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3 Ballads

3 Ballads


  • Instrumentation: piano
  • Edition: sheet music
  • Series: Edition Schott
  • Order No.: ED 20269
£12.50
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-wire 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
Series: Edition Schott
Year of composition: 1995 - 2005
page number: 16
performances
2016-07-21 | Hong Kong (China, People's Republic), City Hall, Concert Hall — 19:30 | Performance
2014-09-19 | Dortmund (Germany), Konzerthaus | Performance
2014-07-06 | Tittling (Germany), Lötz-Glashütte | Performance
2014-06-03 | Salem (Germany), Bibliothek | Performance
2014-05-09 | Wien (Austria), Konzerthaus | Performance
2014-04-17 | Warszawa (Poland), Filharmonia Narodowa, Sala Koncertowa — 19:30 | Performance
2014-02-27 | Istanbul (Turkey), Atatürk Kültür Sanat ve Kongre Merkezi | Performance
2013-06-30 | Ludwigsburg (Germany), Residenzschloss, Ordenssaal | Performance
2011-03-18 | Mainz (Germany), Frankfurter Hof — 20.00 h | Performance
2011-02-12 | Bregenz (Austria), Festspielhaus, Großer Saal — 19.00 h | Performance
2011-02-11 | Schaan (Liechtenstein), SAL — 20.00 h | Performance
2009-12-01 | Köln (Germany), Philharmonie — 20.00 Uhr | Performance
2008-11-30 | Shiga (Japan), Biwako Hall | Performance
2008-11-29 | Tsukuba (Japan), Nova Hall | Performance
2008-03-14 | Potsdam (Germany), Nikolaisaal — 20.00 Uhr | Performance
2007-10-22 | Fürth (Germany), Kulturforum — 20.00 Uhr | Performance
2007-06-11 | Zürich (Switzerland) | Performance
2007-05-04 | Dortmund (Germany), Konzerthaus | Performance
2007-01-29 | Bonn (Germany) | Performance
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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-wire 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
Series: Edition Schott
Year of composition: 1995 - 2005
page number: 16
2016-07-21 | Hong Kong (China, People's Republic), City Hall, Concert Hall — 19:30 | Performance
2014-09-19 | Dortmund (Germany), Konzerthaus | Performance
2014-07-06 | Tittling (Germany), Lötz-Glashütte | Performance
2014-06-03 | Salem (Germany), Bibliothek | Performance
2014-05-09 | Wien (Austria), Konzerthaus | Performance
2014-04-17 | Warszawa (Poland), Filharmonia Narodowa, Sala Koncertowa — 19:30 | Performance
2014-02-27 | Istanbul (Turkey), Atatürk Kültür Sanat ve Kongre Merkezi | Performance
2013-06-30 | Ludwigsburg (Germany), Residenzschloss, Ordenssaal | Performance
2011-03-18 | Mainz (Germany), Frankfurter Hof — 20.00 h | Performance
2011-02-12 | Bregenz (Austria), Festspielhaus, Großer Saal — 19.00 h | Performance
2011-02-11 | Schaan (Liechtenstein), SAL — 20.00 h | Performance
2009-12-01 | Köln (Germany), Philharmonie — 20.00 Uhr | Performance
2008-11-30 | Shiga (Japan), Biwako Hall | Performance
2008-11-29 | Tsukuba (Japan), Nova Hall | Performance
2008-03-14 | Potsdam (Germany), Nikolaisaal — 20.00 Uhr | Performance
2007-10-22 | Fürth (Germany), Kulturforum — 20.00 Uhr | Performance
2007-06-11 | Zürich (Switzerland) | Performance
2007-05-04 | Dortmund (Germany), Konzerthaus | Performance
2007-01-29 | Bonn (Germany) | Performance
Kumru · Fazıl Say, Piano