"I wrote my first violin and piano sonata in 1996 and this is my second, which I composed 23 years later in 2019," Fazil Say said.
"The theme of this sonata is based on a great tragedy in nature that occurred last year at Mount Ida, in Turkey, where hundreds of thousands of animals and trees were destroyed. The massacre caused great outrage from not only the Turkish community but from all around the world," he said.
"The first movement is entitled 'Decimation of Nature', the second 'Wounded Bird' and the third movement 'Rite of Hope' to depict the people's resistance and acts to stop what was unfolding."
FRIEDEMANN EICHHORN | FAZIL SAY | FAZIL SAY VIOLIN SONATA NO. 2 "MOUNT IDA" | WORLD PREMIERE RECORDING | NAXOS RECORDS | 2020