Kapustin for beginners?

Discuss piano and other musical repertoire.

Moderators: pianolady, techneut, robert

Dr Kilroy
Posts: 4
Joined: Tue Jul 05, 2011 9:51 pm

Kapustin for beginners?

Postby Dr Kilroy » Sun Oct 14, 2012 1:09 pm


I was recently introduced to music by Nikolai Kapustin. However, the most of his pieces are rather hard - too hard for me to play, at the moment. Could you recommend me any pieces that are not that hard? I am already familiar with the Sonatina, op. 100 and I would like to know music on similar difficulty level.

Best regards, Dr
Last edited by Dr Kilroy on Mon Oct 15, 2012 6:59 pm, edited 1 time in total.
HASTINGS: Why don't you get yourself some turned down collars, Poirot? They're much more the thing, you know.
POIROT: The turned down collar is the first sign of decay of the grey cells!

Site Admin
Posts: 9925
Joined: Mon Jun 12, 2006 11:45 am
Location: Netherlands

Re: Kapustin for beginners?

Postby techneut » Mon Oct 15, 2012 6:22 am

I have the same problem, most of Kapustin is out of reach for amateurs. The combination of virtuosity. motoric drive and jazzy rhythms is incredibly hard to acquire. Next to the Sonatina I can only thihk of some of the Jazz Preludes, one or two of the Preldues and Fugues, and some slow movements from Sonatas (No.6 in particular).
Nothing is always absolutely so -- Sturgeon's law
Chris Breemer

Return to “Repertoire”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 4 guests