Author Topic: Ulvi Cemal Erkin (1906-72)  (Read 250 times)

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Offline kyjo

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Ulvi Cemal Erkin (1906-72)
« on: December 17, 2018, 10:08:10 AM »
Erkin was a member of the “Turkish Five” and produced a modest but substantial catalogue of compositions, much of which is colorfully imbued with the influence of Turkish folk music. A couple years ago I discovered his catchily rhythmic (esp. the finale) 2nd Symphony on an old Hungaroton CD. (Naxos just recently released a CD of the 2nd Symphony and his Violin Concerto). Just last night I listened to his 1st Symphony on YouTube (in very good performance and sound) and was even more impressed - it’s a vividly atmospheric work which draws the listener into its spell. It could almost be the soundtrack to some ancient exotic epic: https://youtu.be/8NlJjJasJaU

Anyone else know Erkin’s music?
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Re: Ulvi Cemal Erkin (1906-72)
« Reply #1 on: December 17, 2018, 11:18:28 AM »
I bought Symphony 2 on Naxos in 2016 but can't recall much about it. I must listen again and thanks for alerting us Kyle.
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