1914
Opus TBA
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Universe (Symphony No. 3)
Opus 43 / 2012 / 28 minutes
Commissioned by the Mozarteumorchester Salzburg
WP: 07/10/2012 Salzburg, Mozarteumorchester Salzburg, Ivor Bolton
I. Expansion of the Universe / II. Venus / III. Storm on Jupiter / IV. Earth-like Planet Gliese 581 g / V. Supernova / VI. Finale Dark Matter
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Mesopotamia Symphony (Symphony No. 2)
Opus 38 / 2011 / 52 minutes
Commissioned by IKSV
WP: 23/06/2012 Istanbul, Aykal, Borusan Istanbul Philharmonic Orchestra
I. Two Children in the Plain / II. Tigris River / III. About the Culture of Death / IV. Melodrama / V. Sun / VI. Moon / VII. Bullet / VIII. Euphrates River / IX. About War / X. Ballad of Mesopotamia
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İstanbul Symphony (Symphony No. 1)
Opus 28 / 2009 / 45 minutes
Commissioned by Konzerthaus Dortmund and WDR
WP: 13/03/2010 Dortmund, Howard Griffiths, WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln
I. Nostalgia / II. Religious order / III. Blue Mosque / IV. Merrily clad young ladies aboard the ferry to the Princes Islands / V. About the travellers to Anatolia departing from the Haydar Pasha train station / VI. Oriental night / VII. Finale
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Cello Concerto
Opus TBA / 2015
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Gezi Park 1 concerto for two pianos and orchestra
Opus 48 / 2013 / 27 minutes
Commissioned by NDR Radiophilharmonie
WP: 24/10/2013 Hannover, NDR Radiophilharmonie, Arvo Volmer, Ferhan and Ferzan Önder
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Water for piano and orchestra
Opus 45 / 2012 / 29 minutes
Commissioned by Menuhin Festival Gstaad and Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
WP: August 2013 Gstaad / Stolpe Fazıl Say, Kristjan Järvi, Gstaad Festival Orchestra
I. Blue Water / II. Black Water / III. Green Water
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Silk Road (Piano Concerto No. 2) for piano and string orchestra
Opus 4 / 1994 / 17 minutes
WP: 28/01/1996 Boston, Fazıl Say, Scott Yoo, Boston Metamorphosen Chamber Orchestra
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Silence of Anatolia (Piano Concerto No. 3) for piano and orchestra
Opus 11 / 2001 / 20 minutes
Commissioned by Radio France
WP: 13/01/2002 Paris, Fazıl Say, Eliahu İnbal, Orchestre National de France
I. Silence of Anatolia / II. Obstinacy / III. Cadenza / IV. Elegy
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Thinking Einstein Concert piece for piano and orchestra
Opus 16 / 2005 / 16 minutes
WP: 03/06/2013 Luzern, Fazıl Say, Howard Griffiths, Zürcher Kammerorchester
I. Universum / II. Rythm and Relativity / III. Thinking Einstein
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Nirvana Burning Concert piece for piano and orchestra
Opus 30 / 2010 / 17 minutes
Commissioned by Salzburger Festspiele
WP: 25/07/2010 Salzburg, Fazıl Say, Sascha Goetzel, Borusan Istanbul Philharmonic Orchestra
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Two Romantic Ballads for piano and string orchestra
1995 / 10 minutes
I. Nazim / II. Kumru
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Violin Concerto “1001 Nights in the Harem”
Opus 25 / 2007/ 28 minutes
Commissioned by Luzerner Sinfonieorchester
WP: 20/02/2008 Luzern Patricia Kopatchinskaja, John Axelrod, Luzerner Sinfonieorchester
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Trumpet Concerto for trumpet and orchestra
Opus 31 / 2010 / 24 minutes
Commissioned by Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
WP: 12/09/2010 Wismar, Gábor Boldoczki, Lothar Zagrosek, Konzerthausorchester Berlin
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“Hezarfen” Concerto for Ney-flute and orchestra
Opus 39 / 2011 / 25 minutes
Commissioned by Musikalische Akademie des Nationaltheater-Orchesters Mannheim kindly supported by Carl Limbourg, Mustafa Baklan and Karlheinz Lochbühler
WP: 05/03/2012 Mannheim, Burcu Karadağ, Dan Ettinger, Nationaltheater-Orchester Mannheim
I. Istanbul, May 1632 / II. Galata tower / III. Flying / IV. Finale
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Khayyam Concerto for clarinet and orchestra
Opus 36 / 2011 / 32 minutes
Commissioned by Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival
WP: 16/07/2011 Kiel, Sabine Meyer, Isin Metin, Bilkent Symphony Orchestra
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Guitar Concerto
Opus 5e / 1996 / 20 minutes
WP: Baltimore, Jason Vieaux

