Program: #01-21 Air Date: May 21, 2001
A performance dedicated mostly to Bach by the fine young Turkish pianist Fazil Say.
Preservation of this program is made possible by a generous grant from Wendall Wilson.
NOTE: This program is a live concert from the Baird Auditorium of the National Museum of National History of the Smithsonian Institution.
It was a co-production of the Smithsonian Associates and the American Turkish Council. The producers would like to acknowledge the support of the Council, Toka Business Ventures, and the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts; additional support for this series came from Turkish Airlines, the Ciragan Palace Hotel, and Net Holding.
Special appreciation is extended to Mr. Akin Ongor of Turkiye Garanti Bankasi A.S., whose generous support made this broadcast possible.
All performances are by Turkish pianist Fazil Say.
BACH (transcribed by BUSONI): Violin Partita No. 2 in d minor, BWV 1004: Chaconne.
BACH: Italian Concerto, BWV 971.
MOZART: Variations on "Ah, vous dirai-je, maman," K. 265.
FAZIL SAY: Black Earth (transcription of a Turkish folk song).
[encore]: MOZART (arr. by Fazil Say): Rondo alla Turca.
BACH , MOZART, FAZIL SAY