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4 Cities / Say, Altstaedt


Release Date: 03/24/2017 
Label:  Warner Classics   Catalog #: 559845  
Composer:  Fazil SayClaude DebussyLeos JanácekDmitri Shostakovich
Performer:  Fazil SayNicolas Alstaedt
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This bracingly eclectic recital opens with Faz?l Say’s Four Cities, a musical celebration of four Turkish locations the composer describes as “full of personal memories”. Originally a BBC commission, it was premiered in June 2012 during the City of London Festival by Nicolas Altstaedt and José Gallardo. “4 Cities is a dive into the world of poetry, mysticism, into the history, the secrets and passions of the Orient.I have never been more fascinated exploring the miracles and the stories of people’s daily life challenging the limits of my own instrument. The cello is transformed into a flute, a fiddle, a percussion instrument until it becomes the voice of the people inviting us to a world that feels closer to us than ever before Read more having encountered it through its music.” – Nicolas Alstaedt Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Sonata for Cello "4 Cities" by Fazil Say
Performer:  Fazil Say (Piano), Nicolas Alstaedt (Cello)
2.
Sonata for Cello and Piano by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Fazil Say (Piano), Nicolas Alstaedt (Cello)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1915; France 
3.
Fairy tale by Leos Janácek
Performer:  Fazil Say (Piano), Nicolas Alstaedt (Cello)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1910-23; Brno, Czech Republic 
4.
Sonata for Cello and Piano in D minor, Op. 40 by Dmitri Shostakovich
Performer:  Fazil Say (Piano), Nicolas Alstaedt (Cello)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1934; USSR 

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