UM1517: Alla Turca Jazz op. 5b

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Alla Turca Jazz op. 5b
Fazil Say

Fantasia on the Rondo from the Piano Sonata in A major K. 331 - WA Mozart
Version for harp by Ekaterina Afanasieva based on the original version for piano, op. 5b (1993)

Contents: Single work
Instrumentation: Pedal Harp
Level: Intermediate - Advanced
Format: 230 x 303 stapled
ISMN/Bar Code: 9790001165815
Publisher: Edition Schott
Edition/Year: 2015
Origin: Germany
Our Ref: UM1517

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The final movement of the Sonata in A major KV 331 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, the Rondo Alla Turca, is one of the most famous piano pieces of all time. Once only familiar to musical experts, later a universal piece for all piano pupils, its opening melody is now even omnipresent as an alienated sinus tone-like mobile phone ring tone.

Fazil Say's concert paraphrase, originally created as an effective encore, follows on from this popularity. After the first eight bars have been presented in original form, typical elements of jazz superimposed on the still recognisable classical foundations can be discovered, such as syncopation of the top notes and ornamentation through chromatic blue notes, embedded in the at times frenzied chains of semiquavers. In the spirit of the work's improvisatory character, Say likes to perfom his Alla Turca Jazz in different combinations, for example accompanied by jazz singers or with orchestra.

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