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KAPUSTIN: Piano Sonata No. 15 / Preludes / Etudes / Bagatelles


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KAPUSTIN: Piano Sonata No. 15 / Preludes / Etudes / Bagatelles

Kapustin's pianistic textures are rich, spanning the entire keyboard, with melodies in every register, sweeping arpeggios, tons of chords, and a fantastic array of runs. Such music is Kapustin's birthright: Ukranian born and Moscow trained, he has Medtner, Rachmaninov and Scriabin in his veins. But the jazz side is equally authentic, incorporating the fleet pianism of Oscar Peterson and the harmonic volatility and technical exuberance of Art Tatum. Kapustin's music also encompasses more modern sounds, such as McCoy Tyner's quartal voicings and the pop-tinged stylings of Keith Jarrett.

Kapustin, Nicolai

  Piano Sonata No. 15, Op. 127, "Fantasia quasi Sonata"
1.   I. Maestoso - Allegro assai 00:08:25
2.   II. Grave 00:02:52
3.   III. Sostenuto - Allegro scherzando 00:06:49
4.   IV. Allegro rigoroso 00:05:05
  24 Preludes in Jazz Style, Op. 53 (excerpts)
5.   Prelude No. 11 in B Major 00:02:09
6.   Prelude No. 12 in G - Sharp Minor 00:02:02
7.   Prelude No. 13 in G - Flat Major 00:02:34
8.   Prelude No. 17 in A - Flat Major 00:01:31
9.   Prelude No. 18 in F Minor 00:01:51
  8 Concert Etudes, Op. 40 (excerpts)
10.   Etude No. 5, "Shuitka" (Raillery) 00:02:27
11.   Etude No. 6, "Pastoral" 00:02:32
12.   Etude No. 7, "Intermezzo" 00:03:23
  10 Bagatelles, Op. 59 (excerpts)
13.   Bagatelle No. 2 00:02:44
14.   Bagatelle No. 5 00:02:45
15.   Bagatelle No. 8 00:02:33
  Piano Sonata No. 2, Op. 54: II. Scherzo
16.   Piano Sonata No. 2, Op. 54: II. Scherzo 00:03:57

Total Playing Time: 00:53:39

Kapustin, Nicolai

Salmon, John

Label: Naxos

Genre: Instrumental

Period: Contemporary

Catalogue No: 8.570532

Barcode: 0747313053278

Physical Release: 02/2008

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