Tanburi Cemil Bey, Vol. IV & V


Tanburi Cemil Bey, Vol. IV & V

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Tanburi Cemil Bey is the most renowned composer of instrumental art music from the late Ottoman Empire. For over a century, his contributions to the suite forms known as pesrev and saz semai and breathtaking, elegiac improvisations (taksims) on tanbur and kemençe have remained the benchmark for modern Turkish composers and performers. From 1910 to 1914, before the invention of the electronic microphone, the Blumenthal Record and Talking Machine Company made acoustic recordings featuring Cemil Bey. These volumes in our Tanburi Cemil Bey series include extraordinary taksims, some of Cemil Bey's best compositions, and rare collaborations with great early 20th-century Turkish singers and instrumentalists. All have been digitally remastered using the state-of-the-art CEDAR system. Each features EXTENSIVE NOTES, INCLUDING A BIOGRAPHY OF TANBURI CEMIL BEY, and Volumes II & III and IV &V feature NUMEROUS RARE PHOTOGRAPHS. Featuring Tanburi Cemil Bey on tanbur, kemençe, lavta, yayli tanbur and violoncello; other musicians include Tanburi Kadi Fuat Efendi, Udi Sevki Bey, Udi Nevres, and Kemani Salih Efendi, as well as some of the most celebrated master vocalists of the early 20th century, including Hafiz Asir, Hafiz Sabri Bey, Hafiz Yasar Okur, and Hafiz Sasi Osman Efendi. Volume IV (CD 1) 1. Kürdilihicazkâr taksim (lavta) 2. Neva taksim (tanbur) 3. Yeni çifte telli gazel (voc. Hafiz Asir) 4. Hüseyni taksim (4-string kemençe) 5. Hicazkâr saz semai (comp. TCB) 6. Bestenigâr taksim (yayli tanbur) 7. Niâburek taksim (tanbur) 8. Irak taksim (kemençe) 9. Suzinak gazel (voc. Hafiz Yasar Okur) 10. Tahir sarki (voc. Hafiz Asir) 11. Suzinak gazel (voc. Hafiz Asir) 12. Rast gazel (voc. Hafiz Sabri Bey) 13. Saba gazel (voc. Hafiz Sabri Bey) 14. Tahirpuselik saz semai (comp. Kemani Riza Bey) 15. Eviç taksim (tanbur) 16. Muhayyer taksim (violoncello) 17. Beyâtiaraban taksim (tanbur) Volume V (CD 2) 1. Setabaran pesrev (comp. TCB) 2. Gülizar pesrev (comp. Tanburi Isak) 3. Segâh Karabatak pesrev (comp. Hizir Aga) 4. Hicazkâr pesrev (comp. Osman Bey) 5. Ussak pesrev (comp. Osman Bey) 6. Bayâti pesrev (comp. TCB or Seyfeddin) 7. Hicazkâr pesrev (comp. Osman Bey) 8. Segâh taksim (kemençe) 9. Müstear taksim (tanbur) 10. Kürdî taksim (tanbur) 11. Segâh taksim (yayli tanbur) 12. Yegâh taksim (yayli tanbur) 13. Ussak taksim (lavta) 14. Ussak gazel (voc. Hafiz Yasar Okur)
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