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This review is from: Fazil Say: Symphony No.2, Op.38 Mesopotamia, Symphony No.3, Op.43 Universe [CD plus DVD] (Audio CD)
Strange, easy and difficult at the same time. Usually didactic and descriptive music that is born out of a narrative structure is somehow limited. But here the musical result is stunning. Fazil Say is like a Hakawati, a storyteller in the old middle east tradition. It's a rich , moving musical tale, with splendid musical themes, unafraid of traditional harmony and totally new sounds.
Definitely not a background music. You must listen to it carefully, and once you do it you cannot escape its deep emotional pathos and its revolutionary musical richness.