Tuesday, December 21, 2010

12/21 Tempestuous Fazil Say

Fazil Say is one very unique musician.  His interpretations really stretch what's in the printed score and his tempos are typically much faster than just about anybody else's.  He's not afraid to use "prepared piano" in a repertoire chamber piece. Perhaps it's because he's a composer of some substantial output.  Regarding his Beethoven one could say he's completely irreverent and self-indulgent in his interpretations - or he is reinvigorating old classics for a modern audience and breathing new life into classic texts.  I'll leave that to the individual to decide....

Piano Sonata 17 "Tempest" 3rd Movement (Allegretto)

Piano Sonata 23 "Appassionata" 3rd Movement "Variations" (Allegro Ma Non Troppo)

Fur Elise (Jazz Version) with Patricia Kopatchinskaja on Violin

Fazil Say's personal Cadenza to Piano Concerto 3

Piano Sonata 21 "Waldstein" 1st Movement

No comments:

Post a Comment