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Kapustin: Piano Music / Steven Osborne

Album Summary

>Kapustin, Nikolai : Sonata for Piano no 1, Op. 39 "Sonata-Fantasia"
>Kapustin, Nikolai : Preludes (24) for piano in Jazz Style, Op. 53
>Kapustin, Nikolai : Sonata for Piano no 2, Op. 54
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Notes & Reviews:

For the listener who loves fine jazz piano playing, here's an exhilarating disc that will get your feet tapping! Nikolai Kapustin studied the piano at the Moscow Conservatoire. His style is a fascinating and distinctive blend of classical and jazz styles, as he expounds his jazz-based melodic and rhythmic ideas within the structures of classical sonata form. This is a delightful album! But be warned: the effect is more jazz as a whole, than it is classical.

'Engaging, often witty, jazz-inspired works that are highly recommended, especially to lovers of Gershwin or Billy Mayerl' (Gramophone)

'Osborne's dazzling playing and excellent booklet notes get top billing. So do Hyperion's gorgeous sonics. Buy this disc and be thoroughly entertained.' (International Record Review)

'Kapustin's synthesis is well-crafted, has some exciting moments and generally exudes a breezy élan. It is also superbly performed by Osborne.' (BBC Music Magazine)

'Everything on this surprisingly sunny disc is full of ear-catching delights; and it's hard to imagine a listener who won't be captivated. The performances are every bit as attractive as the music. In sum, we have a major new pianist on our hands' (Fanfare, USA)

'It's hard to imagine it better done. Recommended' (International Piano Quarterly)

'At last! A worthwhile jazz-classical fusion!' (Classic CD)

'Exudes great energy and dazzling brilliance. Outstanding performances by Steven Osborne. An invigorating disc by any standards' (Classic CD)



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>Kapustin, Nikolai : Sonata for Piano no 1, Op. 39 "Sonata-Fantasia"
  • Performer: Steven Osborne (Piano)
  • Notes: Henry Wood Hall, London, England (09/10/1999-09/12/1999)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1984

>Kapustin, Nikolai : Preludes (24) for piano in Jazz Style, Op. 53 :: no 3
  • Performer: Steven Osborne (Piano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Kapustin, Nikolai : Preludes (24) for piano in Jazz Style, Op. 53 :: no 7
  • Performer: Steven Osborne (Piano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Kapustin, Nikolai : Preludes (24) for piano in Jazz Style, Op. 53 :: no 15
  • Performer: Steven Osborne (Piano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Kapustin, Nikolai : Preludes (24) for piano in Jazz Style, Op. 53 :: no 13
  • Performer: Steven Osborne (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Kapustin, Nikolai : Preludes (24) for piano in Jazz Style, Op. 53 :: no 19
  • Performer: Steven Osborne (Piano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Kapustin, Nikolai : Preludes (24) for piano in Jazz Style, Op. 53 :: no 5
  • Performer: Steven Osborne (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Kapustin, Nikolai : Preludes (24) for piano in Jazz Style, Op. 53 :: no 18
  • Performer: Steven Osborne (Piano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Kapustin, Nikolai : Preludes (24) for piano in Jazz Style, Op. 53 :: no 17
  • Performer: Steven Osborne (Piano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Kapustin, Nikolai : Preludes (24) for piano in Jazz Style, Op. 53 :: no 23
  • Performer: Steven Osborne (Piano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Kapustin, Nikolai : Preludes (24) for piano in Jazz Style, Op. 53 :: no 11
  • Performer: Steven Osborne (Piano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Kapustin, Nikolai : Preludes (24) for piano in Jazz Style, Op. 53 :: no 12
  • Performer: Steven Osborne (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Kapustin, Nikolai : Preludes (24) for piano in Jazz Style, Op. 53 :: no 10
  • Performer: Steven Osborne (Piano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Kapustin, Nikolai : Preludes (24) for piano in Jazz Style, Op. 53 :: no 9
  • Performer: Steven Osborne (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Kapustin, Nikolai : Sonata for Piano no 2, Op. 54
  • Performer: Steven Osborne (Piano)
  • Notes: Henry Wood Hall, London, England (09/10/1999-09/12/1999)
  • Running Time: 23 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1989