Princess of Lykia


As in his ballet music Patara, Fazıl Say awakens only vague memories of the Lycian princesses mentioned in the Iliad. He intends a generally timeless romantic idea: dreams of love and love dramas under the sun of the Mediterranean Sea…
Both players are on an absolutely equal footing, alternating dialogically with oriental melody and rhythmically varied accompanying patterns. to achieve the particular harmonic effect, the E string is tuned down to E flat throughout the course of the piece.


  • Tags: Duo
  • Opus No: 26
  • Duration: 10 minutes
  • Year of Composition: 2009
  • Commissioned by: Hakuju Hall Tokyo
  • Word Premiere Date: August 9, 2009
  • World Premiere Location: Tokyo (J) Hakuju Hall - Kiyoshi Shomura, guitar; Shin-ichi Fukuda, guitar
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