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Nikolai Kapustin: Piano Music - Marc-André Hamelin (piano)
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  1. Variations for piano, Op. 41
  2. Jazz Concert Etudes (8) for piano, Op. 40
  3. Bagatelles (10) for piano, Op. 59: No. 9
  4. Suite in the Old Style, for piano, Op. 28
  5. Piano Sonata No. 6, Op. 62
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  1. Variations for piano, Op. 41
  2. Jazz Concert Etudes (8) for piano, Op. 40
  3. Bagatelles (10) for piano, Op. 59: No. 9
  4. Suite in the Old Style, for piano, Op. 28
  5. Piano Sonata No. 6, Op. 62
  6. Sonatina for piano, Op. 100
  7. Études (5) in Different Intervals, for piano, Op. 68
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Lest his classical-sounding titles mislead, Nikolai Kapustin's piano music is little more than virtuosic cocktail jazz, and it should not be taken as anything more advanced or serious. This 2004 disc of solo piano works may appeal to a small crossover audience, but the music's surface glitter and easy-to-absorb tunes are not enough to mask its emotional shallowness, and the appeal of this ostentatious music quickly wears thin. Kapustin delights in flashy runs, turbulent arpeggios, elaborate syncopations, and stride bass ...

Nikolai Kapustin: Piano Music 2004, Hyperion

UPC: 034571174334

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