Buy now. The 8 Concert Etudes, Op. Each study from the Opus 40 Etudes presents the performer with different musical and technical challenges while always remaining naturally pianistic. The etudes tap into a range of musical languages, from ragtime through to cocktail-bar nonchalance, with jazz-infused harmonies and a pervasive rhythmic drive that keeps the music full of energy and excitement, even in the most lyrically expressive passages. Etude no. The compositions of Nikolai Kapustin are ideal for introducing audiences to contemporary music, to jazz idioms and to living composers.

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Items in TSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated. Advisor: McClelland, Ryan. Department: Music. Keywords: Kapustin ; Piano. Abstract summary : Nicholai Kapustin , a Ukrainian composer whose music amalgamates the Western classical tradition with jazz idioms, is becoming increasingly acclaimed in recent years.

His works are known for the physical challenge they impose upon the player due to their complexity that is often accompanied by fast tempi. No less formidable, however, is the challenge to discover the conceptual binding that is needed to capture the overarching sense of purpose within a given piece and communicate it in performance.

One of the most effective approaches in performing Kapustin's music is to take advantage of the structure upon which his compositions are based, as it can allow a classically trained performer to utilize previously developed analytical skills. Although analytical study is an asset for virtually any type of music, the performance of Kapustin's music especially can benefit from analysis owing to its dense and active textures, rhythmic continuity, and varied repetition of relatively homogeneous melodic material.

This research encourages regular involvement in analysis and internalizing the music away from the instrument. These include solidifying the left hand Etude No. In addition, the research examines some of the psychological implications of analysis, exploring the ways in which analysis can help the performer to be attentive and engaged in the moment.

Furthermore, in order to help one take pleasure from and fully benefit from analytical insights during practice, the research aims to cultivate a mindful mode of thinking where one steps away from constant action and becomes more curious and observant in the process of music-making. The conclusion addresses the physical aspect of playing, applying the notion of mindfulness to one's orientation to the instrument. Files Download thesis PDF.


Hyperion Records

Welcome to Hyperion Records, an independent British classical label devoted to presenting high-quality recordings of music of all styles and from all periods from the twelfth century to the twenty-first. Hyperion offers both CDs, and downloads in a number of formats. The site is also available in several languages. Please use the dropdown buttons to set your preferred options, or use the checkbox to accept the defaults. No 8 Prestissimo is similar in style and mood to Nos 1 and 3, but more compact. In Nr. Update Required To play the media you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or update your Flash plugin.


List of compositions by Nikolai Kapustin

Items in TSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated. Advisor: McClelland, Ryan. Department: Music. Keywords: Kapustin ; Piano.

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