Symphonia Concertante for piano and orchestra
Opus 3 / 1993 / 18 minutes
WP: Ankara, Aykal, Fazıl Say, CSO

3 Märchen for piano and chamber orchestra
1991 / 15 minutes

Hermias – Yunus Sırtındaki Çocuk
for narrators, vocals, piano and orchestra
Opus 53 / 2014
World Premiere: July 31, 2014 D-MARİN TURGUTREİS ULUSLARARASI KLASİK MÜZİK FESTİVALİ, MÜZİK ~ FAZIL SAY, METİN ~ ÖZEN YULA, ANLATICI ~ SELÇUK YÖNTEM, ÇOCUK SOLİST ~ HERMİAS, ANNE ~ SERENAD BAĞCAN, YUNUS ~ FAZIL SAY, PİYANO, ŞEF ~ NACİ ÖZGÜÇ, CUMHURBAŞKANLIĞI SENFONİ ORKESTRASI

Sait Faik
for narrators, piano, string quartet, kanun, kemençe, percussion and 2 mezzo sopranos
Opus 51 / 2014 / 60 minutes
Commissioned by the Istanbul Music Festival and the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (IKSV)
World Premiere: June 25, 2014 Istanbul, Burgazada Square (TR) Istanbul Music Festival 2014 · Fazıl Say, piano; Borusan Quartet; Derya Türkkan, kemençe; Hakan Güngör, kanun; Aykut Köselerli, percussion; Birsen Tezer, vocals; Serenad Bağcan, vocals; Demet Evgar, narrator 1; Esra Bezen Bilgin, narrator 2; Songül Öden, narrator 3 · Staging: Özen Yula
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The Bells
based on a poem by Edgar Allan Poe
Opus 50 / 2014 / 20 minutes
Auftragswerk der Chorakademie Lübeck
World Premiere: April 6, 2014 Lübeck, Musik- und Kongresshalle (D) · Sophie Gordeladze, Sopran; Lucia Duchoňová, Mezzosopran; Fazıl Say, Klavier; Martin Grubinger & Percussive Planet Ensemble, Schlagzeug · Conductor: Rolf Beck · Chorakademie Lübeck
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Nazım for choir, soloists, piano, narrator and orchestra
16 poems by NAZIM HİKMET
Opus 9 / 2001 / 75 minutes
Commissioned by the Ministry of Culture Turkey
WP: Fazıl Say, Özgüç, Genco Erkal, Ibrahim Yazıcı, Erener, Olcay, Dağüstün, CSO
Üç selvi / Açların gözbebekleri / Kerem gibi / Dizboyu karlı bir gece / Bugün Pazar / Ben içeri düştüğümden beri / Yatar Bursa kalesinde / Hapisten çıktıktan sonra / Kız çocuğu / Hiroşima / Nereden gelip nereye gidiyoruz / Vatan haini / Şehitler / Davet / Memleketim / Yaşamaya dair
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Metin Altıok Ağıtı Requiem for choir, soloists, piano and orchestra
10 poems by METİN ALTIOK
Opus 13 / 2003 / 55 minutes
Commissioned by İstanbul Festival
WP: İstanbul, Fazıl Say, Olcay, Ibrahim Yazıcı, Uyar, BASSO
Düşerim / Yıkıcılar geldiler / Rüzgar / Yalnızlık / Konyak,Kitap ve Kahve / Bir gün ölürüm / Soneler / Final

Fenerbahçe for choir, piano and orchestra
Opus 23 / 2007 / 27 minutes
Commissioned by Fenerbahçe Spor Klubü
WP: Istanbul, Ibrahim Yazıcı, Fazıl Say, BASSO

