Turkish pianist Fazıl Say’s new album out in stores
ISTANBUL – Hürriyet Daily News
Fazıl Say’s album includes ‘Mesopotamia Symphony Opus 38.’ DHA PhotoRenowned Turkish pianist Fazıl Say’s new album featuring “Mesopotamia Symphony no.2” and “Universe Symphony no.3” will go on sale worldwide. The album will be available in stores, iTunes Store and Amazon as well.
The “Mesopotamia Symphony Opus 38” was commissioned by the Istanbul Culture and Arts Foundation (İKSV) in 2012 for large orchestra and solo instruments.
“In constructing the ‘Mesopotamia Symphony,’ Fazıl Say attempts to narrate the story of the present-day Middle East, as well as the culture of Mesopotamia throughout history,” according to a written statement on Say’s website.
Mesopotamia is a land that has acted as a cradle for the Sumerians, the Assyrian, Babylonians and the Urartians.
The new album of Say also takes in the contemporary issues facing the Middle East and Turkey, such as the Kurdish problem, countless wars and terrorism. In the words of the philosophers, this is a “culture of death.”