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.
Fazl Say's arrangement, 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 of with orchestra.
It may appear strange that Fazl Say, who was born in Turkey and - when not on tour - is still resident in that country, does not bring back Mozart's interpretation of genuine Turkish music closer to its own roots, particularly as many of his compositions such as Black Earth or the Violin Sonata are characterised by a subtle amalgamation of the Classical-Romantic tradition, Turkish folk music and elements of jazz. In a further Mozart arrangement, the ballet music Patara premiered in Vienna in 2006, composed on the basis of the Rococo-like theme from the first movement of the same A-major Sonata (wich enjoys almost as great popularity as the Alla Turca theme), Say utilised the connection which was absent in Alla Turca, albeit in the opposite direction. In the ballet music, the piano symbolises Western culture and the Ney flute Oriental culture, communcated atmosperically by austere percussion instrumentation and soprano vocalisation.
Shipping and Order Dispatch Times
Online orders take 12-24 hours to process, and usually dispatch once payment has cleared into our bank account; within 1 to 3 Business days.
Once payments have cleared; orders will be dispatched from our store in Leicchardt NSW by Couriers Please, Fast-way, TNT or Australia Post.
Orders are typically delivered within business hours only, Mon - Fri (excl. Public Holidays). Some orders may be dispatched directly from our suppliers in order to shorten delivery times. Please allow up to 2 days business days for dispatch and up to 14 working days for delivery.
Tracking Your Order
You will always be notified by email or phone once your order has been shipped and you will be able to track your parcel using the provided shipping information.
Industrie Music are pleased to offer a variety of delivery options to our customers so you can choose the shipping method which best suits your needs.
Free & Flat Rate Shipping
Most orders over $50 qualify for free shipping To NSW, VIC and ACT and calculated shipping to all other Australian states.
Orders under $50 are eligible for low rate calculated shipping to all Australian states.
Pre-Orders & Out Of Stock
Out of stock or new release products will generally be available for pre-order or back-order. If you pre-order a product online, we will contact you using the details provided your order to give you an ETA the next business day. For most products, this will add less than a week to the delivery time for your order.
In the case of new release products, or some specialty items Caparison Guitars, Solar Guitar, lead times can be up to six months and 12 months for Mayones Guitars. If you would like to know the ETA of a product before pre-ordering, please contact us by email, phone, or using the chat widget and we will give you an ETA.
Payment & Security
Your payment information is processed securely. We do not store credit card details nor have access to your credit card information.