Gezi Park 3

for Mezzo-soprano, piano and string orchestra

Fazıl Say, to whom the International Beethoven Prize for Human Rights was awarded in 2016, reflects on the events in Istanbul in May / June 2013 in his cycle Gezi Park.

Gezi Park 3, first composed as a ballad for soprano, piano and string orchestra, is a wordless plaintive meditation on the escalation of violence caused by the severe police response. This version for mezzo-soprano and piano, which appeared on the CD Secrets, was written for recitals with Marianne Crebassa. It can also be performed directly after the piano sonata Gezi Park 2.



  • Tags: Ballad
  • Opus No: 54a
  • Duration: 15 minutes
  • Year of Composition: 2014
  • Word Premiere Date: September 2, 2014
  • World Premiere Location: Bremen (G) Die Glocke - Musikfest Bremen 2014 - Musikfest Bremen 2014 Marianne Crebassa, Mezzosopran; Fazıl Say, Klavier · Conductor: Kristjan Järvi · Die Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen
  • Schott Music