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2 Pieces, Ida Ballade · Mount Ida March

  I Ida Ballad II Mount Ida March      

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3 Ballads

  Fazıl Say’s Ballads are romantic, meditative piano pieces with cryptic literary and biographical associations. The first ballad “Nazim”, played exclusively on the white keys, is in memory of the well-known Turkish writer Nâzim Hikmet (1902-63). Inspired by the Communist body of thought (and for...

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Adagio

  Adagio Opus 86 for both orchestra and solo piano composed by world-renowned composer and pianist Fazıl Say. The work has a duration of 12 minutes and was commissioned by the Württembergische Philharmonie Reutlingen to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the orchestra and the end...

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Alla Turca Jazz

  The final movement of the Sonata in A major KV 331 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, the Rondo Alla Turca, is one of the most famous piano pieces of all time. Once only familiar to musical experts, later a universal piece for all piano pupils,...

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Art of Piano

    I In Memoriam “10.10.2015 Ankara Gar” II Sarı Gelin III Winter Morning in Istanbul  

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Bodrum

  The last movement Bodrum from the sonata Dört Şehir (Four Cities) is a fast, swinging walk through the popular entertainment district of Bodrum. Available here in a single edition for piano.    

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Cadenza

  for the Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 3 c minor op. 37, 1. movement by Ludwig van Beethoven   The volume unites 11 cadenzas from 200 years of music history to form one of the most frequently performed concertos in the piano literature,...

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Cadenzas “Mozart Kv 467”

  After his spectacular cadenza of Beethoven’s Concerto in C minor (contained in ED 20140), the well-known Turkish pianist and composer now presents cadenzas of two of the most popular concertos by Mozart. Imitating timpani and horns in a virtuoso manner, the cadenza of Krönungskonzert...

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China Rhapsody

  Commissioned by the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra, the first performance of Fazıl Say’s China Rhapsody took place on 15 July 2016 at the Shanghai Music Festival featuring Say himself as the soloist. The piece was written for piano and orchestra and as well as taking...

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Fantasia and Fugue G minor

  The Turkish pianist and composer Fazıl Say has from the age of six begun each day with the performance of a keyboard work by Bach; his concert programmes include both numerous original compositions and transcriptions. His own piano transcriptions of the well-known Passacaglia and...

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Gezi Park 1

  Preliminary note: Fazıl Say relates the Gezi Park incidents in 3 separate works: – Concerto for 2 Pianos and Orchestra (30th and 31st May, the days the incidents began). – Solo piano sonata (1st and 2nd June, the days of resistance and clashes; the...

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Gezi Park 2

  The four-movement piano sonata is the second part of a three-part cycle: a compositional reflection of the civil war-like events in Istanbul’s Gezi Park in the spring of 2013, of the slogans filling the air and of the spirit of these days.   I...

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İzmir Suite

  Embedded within atmospheric descriptions of the bustling Aegean metropolis, one finds portraits enriched with Turkish hues of Chopin, Brahms, and Rachmaninoff: all three homage movements quote the well-known İzmir March (İzmir Marşı) with the opening lyrics İzmir’in Dağlarında Çiçekler Açar (Flowers bloom in the...

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Mother Earth

  I Prelude II Earth III Forest IV Interlude V Sea VI River VII Postlude

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New Life

    I Introduction & Allegro II Pesante III Finale  

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Nietzsche and Wagner

  I devote one movement of this work to each of the two figures. I have interpreted Nietzsche’s character as energetic, painful and harsh. In contrast, the second movement “Wagner” with its calm and meditative atmosphere is an improvisation focused on the composer paraphrasing motifs...

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Night

  This effective encore piece was written for the piano duo Lucas & Arthur Jussen. Virtuoso scales and percussive inside-piano effects put the gloomy and aggressive tonal world of the piano to the extreme for a romantic spooky scene in the night.  

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Nirvana Burning

  The concert piece ‘Nirvana Burning’ was commissioned by the Salzburg Festival and premiered by Fazıl Say and the Borusan Istanbul Philharmonic Orchestra at the festival opening in August 2010. It consists of the movements Nirvana and Burning which blend into each other ‘attacca’. ‘The...

