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Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 3 - Op. 111 - Moonlight Sonatas

Fazil Say, Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra, Gianandrea Noseda

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Piano Concerto No. 3 in C Minor, Op. 37  
I. Allegro con brio
Ludwig van Beethoven; Fazil Say; Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra; Gianandrea Noseda
II. Largo
Ludwig van Beethoven; Fazil Say; Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra; Gianandrea Noseda
III. Rondo. Allegro
Ludwig van Beethoven; Fazil Say; Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra; Gianandrea Noseda
Piano Sonata No. 32 in C Minor, Op. 111  
I. Maestoso - Allegro con brio ed appassionato
Ludwig van Beethoven; Fazil Say
II. Arietta. Adagio molto semplice e cantabile
Ludwig van Beethoven; Fazil Say
Piano Sonata No. 14 in C-Sharp Minor, Op. 27, No. 2, "Moonlight"  
I. Adagio sostenuto
Ludwig van Beethoven; Fazil Say
II. Allegretto
Ludwig van Beethoven; Fazil Say
III. Presto agitato
Ludwig van Beethoven; Fazil Say
Total Playing Time    73:36
"Album of the Week ... pianistic fireworks from the Turkish maestro ..."
- Classic FM

“Fleet-fingered, ultra-articulated playing from Say ... his own cadenza in the Concerto's first movement builds impressive continuity into the coda.”
- BBC Music Magazine

"Say and Gianandrea Noseda are hard-hitting radicals when it comes to Beethoven and their recording of the Third Piano Concerto is one of most startling performances on disc ... this is very much a forward-looking account, epic in scale, darkly poetic ... revealing the work to be very much the equal in scope and intensity of the concertos that followed.”
- The Guardian

Following several recordings dedicated to his own compositions, acclaimed pianist Fazil Say returns to the core classical repertoire on this release through three milestone works of Beethoven: the Moonlight and Opus 111 sonatas, as well as the Third Piano Concerto performed with the Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra under conductor Gianandrea Noseda. With his extraordinary pianistic talents, Say has been touching audiences and critics alike for more than 25 years and has played with all the famous American and European orchestras and numerous leading conductors and won several prizes, among them three ECHO Klassik awards.
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