MURAD KAZHLAEV (b.1931): Romantic Sonatina, Dagestan Album - 10 Pieces on Themes of Folk Songs, 6 Preludes, 9 Picture Pieces.
Catalogue Number: 10S071
Label: Grand Piano
Description: This Dagestani composer’s first love was jazz although he wrote nationalist orchestral works, operetta, circus music, musicals... you get the picture. Everything here, even the Dagestan Album - is quietly jazz-tinged, not “composed jazz” like Kapustin, but classical music seen from a jazz angle. Different and quite interesting. Chisato Kusunoki (piano).