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Paganini Jazz

  The concert piece Paganini Jazz by Fazıl Say, which was inspired by classical, modern and jazz styles, is reminiscent of the music of such greats as Scott Joplin, Art Tatum, Gershwin and Bernstein, and was originally designed as a charming encore work (1988); following...

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Passacaglia

The Turkish pianist and composer Fazıl Say has from the age of sic begun each day with the performance of a keyboard work by Bach; his concert programmes include both numerous original compositions and transcriptions. His own piano transcription of the well-known Passacaglia and Fugue...

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Phoenix

  In his concerto for piano 4 hands, Fazıl Say takes up the ancient Persian saga of Simurgh, which shares similarities with the Western fable of the Phoenix. In the mystic legend, 1000 birds undertake a long journey, flying through seven valleys (symbolic for the...

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Pianist the Wolfy

  Short Animation Film Music

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Ses

Ses, the last part of the semi-staged work of the same name, is based on the moving poem Sivas Acısı concerning the arson attack on the Madımak Hotel in Sivas in 1993.  

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Sevenlere Dair

     

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Silence of Anatolia, Piano Concerto No. 3

    Picc. · 2 · 3 · 3 · 3 – 4 · 3 · 2 · 0 – P. S. (Xyl. · Marimba · Trgl. · Beckenp. · Tamb. · kl. Tr. · gr. Tr. · Clav. · Guiro · Bar Chimes) (4...

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Silk Road, Piano Concerto No. 2

  At the age of 24, Fazil Say composed this concert in Berlin, depicting the fascinating story of the Silk Road adventure. The folkloric styles of four contemporary countries (Tibet, India, Mesopotamia, and Anatolia) are handled in this work with contemporary sensitivity. Say invested five...

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Space Jump

  What do Fazıl Say and the extreme sportsman Felix Baumgartner have in common? Space Jump: the spectacular jump from the stratosphere. In this composition, Say depicts each phase of the jump, from take off to a safe landing on earth. Say’s intense fascination with...

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Summertime Variations

“Summertime Variations is the third arrangement I have made of Gershwin’s Summertime – and the first for solo piano. It begins and ends very quietly and cantabile with a meditation on the well-known opening motif. The complete melody then forms the basis for the swinging...

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The Moving Mansion (Hommage à Atatürk),

Yürüyen Köşk (The Moving Mansion) Art of Piano No. 4 | Hommage à Atatürk Concert rhapsody for piano   Yürüyen Köşk traces a well-known episode that shows Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the founder of modern Turkey, as a progressive nature lover: In 1930, to save a...

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Thinking Einstein

  I Universum II Rhythm and Relativity III Thinking Einstein   1 · 2 · 1 · 2 – 2 · 0 · 0 · 0 – S. (4 P. · Vibr. · 2 Paar Kudüm · Trgl. · Bar Chimes) (2 Spieler) – Str.

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Troy Sonata

  The Troy Sonata, the main work of the new Warner CD Fazıl Say plays Say, will shape the world tour programme of Say in the Beethoven Year 2020 in combination with the Hammerklavier Sonata. A powerful new interpretation of the ancient myth of love,...

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Variations

for Two pianos and percussion The distinctive, motor-like rhythm and echoes of Arabian folk music characterise the three variations, rich in contrast, for two pianos and percussion. A perfect addition to the modern classics for the concert stage.   Thema. Andantino Variation I Prestissimo Variation...

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Water

  As the titles of the movements of the work already suggest, the first part Blue Water is on the seas, second part Black Water revolves around the nights and lakes, whereas the third part Green Water is based on rivers. Blue Water is a...

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Winter Morning in Istanbul

for Piano four hands Not many encore pieces exist for piano duet. These two, by Fazil Say, are in his unmistakable style. A very effective and romantic winter morning in Istanbul!    

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Winter Morning in Istanbul, Art of Piano No. 3

  After the frequently performed version for four hands (ED 22708), this atmospheric and very romantic piece from the Art of Piano series is now published in an edition for two hands – and was just newly recorded on the Warner CD Fazıl Say plays...

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