Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
The Best of Tanrikorur's Singing & Oud Playing in the 80's
Barihuda Tanrikorur | Toronto, Canada | 05/30/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Cinucen Tanrikorur (1938-2000) is regarded as one of the greatest composers & oud virtuosos of the 20th century in the Turkish Classical Music Tradition. He is known as a great master of the oud, taksim & of the ancient Turkish 'ozan' tradition (that of singing & playing one's own compositions without accompaniment of other instrumentalists or vocalists).
This album which has sold out twice contains some of the finest examples of his school of oud playing, his Mystical Sufi musical composition for the Ceremony of the Mevlevi Whirling Dervishes (performed untraditionally by himself alone singing & playing instead of the huge singing & instrumental group that normslly performs this ceremonial music) as well as of his songs & taksims.
The album is a very rare & unique example of all the best qualities of Tanrikorur's unique oud playing, singing & creativity as a composer with a very good commentary in French & English by Marc Loopuyt. It was made around 1983 at the peak of his singing career and after a four- hour live broadcasted solo oud & singing concert at Radio France Concert Hall in Paris.
For those unable to locate this CD please look at the CD entitled FASIL which is unfortunately misnamed & really a CD of TANRIKORUR's solo singing & Oud playing accompanied by the young virtuoso tanbur/ ney player Murat S. Tokac & Fahreddin Yarkin (two of his highly valued students) made in Belgium around 1993 during a concert tour there."
The Aoud alive
Barihuda Tanrikorur | 08/08/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This largely instrumental album by Cinucen Tanrikorur, a master of the aoud (the fretless ancestor to the medieval "lute" of the West), is a dolorous, contemplative medium for showing off the subtlety and complexity of this haunting instrument. The 3rd track also features harmonizing vocals, again showing off the best of how Middle Eastern aoud playing is often tied sweetly to the fine limits of the human voice. This is a very good album indeed; I thoroughly enjoyed it, and would recommend it even to American listeners not yet familiar with either Middle Eastern musical sounds, or the aoud in particular."
Great Turkish Musician
iyicocuk | Stanford, CA USA | 08/24/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Tanrikorur is a great Turkish Musician and in this CD he is giving great examples of classical Turkish Music. Anyone interested in classical Turkish Music should try to listen to Tanrikorur."