Fazıl Say - Sonata for violin and piano op. 7

Melancholy. Andante mysterioso
Grotesque. Moderato scherzando
Perpetuum mobile. Presto
Anonym. Andante
Melancholy (da capo). Andante mysterioso



In his colorful violin sonata, Fazıl Say takes the listener on a trip through Anatolia. After a dreamy opening, multiple scenes are evoked with traditional dances and folk songs. In this, both violin and piano will at times imitate and evoke Turkish traditional instruments. Especially for the piano, at times this calls for some unusual playing techniques.

The piece caused a lively discussion between Emmy and Cynthia about playing traditional music...