Moonlight Sonata and Appassionata

FAZIL SAY, piano


Ludwig van Beethoven (1770–1827)

Piano Sonata No. 14 in C♯ minor “Quasi una fantasia”, Op. 27, No. 2, Moonlight Sonata
Adagio sostenuto – Allegretto – Presto agitato

Piano Sonata No. 23 in F minor, Op. 57, Appassionata
Allegro assai – Andante con moto – Allegro ma non troppo – Presto


Fazil Say (*1970)
Black Earth


George Gershwin (1898–1937)


Recorded live on 2 August 2019 at the Church of Saanen

Night in all its forms… yet all but gloomy since it is inhabited – brightened, lit up – by the moon, sooth- ing and protective. From Beethoven to Debussy through Chopin, its white halo and poetic crescent are put to music by Fazil Say, one of the most original pianists of his generation, in-between other impres- sionist and passionate pages.

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