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Paganini Jazz

Paganini Jazz

Variations on the Caprice No. 24 in the style of modern jazz

composed by Fazıl Say (1995)

for piano


  • Key: A minor
  • Instrumentation: piano
  • Edition: sheet music
  • Series: The Virtuoso Piano Transcription Series
  • Order No.: ED 20135
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Weight: 0.11 kg
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Description
The concert piece Paganini Jazz by Fazıl Say, which was inspired by classical, modern and jazz styles, is reminiscent of the music of such greats as Scott Joplin, Art Tatum, Gershwin and Bernstein, and was originally designed as a charming encore work (1988); following the appreciative response of music lovers and, in particular, that of music critics, it was transformed over a perion of time into a more substantial work for piano. Briefly, the piece was rewritten and expanded a number of times between 1988 and 1995. We can evaluate the work as having taken its inspiration from Paganini's renowned "24th Capriccio", transforming it into "variations on jazz" requiring virtuoso rendition as well as being a creation open to the addition of improvisations and a variety of arrangements.
Throughout music history a number of composers have written various works inspired by the "24th Capriccio". We can count among them Liszt, Brahms, Rachmaninov and Lutoslavski. In Say's work, however, a different aspect must be noted: the composer is prepared to add various "developmental passages" and "transitional improvisations" while interpreting this work in concert. Furthermore, when the work is considered as a short encore piece, it is abbreviated in a manner deemed suitable by Say.
Details
Binding: Saddle stitching
ISBN: 978-3-7957-9627-3
ISMN: 979-0-001-14653-1
Key: A minor
Opus: op. 5c
Performance duration: 4' 0"
Publisher: Schott Music
Series: The Virtuoso Piano Transcription Series
Year of composition: 1995
page number: 20
performances
2018-09-30 | Ravensburg (Germany), Konzerthaus | Performance
2016-08-14 | Bernkastel-Kues (Germany), Kloster Machern, Barocksaal — 17:00 | Performance
2016-07-21 | Hong Kong (China, People's Republic), City Hall, Concert Hall — 19:30 | Performance
2015-08-14 | Saanen (Switzerland), Kirche | Performance
2014-11-12 | Hamburg (Germany), Laeiszhalle | Performance
2014-06-08 | Essen (Germany), Philharmonie — 11:00 | Performance
2014-05-09 | Wien (Austria), Konzerthaus | Performance
2013-04-07 | Heidelberg (Germany), Kongresshaus Stadthalle | 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
2010-03-12 | Dortmund (Germany), Konzerthaus — 20.00 Uhr - Zeitinsel Fazil Say | Performance
2008-11-30 | Shiga (Japan), Biwako Hall | Performance
2008-11-29 | Tsukuba (Japan), Nova Hall | Performance
2008-11-28 | London (United Kingdom), Bauer and Hieber Music — 19.00 h | Performance
2008-04-19 | Heidelberg (Germany), Stadthalle — 20.00 Uhr | Performance
2008-03-14 | Potsdam (Germany), Nikolaisaal — 20.00 Uhr | Performance
2007-06-11 | Zürich (Switzerland) | Performance
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Paganini-Jazz
The concert piece Paganini Jazz by Fazıl Say, which was inspired by classical, modern and jazz styles, is reminiscent of the music of such greats as Scott Joplin, Art Tatum, Gershwin and Bernstein, and was originally designed as a charming encore work (1988); following the appreciative response of music lovers and, in particular, that of music critics, it was transformed over a perion of time into a more substantial work for piano. Briefly, the piece was rewritten and expanded a number of times between 1988 and 1995. We can evaluate the work as having taken its inspiration from Paganini's renowned "24th Capriccio", transforming it into "variations on jazz" requiring virtuoso rendition as well as being a creation open to the addition of improvisations and a variety of arrangements.
Throughout music history a number of composers have written various works inspired by the "24th Capriccio". We can count among them Liszt, Brahms, Rachmaninov and Lutoslavski. In Say's work, however, a different aspect must be noted: the composer is prepared to add various "developmental passages" and "transitional improvisations" while interpreting this work in concert. Furthermore, when the work is considered as a short encore piece, it is abbreviated in a manner deemed suitable by Say.
Binding: Saddle stitching
ISBN: 978-3-7957-9627-3
ISMN: 979-0-001-14653-1
Key: A minor
Opus: op. 5c
Performance duration: 4' 0"
Publisher: Schott Music
Series: The Virtuoso Piano Transcription Series
Year of composition: 1995
page number: 20
2018-09-30 | Ravensburg (Germany), Konzerthaus | Performance
2016-08-14 | Bernkastel-Kues (Germany), Kloster Machern, Barocksaal — 17:00 | Performance
2016-07-21 | Hong Kong (China, People's Republic), City Hall, Concert Hall — 19:30 | Performance
2015-08-14 | Saanen (Switzerland), Kirche | Performance
2014-11-12 | Hamburg (Germany), Laeiszhalle | Performance
2014-06-08 | Essen (Germany), Philharmonie — 11:00 | Performance
2014-05-09 | Wien (Austria), Konzerthaus | Performance
2013-04-07 | Heidelberg (Germany), Kongresshaus Stadthalle | 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
2010-03-12 | Dortmund (Germany), Konzerthaus — 20.00 Uhr - Zeitinsel Fazil Say | Performance
2008-11-30 | Shiga (Japan), Biwako Hall | Performance
2008-11-29 | Tsukuba (Japan), Nova Hall | Performance
2008-11-28 | London (United Kingdom), Bauer and Hieber Music — 19.00 h | Performance
2008-04-19 | Heidelberg (Germany), Stadthalle — 20.00 Uhr | Performance
2008-03-14 | Potsdam (Germany), Nikolaisaal — 20.00 Uhr | Performance
2007-06-11 | Zürich (Switzerland) | Performance
Paganini-Jazz
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