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A biography of the Turkish composer Ahmed Adnan Saygun and a discussion of his violin works

Author: Selim Giray
Publisher: Lewiston, NY [u.a.] Mellen 2003
Series: Studies in the history and interpretation of music, 94
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Adnan Saygun was a ethnomusicologist and notable violinist. After a biography, this study uses Saygun's violin music to discuss his practise of utilizing Turkish folk elements. It provides an entry  Read more...

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Named Person: Ahmed Adnan Saygun; Ahmed Adnan Saygun
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Selim Giray
ISBN: 077346879X 9780773468795
OCLC Number: 845541464
Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. ) and index
Description: X, 102 S., [2] Bl Ill., Kt., Notenbeisp
Contents: Acknowledgements... vii Preface... ix Foreword... xi Introduction... 1 I. Saygun's Biography... 5 II. Saygun's Harmonic And Melodic Vocabulary: Modes... 13 A) The Turkish Modes: A General Survey... 13 B) Saygun and Turkish Modes in an Ethnomusicological Context... 22 C) Saygun and Turkish Modes in a Compositional Context... 23 III. A Discussion of the Folk Elements Found in Saygun's Violin Works... 31 A) Horon... 31 B) Kemence... 33 C) Agir Zeybek... 39 D) A Kastamonian Dance: Sepetcioglu... 43 E) The Unmetered Turkish Folk Singing Style: Uzun Hava... 44 F) Illustrations... 49 1. An autographed portrait of Saygun... 49 2. A map of Turkey... 50 3. The horon dance... 50 4. The kemence... 51 5. The kemence bow hold... 51 IV. A Discussion of Saygun's Suite for Violin and Piano... 53 A) Prelude [Prelud]... 54 B) Horon... 58 C) Zeybek [Agir Zeybek]... 62 D) Kastamonian Dance [Sepetcioglu]... 65 V. An Annotated List of Saygun's Works and a Discography... 71 A) Translations... 71 B) An Annotated List of Compositions... 72 C) The Works Without an Opus Number... 78 D) Books... 78 E) Articles... 80 F) A Discography... 84 Conclusion... 89 Appendix: A Guide to Turkish Pronunciation... 91 Bibliography... 93 Index... 99
Series Title: Studies in the history and interpretation of music, 94
Responsibility: Selim Giray
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