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3 Ballads

3 Ballads


  • Instrumentation: piano
  • Order No.: ED 20269
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Incl. VAT and excl. shipping Weight: 0.09 kg

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Description
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 this reason repeatedly persecuted and imprisoned in Turkey), the writer left Istanbul in 1921 to settle  in Anatolia in order to seek contact with "simple people". The title of the second ballad "Kumru" is Turkish for "dove", but is also a popular girls' name in Turkey. "Sevenlere Dair" can be translated as "for lovers". In both of these ballad titles, Fazıl Say makes reference to the oriental tradition of the minnesong: "The Ring of the Dove. On Love and Lovers" is the title of the treatise written as early as 1030 in Spain by Ibn Hazm al-andalusi who is also referred to as the "Ovid of the Arabs".
Details
Binding: Saddle stitching
Content text: I Nazim
II Kumru
III Sevenlere dair (For Lovers)
ISMN: 979-0-001-14947-1
Opus: op. 12
Performance duration: 15'0"
Publisher: Schott Music
Year of composition: 1995-2005
page number: 16
Performances
2016-07-21 | Hong Kong (China, People's Republic), City Hall, Concert Hall — 19:30
2014-09-19 | Dortmund (Germany), Konzerthaus
2014-07-06 | Tittling (Germany), Lötz-Glashütte
2014-06-03 | Salem (Germany), Bibliothek
2014-05-09 | Wien (Austria), Konzerthaus
2014-04-17 | Warszawa (Poland), Filharmonia Narodowa, Sala Koncertowa — 19:30
2014-02-27 | Istanbul (Turkey), Atatürk Kültür Sanat ve Kongre Merkezi
2013-06-30 | Ludwigsburg (Germany), Residenzschloss, Ordenssaal
2011-03-18 | Mainz (Germany), Frankfurter Hof — 20.00 h
2011-02-12 | Bregenz (Austria), Festspielhaus, Großer Saal — 19.00 h
2011-02-11 | Schaan (Liechtenstein), SAL — 20.00 h
2009-12-01 | Köln (Germany), Philharmonie — 20.00 Uhr
2008-11-30 | Shiga (Japan), Biwako Hall
2008-11-29 | Tsukuba (Japan), Nova Hall
2008-03-14 | Potsdam (Germany), Nikolaisaal — 20.00 Uhr
2007-10-22 | Fürth (Germany), Kulturforum — 20.00 Uhr
2007-06-11 | Zürich (Switzerland)
2007-05-04 | Dortmund (Germany), Konzerthaus
2007-01-29 | Bonn (Germany)
Video
Kumru · Fazıl Say, Piano
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 this reason repeatedly persecuted and imprisoned in Turkey), the writer left Istanbul in 1921 to settle  in Anatolia in order to seek contact with "simple people". The title of the second ballad "Kumru" is Turkish for "dove", but is also a popular girls' name in Turkey. "Sevenlere Dair" can be translated as "for lovers". In both of these ballad titles, Fazıl Say makes reference to the oriental tradition of the minnesong: "The Ring of the Dove. On Love and Lovers" is the title of the treatise written as early as 1030 in Spain by Ibn Hazm al-andalusi who is also referred to as the "Ovid of the Arabs".
Binding: Saddle stitching
Content text: I Nazim
II Kumru
III Sevenlere dair (For Lovers)
ISMN: 979-0-001-14947-1
Opus: op. 12
Performance duration: 15'0"
Publisher: Schott Music
Year of composition: 1995-2005
page number: 16
2016-07-21 | Hong Kong (China, People's Republic), City Hall, Concert Hall — 19:30
2014-09-19 | Dortmund (Germany), Konzerthaus
2014-07-06 | Tittling (Germany), Lötz-Glashütte
2014-06-03 | Salem (Germany), Bibliothek
2014-05-09 | Wien (Austria), Konzerthaus
2014-04-17 | Warszawa (Poland), Filharmonia Narodowa, Sala Koncertowa — 19:30
2014-02-27 | Istanbul (Turkey), Atatürk Kültür Sanat ve Kongre Merkezi
2013-06-30 | Ludwigsburg (Germany), Residenzschloss, Ordenssaal
2011-03-18 | Mainz (Germany), Frankfurter Hof — 20.00 h
2011-02-12 | Bregenz (Austria), Festspielhaus, Großer Saal — 19.00 h
2011-02-11 | Schaan (Liechtenstein), SAL — 20.00 h
2009-12-01 | Köln (Germany), Philharmonie — 20.00 Uhr
2008-11-30 | Shiga (Japan), Biwako Hall
2008-11-29 | Tsukuba (Japan), Nova Hall
2008-03-14 | Potsdam (Germany), Nikolaisaal — 20.00 Uhr
2007-10-22 | Fürth (Germany), Kulturforum — 20.00 Uhr
2007-06-11 | Zürich (Switzerland)
2007-05-04 | Dortmund (Germany), Konzerthaus
2007-01-29 | Bonn (Germany)
Kumru · Fazıl Say, Piano