David is preparing a new recording of piano works by the Russian jazz fusion composer Nikolai Kapustin. More details will be released in the coming months.
Here is what music critics said about the recording:
Andrew McGregor, on his weekly BBC Radio 3 CD Review programme, describing Kapustin's music as "a deliriously joyful synthesis of jazz and classical composition", said: "There is something about Brain's playing that really taps well into the complexity and inventive joy of the music in the Preludes and also in Kapustin's Fantasy Sonata. I really enjoyed this." Listen to the full review
Andrew Clark, in the Financial Times, wrote: "The interpreter needs a non-academic sense of freedom as well as a
dazzling technique, and Brain meets both demands in a performance that should win Kapustin new admirers."
Guy Weatherall wrote on his blog that the composer, a fine pianist himself, has recorded most of his own music, "yet in this new disc, Brain is every bit as dazzling and persuasive, and significantly better recorded".