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The Art of the Turkish Ud
Munir Nurettin Beken
The Art of the Turkish Ud
Genres: World Music, Pop
 
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Munir Nurettin Beken is one of the founding members of the State Turkish Music Ensemble and the leading ud performer of his generation in Turkey. He performs ud recitals in a variety of venues throughout the U.S. and Turke...  more »

      
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All Artists: Munir Nurettin Beken
Title: The Art of the Turkish Ud
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Label: Rounder Select
Release Date: 1/14/1997
Genres: World Music, Pop
Styles: Middle East, Turkey
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 011661113527, 011661113541

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Munir Nurettin Beken is one of the founding members of the State Turkish Music Ensemble and the leading ud performer of his generation in Turkey. He performs ud recitals in a variety of venues throughout the U.S. and Turkey, and lectures on classical Turkish music. Just as classical Turkish music (Ottoman court music) is distinct from neighboring musics in Arab countries and Persia, the Turkish ud is distinct from other Middle Eastern uds by the way it is made, its style of playing, and in recent decades, by compositions for it. Beken arranged this recording to showcase the history and current state of music played on the Turkish ud.

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Stunning ut playing - a real master of this art!
fzihni@compuserve.com | England, UK | 09/19/1998
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Beken is clearly a vituoso and he paints a wonderful historical musical journey to the present day with these compositions. The more I listen, the more I appreciate this music. Perhaps a little more heart than mind would have made it even better? Perhaps some of the pieces were on the faster side to appeal to a Western ear? Whatever - a great antidote to a motorway weariness, anyway!"