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Mussorgsky: Pictures; Janacek: Sonata; Prokofiev: Sonata 7 / Fazil Say, piano

> Pictures at an Exhibition - Promenade
> Pictures at an Exhibition - I. Gnomus - Promenade
> Pictures at an Exhibition - II. Old Castle - Promenade
> Pictures at an Exhibition - III. Tuileries
> Pictures at an Exhibition - IV. Bydlo - Promenade
> Pictures at an Exhibition - V. Ballet of the Chickens in their Shells
> Pictures at an Exhibition - VI. Samuel Goldenberg and Schmuyle
> Pictures at an Exhibition - Promenade
> Pictures at an Exhibition - VII. The Market-Place at Limoges
> Pictures at an Exhibition - VIII. Catacombae (Sepulcrum romanum) - Con mortuis in lingua mortua
> Pictures at an Exhibition - IX. The Hut on Fowl's Legs (Baba-Yaga)
> Pictures at an Exhibition - X. The Great Gate at Kiev
> 1.X.1905 (Z ulice dne 1. rijna 1905) (From the Street, 1 October 1905), JW VIII/19, "Sonata" - I. Predtucha (Foreboding): Con moto
> 1.X.1905 (Z ulice dne 1. rijna 1905) (From the Street, 1 October 1905), JW VIII/19, "Sonata" - II. Smrt (Death)
> Piano Sonata No. 7 in B flat major, Op. 83 - I. Allegro inquieto - Poco meno - Andantino
> Piano Sonata No. 7 in B flat major, Op. 83 - II. Andante caloroso - Poco piu animato - Piu largamente - Un poco agitato
> Piano Sonata No. 7 in B flat major, Op. 83 - III. Precipitato

Album Summary

>Mussorgsky, Modest : Pictures at an exhibition
>Janácek, Leos : Sonata 1.X.1905 "From the street"
>Prokofiev, Sergei : Sonata for Piano no 7 in B flat major, Op. 83
Performer Composers

Notes & Reviews:

For his new solo album, first one since '07, Fazil Say selects 3 powerful pieces that he plays very often in concert. Works in which he delivers his specific vision of music. The set includes a studio recording on CD & live recording on DVD. The DVD also includes a very intense & interesting bonus entitled "Behind the scenes of the recording".

International Record Review
You get a lot for your money in this set beyond the superb studio recording...The open discussion between the pianist and his producer is a breath of fresh air; it really does capture the pleasures and stresses of the recording event...This is what I would call a true 'pianist's performance': absolutely centred playing with virtually no need for pedal and a controlled tempo even in the more strenuous bars. Overall, this emerges as the best piano playing I have heard in some time.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Auditorium - MC2, Grenoble, France (02/2011).



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Works Details

>Mussorgsky, Modest : Pictures at an exhibition
  • Performer: Fazil Say (Piano)
  • Running Time: 61 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1874

>Leos Janácek (Composer) (1854 - 1928) : Sonata 1.X.1905 "From the street"
  • Performer: Fazil Say (Piano)
  • Running Time: 26 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1905-1906

>Prokofiev, Sergei : Sonata for Piano no 7 in B flat major, Op. 83
  • Performer: Fazil Say (Piano)
  • Running Time: 38 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1939-1942