Goethe-Lieder
for soprano, strings and percussion
Opus 44 / 2012 / 20 minutes
(from Johann Wolfgang von Goethe: West-östlicher Divan)
Commissioned by the Stuttgarter Kammerorchester
WP: 23/06/2013 Stuttgart, Norma Nahoun, Michael Hofstetter, Stuttgarter Kammerorchester
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Der Panther
Lied for Soprano and Orchestra
Opus 37b No. 4 / 2012
(Rainer Maria Rilke)
Commissioned by Konzerthaus Dortmund
WP: 07/09/2012 Dortmund, Christiane Oelze, Pablo Heras-Casado, WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln
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Saxophone Sonata
Opus TBA / 2015
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Cleopatra for solo violin
Opus 34 / 2010
Commissioned by the 4. International Violin Competition Henri Marteau
WP: 30/05/2011 Hof
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Cello Sonata – Paul Hindemith (composer), Fazıl Say (editor)
Hindemith’s Original 1919, op. 11/3
Reconstruction of the piano part by Fazıl Say 2013 / 22 minutes
WP: 29/09/2013 Kronberg, Nicolas Altstaedt, Fazıl Say
I. Lebhaftes Zeitmaß, munter und einfach vorzutragen / II. Im Schilf. Trauerzug und Bacchanale / III. Schnelle Viertel, stets kraft- und schwungvoll
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Four Cities – Dört Şehir
Sonata for cello and piano
Opus 41 / 2012 / 22 minutes
Commissioned by BBC
WP: 26/06/2012 London, Nicolas Altstaedt, José Gallardo
I. Sivas / II. Hopa / III. Ankara / IV. Bodrum
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Sonata for clarinet and piano
Opus 42 / 2012
Commmissioned by Internationales Musikfestival Kissinger Sommer
WP: 22/07/2012 Bad Kissingen, Sabine Meyer, Fazıl Say
I. Pamukkale / II. Istanbul Nocturne / III. Cappadocia
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Space Jump
Opus 46 / 2013 / 10 minutes
For violin, cello, piano
Commissioned by Internationaler Musikwettbewerb der ARD
WP: 11/09/2013 Munich, Trio Rafale
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String Quartet “Divorce”
Opus 29 / 2010 / 16 minutes
Commissioned by Konzerthaus Dortmund
WP: 11/03/2010 Dortmund, Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Priya Mitchell, Vladimir Mendelssohn, Thomas Demenga
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Patara Quartet
Opus 17 / 2005 / 27 minutes
Commissioned by the City of Vienna 2006
WP: 01/02/2006 Vienna, Celalettin Bigel, Fazıl Say, Burcu Soysev, Aykut Köserleli, Elio Gervasi (costumes) Elio Gervasi (choreography)
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Wind Quintet “Alevi Dedeler Rakı Masasında”
Opus 35 / 2011 / 14 minutes
Flute – oboe – clarinet – horn – bassoon
Commissioned by Konzerthaus Berlin
WP: 01/04/2011 Berlin, Pirmin Grehl, Szilvia Pápai, Ralf Forster, Premysl Vojta, Michael von Schönermark
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Variationen for two pianos and percussion
Opus 32 / 2010 / 20 minutes
Commissioned by Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival
WP: Kiel, Martin Grubinger, Ferhan and Ferzan Önder

Rhapsodia – Uzun İnce Bir Yoldayım for piano, soprano and strings
Opus 14 / 2004 / 12 minutes
WP: Berlin, Erener, Fazıl Say, Ibrahim Yazıcı

Princess of Lykia for two guitars
Opus 26 / 2009 / 10 minutes
WP: 09/08/2009 Tokyo, Kiyoshi Shomura, Shin-ichi Fukuda
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Arrangements from Porgy and Bess for sextett
1999 / 12 minutes
Piano – alto saxophone – clarinet – bass – drums – percussions
I got plenty o nuttin’ / It ain’t necessarily so / Summertime

Sonata for violin and piano
Opus 7 / 1997 / 17 minutes
Commissioned by the Arizona Friends of Chamber Music
WP: ca. 1997 Tucson, Mark Peskanov, Fazıl Say
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Chamber Symphony
Opus 6 / 1996 / 12 minutes
WP: Boston

Gezi Park 3
Opus 55 / 2014
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Ses
Opus 40 / 2012 / 28 minutes
For piano, percussion, coloratura soprano, lyric soprano, mezzo soprano
Commissioned by Kirmizi Publications
WP: April 2012
Behçet Aysan: “Bir bahar dalıyla” / Metin Altıok: “Odasında bir evin” / Aziz Nesin: “Sivas acısı”
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İlk Şarkılar
Opus 5 e / 1994-1995
Songs for Piano and Voice
Nazım Hikmet: “Memleketim” / Nazım Hikmet: “Davet” / Orhan Veli: “İstanbul’u Dinliyorum” / Orhan Veli: “Efkarlanırım” / Orhan Veli: “Uyuşamayız” / Can Yücel: “Su’da” / Can Yücel: “Saat Beşte” / Cemal Süreya: “Dört Mevsim” / Metin Altıok: “Bu Kekre Dünyada” / Ahmet Arif: “Hasreti Uykularda” / Hayyam: “Dörtlükler” / Yunus Emre: “Aşkın Elinden” / Pir Sultan Abdal: “Sordum Sarı Çiğdeme” / Muhyiddin Abdal: “İnsan İnsan”

