8 Concert Studies, Op. 40
Composer: Nikolai Kapustin
8 Concert Studies is one of the most popular works by Kapustin. Composed in 1984, the studies show Kapustin's wide-ranging and inventive composition style. In each study, the pianist faces various, often huge challenges which present themselves in a fascinating way. These pieces contain a large variety of musical styles – jazz, blues, ragtime, boogie-woogie, stride piano or bar music: All studies are full of energy and tension.
Includes: Prelude • Reverie • Toccatina • Reminiscence • Raillery • Pastoral • Intermezzo • Finale