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Saygun

Tim Hugh, Mirjam Tschopp, Bilkent SO, Howard Griffiths - Ahmed Adnan Saygun: Cello Concerto; Viola Concerto (2007)

Ahmed Adnan Saygun: Cello Concerto; Viola Concerto (2007)
Tim Hugh, cello; Mirjam Tschopp, viola; Bilkent Symphony Orchestra; Howard Griffiths, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 267 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 154 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: cpo | # cpo 777 290-2 | Time: 00:55:27

This disc strikes me as an ideal introduction to the music of Turkey’s greatest composer. Ahmed Adnan Saygun’s style might be described as “Szymanowski with a primal rhythmic feel.” If you love the composer’s First Violin Concerto then you will find here a very similar exoticism, nocturnal atmosphere, and love of voluptuous textures. The harmonic style is intensely chromatic, but also highly melodic. Like Bartók in his last period, Saygun’s handling of tonality mellowed toward the end of his life, which makes the Cello Concerto more consonant than the Viola Concerto, but both works are absolutely gorgeous and masterpieces of their kind. It’s positively criminal that no one plays these pieces regularly in concert. The performances here are excellent. Tim Hugh is a well-known cellist, and he pours on the tone with all of the rhapsodic abandon that Saygun requires. Mirjam Tschopp also is a superb violist, with a big, beefy tone that never gets swamped by the intricate orchestration. It’s also very rewarding to hear a Turkish orchestra in this music–and to find that it plays beautifully under Howard Griffiths.

Quatuor Danel - Saygun: Complete String Quartets (2006)  Music

Posted by varrock at April 16, 2019
Quatuor Danel - Saygun: Complete String Quartets (2006)

Quatuor Danel - Saygun: Complete String Quartets (2006)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 436 MB | Tracks: 13 | 102:00 min
Style: Classical | Label: CPO

Having surveyed Ahmed Adnan Saygun's symphonies, CPO turns to the 20th-century Turkish master's four string quartets. The "wonderfully evocative folk melos" my colleague David Hurwitz referred to in the symphonies organically interfaces with Saygun's terse chromatic language and perennially fresh string textures. The first two quartets (from 1947 and 1958) stand out on account of their expressive breadth and communicative immediacy. I love the First Quartet's Adagio, with its long, overlapping legato lines that are anchored by the gentlest pizzicato pokes. The Allegretto is a minuet whose sweet sadness is conveyed by the string writing's remarkable delicacy and refinement.

Sinan Dizmen - Saygun (2019)  Music

Posted by varrock at Nov. 29, 2019
Sinan Dizmen - Saygun (2019)

Sinan Dizmen - Saygun (2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 242 MB | Tracks: 17 | 72:08 min
Style: Classical | Label: A.K. Müzik

Sinan Dizmen and Elif Önal, who are faculty members and colleagues at Ankara University State Conservatory, have been working together for more than 5 years. Having a wide and rich repertoire from the classical period to the contemporary period, the duo aimed to bring together the important works of the cello and piano repertoire, especially the works of Turkish composers, to the concert programs and to meet the audience. Within the mission of Gedik Art to support contemporary music movements, Kamran Ince, Ahmed Adnan Saygun, Arvo Part and Paul Hindemith will be featured in a concert in line with the exhibition titled An / Anı.
VA: Hava Narghile - Turkish Rock Music 1966 to 1975 (2001) Re-up

VA: Hava Narghile - Turkish Rock Music 1966 to 1975 (2001)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Bacchus Archives, BA1162 | ~ 397 or 174 Mb | Scans
Psychedelic / Progressive / Garage / Hard Rock

The late '90s saw the first widespread interest in North America regarding various Asian psych scenes from the 1960s and beyond, with broad-ranging compilations soon being supplanted by even more specialized efforts. 2001's Hava Narghile, the first in a proposed series, looks specifically at Turkey's homegrown rock efforts from 1966 to 1975…
Rebekka Hartmann & Margarita Oganesjan - Views from Ararat (2015)

Rebekka Hartmann & Margarita Oganesjan - Views from Ararat (2015)
WEB FLAC (Tracks) - 353 MB | Digital Booklet | 01:23:22
Classical| Label: FARAO Classics

“Views from Ararat” - Masterpieces by great composers from Armenia and Turkey. Ararat is a famous mountain. Noah's ark is said to have been stranded on it after the flood. Christian Armenians see the mountain as a national symbol, even though it is not located in Armenian territory, but on Turkish soil near the Armenian border. The border crossing is closed, however, as relations between the two countries have long been strained because of the Armenian Genocide. This mass murder of Armenians in 1915 is denied by the Turkish government.

