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Classical - Released October 1, 2021 | BR-Klassik
Classical - Released September 10, 2021 | InFiné
Concertos - Released August 6, 2021 | CapriccioNR
Classical - Released August 6, 2021 | Centaur Records, Inc.
Classical - Released July 23, 2021 | PM Classics Ltd.
Dying too soon in July 2020, Nikolai Kapustinas was like a UFO in the Russian musical landscape of the 20th and 21st centuries. Classical? Jazz? It is difficult to attribute his music to a precise genre as the symbiosis between the two styles is so perfect. For his part, the composer has chosen his side: "I was never a jazz musician. I never tried to be a real jazz pianist, but I had to do it because of the composing. I'm not interested in improvisation – and what is a jazz musician without improvisation? All my improvisations are written, of course, and they become much better; it improves them.” These words perhaps best sum up one's feelings when listening to Kapustin's compositions. These are resolutely classical scores, as revealed by their titles, "Concert Etudes", "Sonatine" and "Sonate", but from them emerge harmonies, rhythms and a lexicon that are definitely related to the world of jazz.Although reluctant to perform his works in public, the composer has nevertheless recorded a substantial part of them. This indubitably explains the small number of performers who dare to measure themselves against the works of the Russian master, so captivating were his interpretations in their perfectly mastered virtuosity. Almost a year to the day after Kapustin's death, Yeol Eum Son presents here some choice pieces: among them, the unmissable 8 Etudes de concert, Op. 40, and the Sonate pour piano n° 2, Op. 54. The South Korean pianist, silver medallist at the 2011 Tchaikovsky competition and accustomed to orchestral repertoires, gives a generous amplitude, depth and groove to these pieces, whereas Kapustin had accustomed us to dazzling interpretations achieved at a single stroke. Yeol Eom Son's playing shows how much Kapustin's compositions follow the lineage of the greatest masters, from the Romantic period to Gershwin, and that they have their rightful place in the concert repertoire. © Pierre Lamy / Qobuz
Classical - Released June 25, 2021 | Deutsche Grammophon (DG)
Classical - Released June 25, 2021 | Supraphon a.s.
Classical - Released June 25, 2021 | Accentus Music
Classical - Released November 20, 2020 | Naxos
Classical - Released September 4, 2020 | Accentus Music
Chamber Music - Released July 15, 2020 | MSR Classics
Recorded: [1-4]: January 2014, at Towson University Center for the Arts [5-7]: August 2016, at Grusin Music Hall, University of ColoradM Boulder [8-12]: May 2018, at Powell Methodist Churchm Ohio
Classical - Released June 19, 2020 | SFS Media
Classical - Released May 15, 2020 | Disques Triton
Classical - Released April 3, 2020 | Philharmonia Baroque Productions
Classical - Released March 27, 2020 | Alpha Classics
Classical - Released March 13, 2020 | Alpha Classics
Choral Music (Choirs) - Released March 6, 2020 | BIS