KAPUSTIN Complete Music for Cello and Piano
• Sonata No.1 Op.63
• Sonata No.2 Op.84
• Elegy Op.96
• Nearly Waltz Op.98
• Burlesque Op.97
Nikolai Kapustin (born in 1937 in Ukraine) was trained as a classical pianist at Moscow Conservatory by Alexander Goldenweiser (one of the legendary pianists of the Russian Piano School). During the 50‐ties he won fame as a Jazz pianist. As a composer he fused both styles, using Jazz idioms in classical structures, like the Sonata, (quasi baroque‐) Suite and Preludes and Fugues. His music gains rapidly in popularity, and is increasingly programmed in concerts nowadays.
This new recording contains his complete works (up today..) for cello and piano: two substantial sonatas and an Elegy, Waltz and Burlesque: music of great invention, wit, vitality and charm.
Performed by the Italian Duo Perfetto, Robert Witt (cello) and Clorinda Perfetto (piano), who clearly consider this project a labour of love, rendering engaging and brilliant performances of these fascinating works.
Brilliant Classics 95560BR
|Release Period||October 2017|