I was at the house of my sister-in-law and her (as of a week ago) husband, and spotted the preludes op.53 book on the shelf. Perhaps Kapustin is not so obscure as all that. He (meta-brother-in-law) how to play a piano
, though, so it's the sort of thing he'd like. Me, I can't improv to save my life, which is another reason I like Kapustin ... it's great jazzy stuff, but more to the point the notes are all written down so I know what to play. (Which doesn't mean I can actually play them, of course.
Since we last spoke, I got 53.6 to where I can sort of bash through it at 2/3 speed, but it wasn't really improving so I've shelved it for a while. However, since I obviously can't leave well enough alone, I've started looking into the last movement of his sonata no. 6. Which isn't as difficult as it looks, although again I'm not expecting to get it up to performance standard any time soon. If I can get a decent play through at around 120 I won't be too upset.
I completely understand that statement lol .I like Kapustin's jazz improvisation but there are pianist that don't like his composition and style. His music isn't innovative in the same way a Stockhausen is innovative, but i didn't know innovation wasn't really innovative unless it was kosher approved