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Ahmed Adnan Saygun: Symphonies 1 & 2

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If you define classical music as Western-styled concert music, then you can count the number of great Turkish classical music composers on one hand. Turkey already has, selecting five of its pioneering figures from the early twentieth century as "The Turkish Five," and the most prominent among these names is that of Ahmed Adnan Saygun. At the request of Atatürk, Saygun composed the first Turkish opera, Özsoy, in 1934; one critic noted that Saygun "was to his country what Jean Sibelius is to Finland." Early in his career, ...

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Ahmed Adnan Saygun: Symphonies 1 & 2
2002, CPO

UPC: 761203981922

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