And why no worldwide tributes and special programs for him?

On the border between classical and jazz, he marked XX-th and XXI-th century’s music in profound ways. You may not like his pieces, but in term of style, he was one of the last (if not the last) living representent of modern, pre-contemporary, classical music, in the vein of Gershwin and Debussy.

Kapustin is the underrated composer of our era, the last piano technique master and revolutioner together. He is the last composer with which every pianist says “god, this score is written in such a brilliant way I didn’t even suspect listening to the music”.

Nikolai Kapustin was the jazz pianist every classical pianist wants to be. He was also the classical pianist every jazz pianist wants to be.

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