Dört Şehir: III. Ankara – Fazil Say

Fazil Say, a Turkish pianist and composer is considered one of the great artists of twenty-first century. His work “Dört Şehir (Four Cities) Sonata” portrays his life-long journey. It consists of four movements with names of different cities that inspired him. Fazil Say expressed his memories and events through this sonata. The third movement, “Ankara” was named after the city where he was born and raised. The tragedy of the First World War was depicted throughout the song, particularly the middle section.

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That Day, That Time, That Place

This is an orchestral version of the song I wrote called That Day, That Time, and That Place. It was the first orchestral music I wrote, and I submitted for a national composition competition in Korea. Thankfully, I won the 1st prize and it was performed by a symphony orchestra and choir. It was also chosen as the title song of an album. The album arrangement is available below: