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AHMED ADNAN SAYGUN Piano Music TROY1168 - Price: $16.99
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The enterprising pianist Kathryn Woodard offers music from this major Turkish composer.

The music of Turkish composer Ahmed Adnan Saygun (1907-1991) is often framed as a bridge between East and West. Upheld as a central figure in the musical life of the Turkish Republic, Saygun represents a nationalistic stance based on an embrace of European compositional models combined with an appreciation for Turkish traditional music, particularly folk sources from Anatolia. The distinguished pianist Kathryn Woodard offers a fascinating and sympathetically performed program of his music for that instrument.
Contents:
Ahmed Adnan Saygun, composer
Theme and Variations, from Suite Op. 2
Kathryn Woodard, piano

Ahmed Adnan Saygun, composer
Ten Sketches on Aksak Rhythms, Op. 58
Kathryn Woodard, piano

Ahmed Adnan Saygun, composer
From Anatolia, Op. 25
Kathryn Woodard, piano

Ahmed Adnan Saygun, composer
Inci's Book, Op. 10
Kathryn Woodard, piano

Ahmed Adnan Saygun, composer
Selected Etudes on Aksak Rhythms, Op. 38
Kathryn Woodard, piano

Review:
"This is a remarkable disc. Above and beyond Kathryn Woodard's magnetic musicality lies her staunch and unwavering advocacy of Saygun's music, music that is at once appealing and approachable yet at the same time mysterious and complex."(Fanfare)

 
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