Borusan Quartet - Company: Glass, Part, Ucarsu, Vasks (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at Sept. 24, 2017
Borusan Quartet - Company: Glass, Part, Ucarsu, Vasks (2017)

Borusan Quartet - Company: Glass, Part, Ucarsu, Vasks
Classical, Chamber Music | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 63:36 min | 290 MB
Label: PM Classics / Onyx | Tracks: 14 | Rls.date: 2017

Taking its title from the 2nd String Quartet by Philip Glass, the Borusan Quartet's exciting new album focuses on contemporary repertoire, embracing the spiritual minimalism of Arvo Pärt's 'Summa', to the expansive 4th Quartet of Peteris Vasks. This work, with its multi-faceted emotions swings from the contemplative to the combative: "I saw an angel flying over the world; the angel looks at the world’s condition with grieving eyes, but an almost imperceptible, loving touch of the angel’s wings brings comfort and healing", wrote the composer of the quartet's finale.
Borusan Quartet - Company: Glass, Part, Ucarsu, Vasks (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Borusan Quartet - Company: Glass, Part, Ucarsu, Vasks (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 63:36 minutes | 1.08 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Taking its title from the 2nd String Quartet by Philip Glass, the Borusan Quartet's exciting new album focuses on contemporary repertoire, embracing the spiritual minimalism of Arvo Pärt's 'Summa', to the expansive 4th Quartet of Peteris Vasks. This work, with its multi-faceted emotions swings from the contemplative to the combative: "I saw an angel flying over the world; the angel looks at the world’s condition with grieving eyes, but an almost imperceptible, loving touch of the angel’s wings brings comfort and healing", wrote the composer of the quartet's finale.

Ellen Jewett - Turkish Music for Solo Violin (2019)  Music

Posted by delpotro at May 10, 2019
Ellen Jewett - Turkish Music for Solo Violin (2019)

Ellen Jewett - Turkish Music for Solo Violin (2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 318 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 154 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:05:05
Classical | Label: Naxos Records

Acclaimed violinist Ellen Jewett’s explorations of Turkey’s musical traditions led to her discovery of Saygun’s Partita, a dense and expressive sister to Bartók’s solo sonata that weaves a beautiful tapestry of colours by combining a rich Romanticism with traditional folk elements. Onur Türkmen’s Beautiful and Unowned is inspired by the unique dreamlike atmosphere of Cappadocia, while Mahir Cetiz’s Soliloquy is a monologue that ranges from cries to whispers. Both of these recent works were commissioned by Ellen Jewett, and the entire programme was recorded in the unique acoustics of a hand-carved Cappadocian cavern.

Tatiana Primak-Khoury - Lebanese Piano Music, Vol. 2 (2019)  Music

Posted by ciklon5 at June 14, 2019
Tatiana Primak-Khoury - Lebanese Piano Music, Vol. 2 (2019)

Tatiana Primak-Khoury - Lebanese Piano Music, Vol. 2 (2019)
FLAC tracks | 01:18:29 | 233 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Grand Piano

Three substantial piano sonatas stand at the heart of a recording that reflects personal and musical independence. For Anis Fuleihan, the juxtaposition of archaic and modern is both kaleidoscopic and playful, while Boghos Gelalian draws on folkloric and late-Romantic influences in his brand of ‘Orientalism.’ Houtaf Khoury’s Sonata No. 4 both questions and reflects unsettling contemporary experience in a work of audacious, pulsing intensity. Tatiana Primak-Khoury is a Ukrainian-Lebanese pianist. She began her concert career in her native Ukraine before extending her activities to performances in Europe, the United States and the Middle East. A laureate of national and international piano competitions, she graduated with honors from the Kiev Lysenko Special Music School in 1991, going on to study for a Master’s degree at the Tchaikovsky National Academy of Music in Kiev in 1996. In 1998 she moved to Lebanon, and has since been committed to expanding the boundaries of her traditional repertoire, constantly searching for and adding new contemporary works by Ovchinnikov, Rautavaara, Saygun and Panufnik among many others.
Tatiana Primak-Khoury - Lebanese Piano Music, Vol. 2 (2019) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Tatiana Primak-Khoury - Lebanese Piano Music, Vol. 2 (2019)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 78:29 minutes | 1.17 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

Three substantial piano sonatas stand at the heart of a recording that reflects personal and musical independence. For Anis Fuleihan, the juxtaposition of archaic and modern is both kaleidoscopic and playful, while Boghos Gelalian draws on folkloric and late-Romantic influences in his brand of ‘Orientalism.’ Houtaf Khoury’s Sonata No. 4 both questions and reflects unsettling contemporary experience in a work of audacious, pulsing intensity. Tatiana Primak-Khoury is a Ukrainian-Lebanese pianist.