Fazil Say piano
From Chopin’s melancholic Nocturnes to the driving Beethoven Appassionata and the ultra-light emotional touch of Fazil Say.
Fazil Say - DR
Chopin Three Nocturnes op. posth.
Beethoven Sonata No. 23 « Appassionata »
Satie Six Gnossiennes
Say The Art of Piano (pièces communiquées ultérieurement)
Fazil Say is an extremely generous musician who reaffirms the credentials of the concert format as a place where anything can happen. He does not believe in preconceived notions and examines the score closely, looking beyond the notes and trying to discern the secrets buried in scores which have been performed in the same way for decades. His mission as a truly free creative performer is to rediscover their original freshness by deploying his fertile imagination. On the programme are Chopin’s youthful Nocturnes, which seem to hover above the piano, imbued with bel canto, and Beethoven’s powerful Appassionata, an iconic work by this musical giant, full of emotional secrets, but also an expressive volcano which the Turkish pianist takes to the point of eruption, which is unfailingly impressive. Erik Satie’s quintessentially mysterious Les Gnossiennes, and The Art of the piano, Fazil Say’s latest composition, add a touch of melancholy and playfulness to this appealing peregrination.
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