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Nicholai Kapustin's Eight Concert Etudes, Op. 40: Reflections on Analysis, Practice, and Performance

  title={Nicholai Kapustin's Eight Concert Etudes, Op. 40: Reflections on Analysis, Practice, and Performance},
  author={Akane Okamoto},
Nicholai Kapustin (1937-), 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… Expand
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Stylistic Influences, Developments, and Pedagogical Considerations of Nikolai Kapustin’s Eight Concert Etudes, Op. 40
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A Pedagogical Guide to Kapustin’s Eight Concert Etudes, Op. 40
A Pedagogical Guide to Kapustin’s Eight Concert Etudes, Op. 40 Yanjing Gu The etude is an important genre in piano literature and most piano teachers select etudes as teaching material for studentsExpand
Jazz Language in Through-Composed Chamber Works for Flute By
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The Big Band and the Piano: Nikolai Kapustin’s Variations Op. 41
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