|Difficulty||UK grade 5 (moderate) < 9 (diploma level)|
|Instruments||piano (english text)|
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Kapustin's Twenty-Four Preludes op. 53 were written in 1988. Clearly influenced by Chopin in their key scheme and brevity, they present us with a great variety of jazz styles: blues (prelude 11), ballad (5 & 9), jazz waltz (18), swing (17 & 19), jazz funk (7 & 12) and even an allusion to Take Five (13). In many of them the composer states a theme and then "improvises" a new melody over the underlying chord structure. The whole set projects an ebullient spontaneity, and it is fast becoming one of Kapustin's most popular works.
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