Gezi Park 3


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,Duo
  • Opus No: 54b
  • Duration: 15 minutes
  • Year of Composition: 2014
  • Commissioned by: Musikfestes Bremen
  • Word Premiere Date: August 8, 2017
  • World Premiere Location: Salzburg (A) Stiftung Mozarteum, Großer Saal Salzburger Festspiele 2017 - Marianne Crebassa, Mezzosopran; Fazil Say, Klavier
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