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Black Earth

Black Earth

(Kara Toprak)


  • Instrumentation: piano
  • Order No.: ED 20138
€14.50  *
Incl. VAT and excl. shipping Weight: 0.08 kg

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Description
Black Earth was inspired by Kara Toprak, a popular song in Turkey. The composer of the song, Aşık Veysel (1891-1973), was one of the last great Turkish balladeers and the final link in a thousand-year tradition.
Veysel went blind during childhood following an attack of smallpox. He subsequently began to learn to play the Saz, a Turkish lute, and to study poetry, initially for his own amusement. He made acquaintance with a variety of folk poets, and, after 1928, also travelled from village to village with his songs. Through the years, he became a cultural symbol of the Turkish Republic.
In the song Kara Toprak, Veysel describes loneliness and loss. All that remains is the Black Earth, the colour of the landscape in his native town of Sivas.
Fazıl Say imitates the sound of the Saz through his selection of a muted effect in the Introduction and Epilogue of Black Earth - a meditation on the themes of a ballad. In contrast, folklore, Romantic piano style and jazz are entwined in the central sections to form a large-scale outburst. Fazıl Say performs this works in both concerts of classical music and a jazz festivals: particularly in the folkloristic sections, he employs the improvisatory freedom which is inherent to both folk music and jazz.
Details
Binding: Saddle stitching
ISMN: 979-0-001-14655-5
Opus: op. 8
Performance duration: 6'0"
Publisher: Schott Music
Uraufführung : 1997 Istanbul (TR) · Fazıl Say, piano
Year of composition: 1997
page number: 12
Performances
2019-11-30 | Salzburg (Austria), Stiftung Mozarteum, Großer Saal
2016-05-17 | London (United Kingdom), University College School — 19:00
2014-11-12 | Hamburg (Germany), Laeiszhalle
2014-05-09 | Wien (Austria), Konzerthaus
2013-06-02 | Rottenburg am Neckar (Germany), Kulturzentrum Zehntscheuer
2013-04-30 | Wien (Austria), Konzerthaus — Benefizkonzert für Stefanie Ursuleasa. In memoriam Mihaela Ursuleasa
2012-04-20 | New York, NY (United States of America), Metropolitan Museum of Art, Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium — 7 pm
2012-04-19 | Erie, PA (United States of America), Mary D\'Angelo Performing Arts Center — 7.30 pm
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
2010-03-22 | Wiesbaden (Germany), Staatstheater
2010-03-15 | Wiesbaden (Germany), Staatstheater
2010-03-14 | Wiesbaden (Germany), Staatstheater — 16.00 h
2010-03-12 | Dortmund (Germany), Konzerthaus — 20.00 Uhr - Zeitinsel Fazil Say
2010-03-11 | Wiesbaden (Germany), Staatstheater
2010-02-25 | Wiesbaden (Germany), Staatstheater
2010-02-16 | Wiesbaden (Germany), Staatstheater
2010-02-13 | Wiesbaden (Germany), Staatstheater | First Night
2010-02-10 | Paris (France), Théâtre des Champs-Élysées — 20.00 h
2009-12-01 | Köln (Germany), Philharmonie — 20.00 Uhr
2009-11-10 | Kleve (Germany)
2008-11-30 | Shiga (Japan), Biwako Hall
2008-11-29 | Tsukuba (Japan), Nova Hall
2008-09-12 | Mannheim (Germany), Reiss-Engelhorn-Museen, Zeughaus — 19.00 Uhr - Preview zur \"HOMER\"-Ausstellung - geschlossene Veranstaltung
2008-04-19 | Heidelberg (Germany), Stadthalle — 20.00 Uhr
2008-03-14 | Potsdam (Germany), Nikolaisaal — 20.00 Uhr
2007-10-22 | Fürth (Germany), Kulturforum — 20.00 Uhr
2007-07-10 | Tokyo (Japan), Kioi Hall
2007-06-16 | Ludwigsburg (Germany), Forum am Schlosspark — 20.00 Uhr
2007-05-04 | Dortmund (Germany), Konzerthaus — 20.00 Uhr
2007-04-03 | Ljubljana (Slovenia), Cankarjev dom, Gallus Hall
1997-01-01 | Istanbul (Turkey) | World Premiere
Awards

Cannes Lion 2008

Prize in Bronce for the ad "Musik im Blut" (Konzerthaus Dortmund), Concept: Jung von Matt/Elbe |  Animation: Sehsucht

ADC Wettbewerb 2008

Prize in Gold for the ad "Musik im Blut" (Konzerthaus Dortmund), Concept: Jung von Matt/Elbe |  Animation: Sehsucht

Clio Award 2008

Prize in Silver for the ad "Musik im Blut" (Konzerthaus Dortmund), Concept: Jung von Matt/Elbe |  Animation: Sehsucht

London International Award 2007

Prize in Silver for the ad "Musik im Blut" (Konzerthaus Dortmund), Concept: Jung von Matt/Elbe |  Animation: Sehsucht

