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SAYGUN: 12 Preludes on Aksak Rhythms / 10 Sketches on Aksak Rhythms / Piano Sonatina

Composer(s):Saygun, Ahmet Adnan
Artist(s) Ucbasaran, Zeynep, piano
Period(s) 20th Century
Genre Classical Music
Category Instrumental
Catalogue 8.570746
Label Naxos
Quality   320kbps
Album Price
USD 6.99


A colleague of Béla Bartók in the collection of Turkish folk-music, Adnan Saygun was among the most distinguished Turkish composers of the twentieth century, writing music that combined Western techniques with essential elements of his country's own musical traditions. His piano music includes works that explore characteristic ‘limping’ rhythm, Turkish dance-forms and, in Inci’s Book, children's pieces of charm and simplicity.


Review By Christopher Howell,MusicWeb International,June 2008

…the Naxos recording sounds fine, I should add. The one piece which actually seems to have been reconsidered by Uçbasaran is the fourth Prelude which is more fluid, I would say to its advantage, adding to the attractiveness of what is in any case the most communicative—to me—of this group of pieces.


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