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Black Earth

Black Earth

(Kara Toprak)


  • Instrumentation: piano
  • Edition: sheet music
  • Series: Edition Schott
  • Order No.: ED 20138
£12.50
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
Series: Edition Schott
Uraufführung : 1997 Istanbul (TR) · Fazıl Say, piano
Year of composition: 1997
page number: 12
performances
2019-11-30 | Salzburg (Austria), Stiftung Mozarteum, Großer Saal | Performance
2016-05-17 | London (United Kingdom), University College School — 19:00 | Performance
2014-11-12 | Hamburg (Germany), Laeiszhalle | Performance
2014-05-09 | Wien (Austria), Konzerthaus | Performance
2013-06-02 | Rottenburg am Neckar (Germany), Kulturzentrum Zehntscheuer | Performance
2013-04-30 | Wien (Austria), Konzerthaus — Benefizkonzert für Stefanie Ursuleasa. In memoriam Mihaela Ursuleasa | Performance
2012-04-20 | New York, NY (United States of America), Metropolitan Museum of Art, Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium — 7 pm | Performance
2012-04-19 | Erie, PA (United States of America), Mary D'Angelo Performing Arts Center — 7.30 pm | 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
2010-03-22 | Wiesbaden (Germany), Staatstheater | Performance
2010-03-15 | Wiesbaden (Germany), Staatstheater | Performance
2010-03-14 | Wiesbaden (Germany), Staatstheater — 16.00 h | Performance
2010-03-12 | Dortmund (Germany), Konzerthaus — 20.00 Uhr - Zeitinsel Fazil Say | Performance
2010-03-11 | Wiesbaden (Germany), Staatstheater | Performance
2010-02-25 | Wiesbaden (Germany), Staatstheater | Performance
2010-02-16 | Wiesbaden (Germany), Staatstheater | Performance
2010-02-13 | Wiesbaden (Germany), Staatstheater | First Night
2010-02-10 | Paris (France), Théâtre des Champs-Élysées — 20.00 h | Performance
2009-12-01 | Köln (Germany), Philharmonie — 20.00 Uhr | Performance
2009-11-10 | Kleve (Germany) | Performance
2008-11-30 | Shiga (Japan), Biwako Hall | Performance
2008-11-29 | Tsukuba (Japan), Nova Hall | Performance
2008-09-12 | Mannheim (Germany), Reiss-Engelhorn-Museen, Zeughaus — 19.00 Uhr - Preview zur \"HOMER\"-Ausstellung - geschlossene Veranstaltung | Performance
2008-04-19 | Heidelberg (Germany), Stadthalle — 20.00 Uhr | Performance
2008-03-14 | Potsdam (Germany), Nikolaisaal — 20.00 Uhr | Performance
2007-10-22 | Fürth (Germany), Kulturforum — 20.00 Uhr | Performance
2007-07-10 | Tokyo (Japan), Kioi Hall | Performance
2007-06-16 | Ludwigsburg (Germany), Forum am Schlosspark — 20.00 Uhr | Performance
2007-05-04 | Dortmund (Germany), Konzerthaus — 20.00 Uhr | Performance
2007-04-03 | Ljubljana (Slovenia), Cankarjev dom, Gallus Hall | Performance
1997-01-01 | Istanbul (Turkey) | World Premiere
awards
May 26, 2008
ADC Wettbewerb 2008

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

Jun 30, 2008
Cannes Lion 2008

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

Nov 16, 2007
London International Award 2007

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

May 16, 2008
Clio Award 2008

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

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
Series: Edition Schott
Uraufführung : 1997 Istanbul (TR) · Fazıl Say, piano
Year of composition: 1997
page number: 12
2019-11-30 | Salzburg (Austria), Stiftung Mozarteum, Großer Saal | Performance
2016-05-17 | London (United Kingdom), University College School — 19:00 | Performance
2014-11-12 | Hamburg (Germany), Laeiszhalle | Performance
2014-05-09 | Wien (Austria), Konzerthaus | Performance
2013-06-02 | Rottenburg am Neckar (Germany), Kulturzentrum Zehntscheuer | Performance
2013-04-30 | Wien (Austria), Konzerthaus — Benefizkonzert für Stefanie Ursuleasa. In memoriam Mihaela Ursuleasa | Performance
2012-04-20 | New York, NY (United States of America), Metropolitan Museum of Art, Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium — 7 pm | Performance
2012-04-19 | Erie, PA (United States of America), Mary D'Angelo Performing Arts Center — 7.30 pm | 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
2010-03-22 | Wiesbaden (Germany), Staatstheater | Performance
2010-03-15 | Wiesbaden (Germany), Staatstheater | Performance
2010-03-14 | Wiesbaden (Germany), Staatstheater — 16.00 h | Performance
2010-03-12 | Dortmund (Germany), Konzerthaus — 20.00 Uhr - Zeitinsel Fazil Say | Performance
2010-03-11 | Wiesbaden (Germany), Staatstheater | Performance
2010-02-25 | Wiesbaden (Germany), Staatstheater | Performance
2010-02-16 | Wiesbaden (Germany), Staatstheater | Performance
2010-02-13 | Wiesbaden (Germany), Staatstheater | First Night
2010-02-10 | Paris (France), Théâtre des Champs-Élysées — 20.00 h | Performance
2009-12-01 | Köln (Germany), Philharmonie — 20.00 Uhr | Performance
2009-11-10 | Kleve (Germany) | Performance
2008-11-30 | Shiga (Japan), Biwako Hall | Performance
2008-11-29 | Tsukuba (Japan), Nova Hall | Performance
2008-09-12 | Mannheim (Germany), Reiss-Engelhorn-Museen, Zeughaus — 19.00 Uhr - Preview zur \"HOMER\"-Ausstellung - geschlossene Veranstaltung | Performance
2008-04-19 | Heidelberg (Germany), Stadthalle — 20.00 Uhr | Performance
2008-03-14 | Potsdam (Germany), Nikolaisaal — 20.00 Uhr | Performance
2007-10-22 | Fürth (Germany), Kulturforum — 20.00 Uhr | Performance
2007-07-10 | Tokyo (Japan), Kioi Hall | Performance
2007-06-16 | Ludwigsburg (Germany), Forum am Schlosspark — 20.00 Uhr | Performance
2007-05-04 | Dortmund (Germany), Konzerthaus — 20.00 Uhr | Performance
2007-04-03 | Ljubljana (Slovenia), Cankarjev dom, Gallus Hall | Performance
1997-01-01 | Istanbul (Turkey) | World Premiere
May 26, 2008
ADC Wettbewerb 2008

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

Jun 30, 2008
Cannes Lion 2008

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

Nov 16, 2007
London International Award 2007

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

May 16, 2008
Clio Award 2008

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

Fazıl Say: Black Earth (Fazıl Say)