Say: Violin Concerto ‘1001 Nights in the Harem’, Alla Turca Jazz, Patara Ballet, Summertime Variations


Having formed a performing duo with Patricia Kopatchinskaja in 2006, gifted pianist–composer Fazil Say composed this violin concerto for her only last year. Based on the same 1001 Nights tale made famous by Rimsky-Korsakov in his Sheherazade, Say’s four-movement concerto also casts the solo violin as the work’s principal storyteller. ...

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