Say, Fazil

Four Cities

CD
24 Feb 2017

Barcode: 0190295867249

Composer: Debussy, Janacek, Shostakovich
Other participants: Nicolas Alstaedt

This bracingly eclectic recital opens with Fazıl 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 having encountered it through its music.” – Nicolas Altstaedt

Audio sample & Tracklisting

Disc 1 
01 DUMMY  - Dummy 
02 Say: Cello Sonata, 'Four Cities': II. Hopa  - Fazil Say 
03 Say: Cello Sonata, 'Four Cities': III. Ankara  - Fazil Say 
04 Say: Cello Sonata, 'Four Cities': IV. Bodrum  - Fazil Say 
05 Debussy: Cello Sonata in D Minor, L. 135: No. 1 Prologue  - Fazil Say 
06 Debussy: Cello Sonata in D Minor, L. 135: No. 2 Sérénade  - Fazil Say 
07 Debussy: Cello Sonata in D Minor, L. 135: No. 3 Final  - Fazil Say 
08 Janacek: Pohádka (Fairy Tale; 'The Story of Tsar Berendyey'), JW 7/5: No. 1 Con moto  - Fazil Say 
09 Janacek: Pohádka (Fairy Tale; 'The Story of Tsar Berendyey'), JW 7/5: No. 2 Con moto  - Fazil Say 
10 Janacek: Pohádka (Fairy Tale; 'The Story of Tsar Berendyey'), JW 7/5: No. 3 Allegro  - Fazil Say 
11 Janacek: Presto for cello & piano, JW 7/6  - Fazil Say 
12 Shostakovich: Cello Sonata in D Minor, Op. 40: No. 1 Allegro non troppo  - Fazil Say 
13 Shostakovich: Cello Sonata in D Minor, Op. 40: No. 2 Allegro  - Fazil Say 
14 Shostakovich: Cello Sonata in D Minor, Op. 40: No. 3 Largo  - Fazil Say 
15 Shostakovich: Cello Sonata in D Minor, Op. 40: No. 4 Allegro  - Fazil Say 


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