Audio Stream
Video
Fazıl Say: Black Earth (Fazıl Say)
Black Earth was inspired by Kara Toprak, a popular song in Turkey. The composer of the song, Aşık Veysel (1891-1973), was one of the last great Turkish balladeers and the final link in a thousand-year tradition.
Veysel went blind during childhood following an attack of smallpox. He subsequently began to learn to play the Saz, a Turkish lute, and to study poetry, initially for his own amusement. He made acquaintance with a variety of folk poets, and, after 1928, also travelled from village to village with his songs. Through the years, he became a cultural symbol of the Turkish Republic.
In the song Kara Toprak, Veysel describes loneliness and loss. All that remains is the Black Earth, the colour of the landscape in his native town of Sivas.
Fazıl Say imitates the sound of the Saz through his selection of a muted effect in the Introduction and Epilogue of Black Earth - a meditation on the themes of a ballad. In contrast, folklore, Romantic piano style and jazz are entwined in the central sections to form a large-scale outburst. Fazıl Say performs this works in both concerts of classical music and a jazz festivals: particularly in the folkloristic sections, he employs the improvisatory freedom which is inherent to both folk music and jazz.
Binding: Saddle stitching
ISMN: 979-0-001-14655-5
Opus: op. 8
Performance duration: 6'0"
Publisher: Schott Music
Uraufführung : 1997 Istanbul (TR) · Fazıl Say, piano
Year of composition: 1997
page number: 12
2019-11-30 | Salzburg (Austria), Stiftung Mozarteum, Großer Saal
2016-05-17 | London (United Kingdom), University College School — 19:00
2014-11-12 | Hamburg (Germany), Laeiszhalle
2014-05-09 | Wien (Austria), Konzerthaus
2013-06-02 | Rottenburg am Neckar (Germany), Kulturzentrum Zehntscheuer
2013-04-30 | Wien (Austria), Konzerthaus — Benefizkonzert für Stefanie Ursuleasa. In memoriam Mihaela Ursuleasa
2012-04-20 | New York, NY (United States of America), Metropolitan Museum of Art, Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium — 7 pm
2012-04-19 | Erie, PA (United States of America), Mary D\'Angelo Performing Arts Center — 7.30 pm
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
2010-03-22 | Wiesbaden (Germany), Staatstheater
2010-03-15 | Wiesbaden (Germany), Staatstheater
2010-03-14 | Wiesbaden (Germany), Staatstheater — 16.00 h
2010-03-12 | Dortmund (Germany), Konzerthaus — 20.00 Uhr - Zeitinsel Fazil Say
2010-03-11 | Wiesbaden (Germany), Staatstheater
2010-02-25 | Wiesbaden (Germany), Staatstheater
2010-02-16 | Wiesbaden (Germany), Staatstheater
2010-02-13 | Wiesbaden (Germany), Staatstheater | First Night
2010-02-10 | Paris (France), Théâtre des Champs-Élysées — 20.00 h
2009-12-01 | Köln (Germany), Philharmonie — 20.00 Uhr
2009-11-10 | Kleve (Germany)
2008-11-30 | Shiga (Japan), Biwako Hall
2008-11-29 | Tsukuba (Japan), Nova Hall
2008-09-12 | Mannheim (Germany), Reiss-Engelhorn-Museen, Zeughaus — 19.00 Uhr - Preview zur \"HOMER\"-Ausstellung - geschlossene Veranstaltung
2008-04-19 | Heidelberg (Germany), Stadthalle — 20.00 Uhr
2008-03-14 | Potsdam (Germany), Nikolaisaal — 20.00 Uhr
2007-10-22 | Fürth (Germany), Kulturforum — 20.00 Uhr
2007-07-10 | Tokyo (Japan), Kioi Hall
2007-06-16 | Ludwigsburg (Germany), Forum am Schlosspark — 20.00 Uhr
2007-05-04 | Dortmund (Germany), Konzerthaus — 20.00 Uhr
2007-04-03 | Ljubljana (Slovenia), Cankarjev dom, Gallus Hall
1997-01-01 | Istanbul (Turkey) | World Premiere

Cannes Lion 2008

Prize in Bronce for the ad "Musik im Blut" (Konzerthaus Dortmund), Concept: Jung von Matt/Elbe |  Animation: Sehsucht

ADC Wettbewerb 2008

Prize in Gold for the ad "Musik im Blut" (Konzerthaus Dortmund), Concept: Jung von Matt/Elbe |  Animation: Sehsucht

Clio Award 2008

Prize in Silver for the ad "Musik im Blut" (Konzerthaus Dortmund), Concept: Jung von Matt/Elbe |  Animation: Sehsucht

London International Award 2007

Prize in Silver for the ad "Musik im Blut" (Konzerthaus Dortmund), Concept: Jung von Matt/Elbe |  Animation: Sehsucht

Fazıl Say: Black Earth (Fazıl Say)