NIKOLAI KAPUSTIN (1934-2020): Piano Concerto No. 4, Op. 56, Concerto for Violin, Piano and String Orchestra, Op. 105, Chamber Symphony, Op. 57.
Catalogue Number: 08X055
Description: Drawing parallels to another famous composer of symphonic jazz, Kapustin is occasionally considered a ‘Russian in Gershwin’s clothing’. Most of his compositions are influenced by jazz and expertly combine jazz elements with those of the tradition from Bach to Prokofiev and Stravinsky. The aesthetic diversity with which classical garb and the stylistic devices of jazz are amalgamated in Kapustin’s output could be taken as the byword for all three compositions included on this recording. Frank Dupree (piano, conductor of Op. 57), Rosanne Philippens (violin), Württemburg Chamber Orchestra Heilbronn; Case Scaglione.