherine , piano. Naxos Records, a member of the Naxos Music Group. Follow Us. All rights reserved.
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List of compositions by Nikolai Kapustin
Kapustin - No.6 "Pastoral" from 8 Concert Etudes for Piano, Op.40
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