Holiday Shop


WGBH Radio WGBH Radio theclassicalstation.org

Bach / Fazil Say


Release Date: 04/13/1999 
Label:  Atlantic   Catalog #: 426124   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Johann Sebastian BachFranz Liszt
Performer:  Fazil Say
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 59 Mins. 

In Stock: Usually ships in 24 hours.  

Notes and Editorial Reviews

Say's second recording allows us not only to learn more about this young Turkish-born virtuoso's approach to piano, but also to make a focused study of Bach's assimilation of, and influence on, the varieties of classical music in different European contexts. Bach pays tribute to French dance forms in his Suite, and to the influence of Vivaldi in this Concerto. In turn, Bach was celebrated in the 19th century through resetting of his compositions by composers from Hungary (Liszt) and Italy (Busoni), who in the process reveal their own musical signatures.
As for the player himself, Say deliciously deploys his technique in the 'French Suite,' displaying graceful balance and a fluid, at times almost harpsichord-like touch that seems
Read more well-fitted to the form. The pianist's lightness seems to encourage him to hurry a bit through the 'Italian Concerto,' but also helps him invest the Andante with airy mystery and the Presto with palpable joy. Say goes on to prove himself capable of following the virtuoso model built into Liszt's interpretation, and of sustaining the extended majesty of the Busoni. The selection from 'The Well-tempered Clavier'--familiar outside the classical repertoire as the harmonic foundation for Gounod's setting for the vocal-recital favorite "Ave Maria"--makes for a tender finish to this set. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
French Suite no 6 in E major, BWV 817 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Fazil Say (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1724; Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 03/1998 
Venue:  Théâtre des Quatre Saisons, Gradignan 
Length: 1 Minutes 43 Secs. 
2.
Italian Concerto, BWV 971 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Fazil Say (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1735; Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 03/1998 
Venue:  Théâtre des Quatre Saisons, Gradignan 
Length: 12 Minutes 45 Secs. 
3.
Preludes and Fugues (6) of JS Bach for Piano, S 462: no 1 in A minor, BWV 543 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Fazil Say (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1842-1850; Weimar, Germany 
Date of Recording: 03/1998 
Venue:  Théâtre des Quatre Saisons, Gradignan 
Length: 11 Minutes 12 Secs. 
4.
Partita for Violin solo no 2 in D minor, BWV 1004: 5th movement, Chaconne by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Fazil Say (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
Date of Recording: 03/1998 
Venue:  Théâtre des Quatre Saisons, Gradignan 
Length: 14 Minutes 28 Secs. 
Notes: Transcribed: Ferruccio Busoni 
5.
Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1: Prelude and Fugue no 1 in C major, BWV 846 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Fazil Say (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1722; Cöthen, Germany 
Date of Recording: 03/1998 
Venue:  Théâtre des Quatre Saisons, Gradignan 
Length: 4 Minutes 44 Secs. 

Customer Reviews

Be the first to review this title
Review This Title
Review This Title Share on Facebook




YOU MUST BE A SUBSCRIBER TO LISTEN TO ARKIVMUSIC STREAMING.
TRY IT NOW FOR FREE!
Sign up now for two weeks of free access to the world's best classical music collection. Keep listening for only $19.95/month - thousands of classical albums for the price of one! Learn more about ArkivMusic Streaming
Aleady a subscriber? Sign In