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Nikolai Kapustin’s Solo Piano Works 2007-2013: A Recording and Performance Guide


Abstract Born in 1937, the Ukrainian-Russian composer Nikolai Kapustin has gradually gained recognition among Western music scholars and pianists by blending American jazz idioms into classical forms, such as concertos, sonatas, and preludes; recently he has become a very prominent composer. As one of the most prolific composers of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, he has composed over 160 works to date. Most of them are piano solo works. The uniqueness of his compositional philosophy is that he consistently treats the music language of jazz as a core element in all his output, while others might only use jazz idioms experimentally in their works.

Being an excellent pianist himself, Kapustin has recorded many of his own works, giving a fir... (more)
Created Date 2018
Contributor Ye, Qingqing (Author) / Cosand, Walter (Advisor) / Hamilton, Robert (Committee member) / Rogers, Rodney (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Music / Performing arts / Kapustin / Nikolai / piano / recording / Solo / works
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 135 pages
Language English
Copyright
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Note Doctoral Dissertation Music 2018
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
Additional Formats MODS / OAI Dublin Core / RIS


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