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Nikolai Kapustin: Eight Concert Etudes; 24 Preludes. Catherine Gordeladze, piano. © 2011 Naxos Rights International Ltd

Nikolai Kapustin (born in Gorlovka, Ukraine) became known as a jazz pianist and arranger in the 1950s and 1960s. Yet that was not his No 1 intention. He explains; 'I never tried to be a real jazz pianist. I had to do it because of the composing...

Copyright © 4 April 2012 Howard Smith,
Masterton, New Zealand

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NIKOLAI KAPUSTIN: 8 CONCERT ETUDES; 24 PRELUDES IN JAZZ STYLE

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UKRAINE

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