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    Nicolai Kapustin - Prelude 1

    This one is for Tom!

    Nicolai Kapustin is a classically-trained composer who has so fully absorbed the jazz idiom that he writes a unique fusion of jazz and classical, using classical forms with jazz harmony and rhythms.

    Among his works are the op. 53 24 Preludes for piano, of which we hear the 1st in the series here, in C-major (yeah, right... it starts and ENDS in C )

    http://orwig.blackiris.com/misc/KapustinP1.mp3

    He has written also a monumental set of 24 Preludes and Fugues as well as 10 piano sonatas and numerous other pieces. This piece asked for a metronome setting of between 160 and 176bpm - I really liked the "feel" of 140 instead, but pushed it up to 160 indeference to the composer

    CAUTION!

    This is a wild romp of a piece

    I felt the JaBB Steinway was appropriate!

    Enjoy,
    Last edited by giwro_jon; 09-08-2006 at 03:05 PM. Reason: correction

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    Re: Nicolai Kapustin - Prelude 1

    Quote Originally Posted by giwro_jon
    This one is for Tom!
    Yes!! I've got a Birthday coming up soon and I'll take that as a present! Right up my alley and, once again, you've directed me to a composer with whom I'm unfamiliar. Keep surprising me, since that's about my favorite state of mind. And thanks.

    Tom

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    Re: Nicolai Kapustin - Prelude 1

    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Hopkins
    Yes!! I've got a Birthday coming up soon and I'll take that as a present! Right up my alley and, once again, you've directed me to a composer with whom I'm unfamiliar. Keep surprising me, since that's about my favorite state of mind. And thanks.

    Tom
    <chuckle>

    Glad to oblige!

    I really enjoy exploring this obscure stuff - lots of it should remain obscure (as I alluded in a previous post to et Lux) but often one comes across a piece or composer that gives a surprise, and this is certainly one of those times...

    I keep listening to this piece, and each time it makes more sense... I can hardly waut to do more of his music!

    Cheerio,

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    Re: Nicolai Kapustin - Prelude 1

    Wow...somebody is busy putting this up for a run for the forum!! You are correct in saying this is one wild ride.

    Gary

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    Re: Nicolai Kapustin - Prelude 1

    Quote Originally Posted by GaryBric
    Wow...somebody is busy putting this up for a run for the forum!! You are correct in saying this is one wild ride.
    <chuckle>

    Hold onto yer hat!


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    Re: Nicolai Kapustin - Prelude 1

    Wow, you're right, what a ride... rofl!

    The fingering alone, all that crossing of the thumb over
    the eleventh and twelfth digits...

    Thanks for another introduction to some quite fascinating
    material, my friend!

    David
    www.DavidSosnowski.com
    .

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    Re: Nicolai Kapustin - Prelude 1

    Quote Originally Posted by etLux
    Wow, you're right, what a ride... rofl!

    The fingering alone, all that crossing of the thumb over
    the eleventh and twelfth digits...

    Thanks for another introduction to some quite fascinating
    material, my friend!
    .
    <chuckle>

    It _does_ sound like at least 2 people are playing, doesn't it?

    Glad you enjoyed it.... more to come, perhaps!

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    Re: Nicolai Kapustin - Prelude 1

    Quote Originally Posted by giwro_jon
    This one is for Tom!

    Nicolai Kapustin is a classically-trained composer who has so fully absorbed the jazz idiom that he writes a unique fusion of jazz and classical, using classical forms with jazz harmony and rhythms.

    Among his works are the op. 53 24 Preludes for piano, of which we hear the 1st in the series here, in C-major (yeah, right... it starts and ENDS in C )

    http://orwig.blackiris.com/misc/KapustinP1.mp3

    He has written also a monumental set of 24 Preludes and Fugues as well as 10 piano sonatas and numerous other pieces. This piece asked for a metronome setting of between 160 and 176bpm - I really liked the "feel" of 140 instead, but pushed it up to 160 indeference to the composer

    CAUTION!

    This is a wild romp of a piece

    I felt the JaBB Steinway was appropriate!

    Enjoy,
    Jon,

    GREAT--ANOTHER KAPUSTIN FAN!!!!

    You know the one called "Motive Force"??? I transcribed that for my brass quintet...it works GREAT!!!!!

    Nice realization on the GPO Steinway!!

    More Kapustin, Please!!!!

    Jim
    Jim Williams
    Professor of Capitalism
    N9EJR
    Indianapolis Brass Choir
    All Your Bass Sus&Short Are Belong to Us.

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    Re: Nicolai Kapustin - Prelude 1

    Quote Originally Posted by snorlax
    Jon,

    GREAT--ANOTHER KAPUSTIN FAN!!!!

    You know the one called "Motive Force"??? I transcribed that for my brass quintet...it works GREAT!!!!!

    Nice realization on the GPO Steinway!!

    More Kapustin, Please!!!!

    Jim
    Yes, I have that score, too....

    Yikes....

    THE MAN'S NUTZ!



    I'll definitely do more as I have time!

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