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Alla Turca Jazz op. 5b

Fantasia on the Rondo from the Piano Sonata in A major K. 331 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

By Fazil Say

Piano - advanced
Fantasia on the Rondo from the Piano Sonata in A major K. 331 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Composed by Fazil Say. Arranged by Fazil Say. This edition: Saddle stitching. Sheet music. Piano. Der Finalsatz der Sonate A-Dur KV 331 von Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, das Rondo Alla Turca, ist eines der bekanntesten Klavierstucke uberhaupt. An diese Popularitat knupft das als effektvolle Zugabe entstandene Arrangement von Faz?l Say an. Classical, Jazz. Composed 1993. Op. 5b. 8 pages. Duration 4'. Schott Music #ED 20209. Published by Schott Music (HL.49016752).

Item Number: HL.49016752

ISBN 9783795796334. 9x12 inches.

The final movement of the Sonata in A major KV 331 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, the Rondo Alla Turca, is one of the most famous piano pieces of all time. Once only familiar to musical experts, later a universal piece for all piano pupils, its opening melody is now even omnipresent as an alienated sinus tone-like mobile phone ring tone.Faz?l Say's arrangement, originally created as an effective encore, follows on from this popularity. After the first eight bars have been presented in original form, typical elements of jazz superimposed on the still recognisable classical foundations can be discovered, such as syncopation of the top notes and ornamentation through chromatic blue notes, embedded in the at times frenzied chains of semiquavers. In the spirit of the work's improvisatory character, Say likes to perfom his Alla Turca Jazz in different combinations, for example accompanied by jazz singers of with orchestra. It may appear strange that Faz?l Say, who was born in Turkey and - when not on tour - is still resident in that country, does not bring back Mozart's interpretation of genuine Turkish music closer to its own roots, particularly as many of his compositions such as Black Earth or the Violin Sonata are characterised by a subtle amalgamation of the Classical-Romantic tradition, Turkish folk music and elements of jazz. In a further Mozart arrangement, the ballet music Patara premiered in Vienna in 2006, composed on the basis of the Rococo-like theme from the first movement of the same A-major Sonata (wich enjoys almost as great popularity as the Alla Turca theme), Say utilised the connection which was absent in Alla Turca, albeit in the opposite direction. In the ballet music, the piano symbolises Western culture and the Ney flute Oriental culture, communcated atmosperically by austere percussion instrumentation and soprano vocalisation.

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  • 5

    Mammad Ibrahimli
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  • December 14, 2017 Great composer!

    Fazil Say is a great composer and his arrangements are perfect.

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    Robin Brening
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  • May 22, 2017 Fun, Fun, Fun!

    If you are one who loves to hear an excellent version of a classic mixed with a little jazz, this is the piece for you!

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