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Black Earth

(Kara Toprak)
piano
Product number: ED 20138
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Black Earth was inspired by Kara Toprak, a popular song in Turkey. The composer of the song, Aşık Veysel (1891-1973), was one of the last great Turkish balladeers and the final link in a thousand-year tradition.
Veysel went blind during childhood following an attack of smallpox. He subsequently began to learn to play the Saz, a Turkish lute, and to study poetry, initially for his own amusement. He made acquaintance with a variety of folk poets, and, after 1928, also travelled from village to village with his songs. Through the years, he became a cultural symbol of the Turkish Republic.
In the song Kara Toprak, Veysel describes loneliness and loss. All that remains is the Black Earth, the colour of the landscape in his native town of Sivas.
Fazıl Say imitates the sound of the Saz through his selection of a muted effect in the Introduction and Epilogue of Black Earth - a meditation on the themes of a ballad. In contrast, folklore, Romantic piano style and jazz are entwined in the central sections to form a large-scale outburst. Fazıl Say performs this works in both concerts of classical music and a jazz festivals: particularly in the folkloristic sections, he employs the improvisatory freedom which is inherent to both folk music and jazz.

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Title:
Black Earth
(Kara Toprak)
Awards:
May 26, 2008
ADC Wettbewerb 2008

Prize in Gold for the ad "Musik im Blut" (Konzerthaus Dortmund), Concept: Jung von Matt/Elbe |  Animation: Sehsucht

Jun 30, 2008
Cannes Lion 2008

Prize in Bronce for the ad "Musik im Blut" (Konzerthaus Dortmund), Concept: Jung von Matt/Elbe |  Animation: Sehsucht

Nov 16, 2007
London International Award 2007

Prize in Silver for the ad "Musik im Blut" (Konzerthaus Dortmund), Concept: Jung von Matt/Elbe |  Animation: Sehsucht

May 16, 2008
Clio Award 2008

Prize in Silver for the ad "Musik im Blut" (Konzerthaus Dortmund), Concept: Jung von Matt/Elbe |  Animation: Sehsucht

Publisher/Label:
Schott Music
Year of composition:
1997
Opus:
op. 8
Duration:
6 ′
World Premiere:
1997 · Istanbul (TR)
Fazıl Say, piano

Series:
Title:
Black Earth
(Kara Toprak)
Awards:
May 26, 2008
ADC Wettbewerb 2008

Prize in Gold for the ad "Musik im Blut" (Konzerthaus Dortmund), Concept: Jung von Matt/Elbe |  Animation: Sehsucht

Jun 30, 2008
Cannes Lion 2008

Prize in Bronce for the ad "Musik im Blut" (Konzerthaus Dortmund), Concept: Jung von Matt/Elbe |  Animation: Sehsucht

Nov 16, 2007
London International Award 2007

Prize in Silver for the ad "Musik im Blut" (Konzerthaus Dortmund), Concept: Jung von Matt/Elbe |  Animation: Sehsucht

May 16, 2008
Clio Award 2008

Prize in Silver for the ad "Musik im Blut" (Konzerthaus Dortmund), Concept: Jung von Matt/Elbe |  Animation: Sehsucht

Publisher/Label:
Schott Music
Year of composition:
1997
Opus:
op. 8
Duration:
6 ′
World Premiere:
1997 · Istanbul (TR)
Fazıl Say, piano

Series:
Title:
Black Earth
(Kara Toprak)
Awards:
May 26, 2008
ADC Wettbewerb 2008

Prize in Gold for the ad "Musik im Blut" (Konzerthaus Dortmund), Concept: Jung von Matt/Elbe |  Animation: Sehsucht

Jun 30, 2008
Cannes Lion 2008

Prize in Bronce for the ad "Musik im Blut" (Konzerthaus Dortmund), Concept: Jung von Matt/Elbe |  Animation: Sehsucht

Nov 16, 2007
London International Award 2007

Prize in Silver for the ad "Musik im Blut" (Konzerthaus Dortmund), Concept: Jung von Matt/Elbe |  Animation: Sehsucht

May 16, 2008
Clio Award 2008

Prize in Silver for the ad "Musik im Blut" (Konzerthaus Dortmund), Concept: Jung von Matt/Elbe |  Animation: Sehsucht

Publisher/Label:
Schott Music
Year of composition:
1997
Opus:
op. 8
Duration:
6 ′
World Premiere:
1997 · Istanbul (TR)
Fazıl Say, piano

Series:

Technical Details

Product number:
ED 20138
ISMN13:
979-0-001-14655-5
Product number:
ED 20138
ISMN13:
979-0-001-14655-5
Weight:
0,08 kg
Pages:
12
Format:
23.1cm x 30.3cm
Binding:
Saddle-wire stitching
Product number:
ED 20138 Q6547
ISMN13:
979-0-001-14655-5
Pages:
12
File format:
(PDF / 928,61 KB)

Preview/Media Contents

Audio:
Video:
Fazıl Say: Black Earth (Fazıl Say)
Audio:
Video:
Fazıl Say: Black Earth (Fazıl Say)
Audio:
Video:
Fazıl Say: Black Earth (Fazıl Say)

Performances

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  • Black Earth
    Festival DIALOGE
    November 30, 2019 | Salzburg (Austria) , Stiftung Mozarteum, Großer Saal
  • Black Earth
    Black Earth
    May 17, 2016 | London (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland) , University College School
  • Black Earth
    Black Earth
    November 12, 2014 | Hamburg (Germany) , Laeiszhalle
  • Black Earth
    Black Earth
    May 9, 2014 | Wien (Austria) , Konzerthaus
  • Black Earth
    Black Earth
    June 2, 2013 | Rottenburg am Neckar (Germany) , Kulturzentrum Zehntscheuer
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