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3 Ballads op. 12

for Piano

By Fazil Say

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Piano - intermediate to advanced
For Piano. Composed by Fazil Say. This edition: Saddle stitching. Sheet music. Piano. Faz?l Says Balladen sind romantisch nachsinnende Klavierstucke mit versteckten literarischen und biographischen Bezugen. Contemporary, Classical. Composed 1995-2005. 20269, op. 12. 16 pages. Duration 15'. Schott Music #ED 20269. Published by Schott Music (HL.49016784).

Item Number: HL.49016784

9x12 inches.

Faz?l Say's Ballads are romantic, meditative piano pieces with cryptic literary and biographical associations. The first ballad Nazim, played exclusively on the white keys, is in memory of the well-known Turkish writer Nazim Hikmet (1902-63). Inspired by the Communist body of thought (and for this reason repeatedly persecuted and imprisoned in Turkey), the writer left Istanbul in 1921 to settle in Anatolia in order to seek contact with simple people. The title of the second ballad Kumru is Turkish for dove, but is also a popular girls' name in Turkey. Sevenlere Dair can be translated as for lovers. In both of these ballad titles, Faz?l Say makes reference to the oriental tradition of the minnesong: The Ring of the Dove. On Love and Lovers is the title of the treatise written as early as 1030 in Spain by Ibn Hazm al-andalusi who is also referred to as the Ovid of the Arabs.

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