Orchestre de chambre de Paris
Douglas Boyd direction
Fazil Say piano
Camille Thomas cello
Masterful with Mozart, category-defying Fazil Say is just as impressive with Beethoven.
Fazil Say © Marco Borggreve
Douglas Boyd © Jean-Baptiste Millot
Camille Thomas © Uwe Arens
Beethoven Concerto for piano No. 3
Say Never give up, concerto for cello (world première)
Haydn Symphony No. 86
What a fiendishly talented musician! Now the Turkish pianist performs Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 3 with his own cadenzas: a move as thrilling as it is bold, as we often overlook the fact that the cadenzas are sometimes improvised by the performer. When the work was first performed on 5 April 1803 at the Theater an der Wien, it was not yet complete. The composer, who was playing the solo part, improvised for several pages in front of the orchestra, that was alarmed to say the very least! After the concerto, Fazil Say will hear the world premiere of his own cello concerto, Never Give Up, performed by Camille Thomas. We sometimes forget that the pianist has composed almost one hundred pieces spanning all musical genres.
Production Orchestre de chambre de Paris
At 6pm, 2018-2019 New Season presented by Nicolas Laffite with Douglas Boyd - Free entrance