4 Lieder
Opus 37 / 2011 / 30 minutes
Mezzosoprano and piano
WP: 14/08/2011 Pronstorf, Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival, Elif Şahin-Nesweda, Annelie Sophie Müller
I. Nazım Hikmet: “Masalların Masalı” / II. Ingeborg Bachmann: “Die große Fracht” / III. Turgut Uyar: “Göğe bakma durağı” / IV. Rainer Maria Rilke: “Der Panther”
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Gezi Park 2
Opus 52 / 2014
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“Nietzsche and Wagner” for Piano
Opus 49 / 2013 / 10 Minutes
Auftragswerk der Stadt Bayreuth in Zusammenarbeit mit der Klaviermanufaktur Steingraeber & Söhne zum Richard Wagner Jahr 2013

World Premiere: July 30, 2013 Bayreuth, Stadthalle (D) · Fazıl Say, Klavier
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Pieces for Piano
I. Dance / II. Ses ( arr.) / III. Bodrum (arr.) / IV. Wintermorgen in İstanbul (4 hands)

Transcription: BACH – SAY Fantasia G minor BWV 542
2007 / 14 minutes
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Transcription: BACH – SAY Passacaglia
2005 / 12 minutes
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Summertime Variations
2005 / 6 minutes
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Cadenza: Mozart, Piano Concerto KV 537
2004
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Cadenza: Mozart Piano Concerto KV 457
1995
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Cadenza: Beethoven, Piano Concerto No 3 C minor op. 37
2001
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Jazz Phantasy Dede Efendi, “Yeni bir Gülnihal”
1997 / 9 minutes

Black Earth Hommage Aşık Veysel
Opus 8 / 1997 / 7 minutes
WP: İstanbul, Fazıl Say
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3 Ballads
1996-2002 / 10 minutes
WP: Ankara, Fazıl Say
I. Nazım / II. Kumru / III. Sevenlere fair
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Paganini Jazz
1995 / 5 minutes
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Alla Turca Jazz
1993 / 3 minutes /
Also arr. Alla Turca Jazz for Piano and Orchestra and for six cellos (or string sextet)
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Fantasiestücke
Opus 2 / 1993 / 9 minutes
WP: Berlin, Fazıl Say
I. Vision / II. Elegy of old İstanbul / III. Dervish in Manhattan / IV. Gipsy Girl

4 Dances of Nasreddin Hoca
Opus 1 / 1990 / 7 minutes
WP: Berlin, Fazıl Say
I. Devri Turan / II. Devri Hindi / III. Bektaşi Raksanı / IV. Şarkı devri revanı velvelesi
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7000 yıllık uçan halı
Opus 33 / 2011 / 11 Songs
Ahmet Say- Yücel Erten / Ankara

Nazım
Genco Erkal (Collage: Nazım, Patara)
İstanbul / 2009

Sivas 93
Genco Erkal (Collage: Black Earth-Silk Road) / 2008 İstanbul

Watercolor
Opus 27 / 2009 / Turkey / Hazardağlı

Pianist the Wolfy
Opus 21 / 2006 / Japan / Short Animation Film

İnsan İnsan
Opus 22 / 2006 / Turkey

Ultimathule
Opus 18 / 2005 / Switzerland / Schrumpff

“Nazım” Documentary for TV
2001 / Turkey / Dündar

Liszt: Sonata H minor 1992

Debussy: Préludes 1990 –

Melodien for piano 1992 –

Alt-anatolisches Tagebuch for piano 1991

Reflections for violin, piano and orchestra 1990
Commissioned by S.O.B. BERLIN

Seidenstrasse for piano 1989

Schwarze Hymnen for Violin and Piano 1987
Commissioned by Götz Bernau

4 pieces for piano 1987

Suite for Piano 1986

Concerto for Guitar and Orchestra in d 1986

Preludes for flute and piano 1985

Preludi in modo Aleotorio for piano 1985

Sonata for piano 1984

Phrigian for piano 1984