Nikolai Girshevich Kapustin

Born 22 November 1937
Nikolai Girshevich Kapustin
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1937-11-22
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Nikolai Girshevich Kapustin

Biography (Wikipedia)

Nikolai Girshevich Kapustin (Russian: Никола́й Ги́ршевич Капу́стин; born November 22, 1937 in Horlivka, Ukrainian SSR) is a Russian composer and pianist.

Kapustin studied piano with Avrelian Rubakh (pupil of Felix Blumenfeld who also taught Simon Barere and Vladimir Horowitz) and subsequently with Alexander Goldenweiser at the Moscow Conservatory. During the 1950s he acquired a reputation as a jazz pianist, arranger and composer. Thus, he is steeped in both the traditions of classical virtuoso pianism and improvisational jazz.

He fuses these influences in his compositions, using jazz idioms in formal classical structures. An example of this is his Suite in the Old Style, Op. 28, written in 1977, which inhabits the sound world of jazz improvisation but is modelled on baroque suites such as the keyboard partitas composed by J. S. Bach, each movement being a stylised dance or a pair of dances in strict binary form. Other examples of this fusion are his set of 24 Preludes and Fugues, Op. 82, written in 1997, and the Op. 100 Sonatina.

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Pastoral, Op 40 No 6 (Eight Concert Etudes)
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Pastoral, Op 40 No 6 (Eight Concert Etudes)
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Toccatina for piano, Op 36
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Toccatina for piano, Op 36
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8 Concert Studies, Op.40 (Prelude)
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8 Concert Studies, Op.40 (Prelude)
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Etude Op.40, No.7
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Etude Op.40, No.7
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Concert Study, Op 40 No 7, 'Intermezzo'
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Concert Study, Op 40 No 7, 'Intermezzo'
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Burlesque, Op. 97
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Burlesque, Op. 97
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Bagatelle, Op 59 No 9
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Bagatelle, Op 59 No 9
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Variations Op 41
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Variations Op 41
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Aquarela do Brasil
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Aquarela do Brasil
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24 Preludes in Jazz Style Op.53
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24 Preludes in Jazz Style Op.53
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Prelude in E Flat Op. 53 No. 19
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Prelude in E Flat Op. 53 No. 19
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24 Preludes in Jazz Style Op.53: No.13
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24 Preludes in Jazz Style Op.53: No.13
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Etude Op.40 No.3
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Etude Op.40 No.3
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Toccatina Op.40 No.3
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Toccatina Op.40 No.3
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Sonatina op. 54 No. 2 (4th mvt.) Allegro
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Sonatina op. 54 No. 2 (4th mvt.) Allegro
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No. 8 Finale from Eight Concert Etudes, Op. 40
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No. 8 Finale from Eight Concert Etudes, Op. 40
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No. 3 Toccatina from Eight Concert Etudes, Op. 40
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No. 3 Toccatina from Eight Concert Etudes, Op. 40
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24 Preludes in Jazz Style, Op 53 - Nos 15, 13 & 19
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24 Preludes in Jazz Style, Op 53 - Nos 15, 13 & 19
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Sonata No.1, Op.39 (Sonata-Fantasia)
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Sonata No.1, Op.39 (Sonata-Fantasia)
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Two Etudes
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Two Etudes
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Five Etudes in Different Intervals op. 68, no. 1
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Five Etudes in Different Intervals op. 68, no. 1
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Sonata No 1 ('Sonata-Fantasia)', Op 39; 4th mvt, Allegro molto
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Sonata No 1 ('Sonata-Fantasia)', Op 39; 4th mvt, Allegro molto
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Sonata No. 2 Op 54
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Sonata No. 2 Op 54
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5 Etudes in different intervals Op.68 for piano: Minor 2nds
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5 Etudes in different intervals  Op.68 for piano: Minor 2nds
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Eight Concert Etudes - Nos. 5&6
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Eight Concert Etudes - Nos. 5&6
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Piano Trio No.2 (Op.142)
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Piano Trio No.2 (Op.142)
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Berceuse (Op.65)
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Berceuse (Op.65)
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Burlesque (Op.97)
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Burlesque (Op.97)
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Elegy (Op.96)
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Elegy (Op.96)
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Nearly Waltz (Op.98)
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Nearly Waltz (Op.98)
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