Turkish Musicologists: Emre Araci, Filiz Ali, Rauf Yekta Bey Books LLC

ISBN: 9781158503407

Published: September 15th 2010

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20 pages


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Turkish Musicologists: Emre Araci, Filiz Ali, Rauf Yekta Bey by Books LLC
September 15th 2010 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, RTF | 20 pages | ISBN: 9781158503407 | 7.20 Mb

Chapters: Emre Araci, Filiz Ali, Rauf Yekta Bey. Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 19. Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publishers book club where you can select from more than a million books withoutMoreChapters: Emre Araci, Filiz Ali, Rauf Yekta Bey. Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 19. Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publishers book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge.

Excerpt: Emre Arac, (born 22 December 1968, Ankara) Turkish music historian, conductor, composer. Dr Emre Arac is a Turkish music historian, composer and conductor who has been living in the United Kingdom since 1987. He has made original contributions to the scholarship of Turkish music through his pioneering research focusing primarily on the European musical practice in the Ottoman court. Arac studied music at the University of Edinburgh, graduating in 1994 with a BMus (Hons.) degree which was followed by a PhD in 1999.

Supported by Lady Lucinda Mackay and the Inchcape Foundation, the subject of his thesis was the life and works of Turkeys eminent 20th century composer Ahmed Adnan Saygun (1907-1991). During his years at Edinburgh, Arac played an active role in the musical life of the university and founded the Edinburgh University String Orchestra, which still continues to give regular concerts and is run by student volunteers.

In 2000 the orchestra established the Emre Arac Composition Prize which has since been annually awarded to young aspiring student composers. Thanks to a funding by the Turkish Economy Bank (TEB), between 1999-2002 Arac was Research Associate at the Skilliter Centre for Ottoman Studies, University of Cambridge, where his interest in the European music of the Ottoman Empire grew.

In 1999 he also founded a string orchestra called The London Academy of Ottoman Court Music who performed his own orchestrations of compositions by Italian musicians resident at the Turkish court in the 19th century, as well as original works by Ottoman sultans in the popular dance forms of the period, such as waltzes, polkas and mazurkas. The ensemble which was in exist...More: http: //booksllc.net/?id=1485383



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