The wistful and simultaneously hopeful The Messenger by the Ukrainian composer Valentin Sylvestrov is an incredible homage to the classical master. The score expresses its message in fluid, remote-sounding, Mozartesque phrases. We will end the evening with Yürüyen Köşk (The Moving Mansion) by Fazıl Say, an ode to Turkish national hero Atatürk. The original piano quintet will be performed in full force.
➜ Fazıl Say is a true master pianist. With the greatest ease, he blends composing, playing, and improvising, using both Turkish and Western traditional elements.
Say New Life Sonata for piano solo | Mozart Marcia from Serenata notturna | Mozart Fantasia KV 397 for piano solo | Mozart Menuet from Serenata notturna | Mozart/Say Rondo alla Turca for piano solo | Mozart Rondo from Serenata notturna | Sylvestrov The Messenger | Schnittke Moz-Art à la Haydn | Mozart Andante from Dissonance quartet | Say Yürüyen Köşk for piano and strings
Fazıl Say piano | Amsterdam Sinfonietta | Candida Thompson musical direction