Dede Efendi

Classical Turkish Music

Edited by Nevzat Atlig
Published by Kalan Müsik, double CD
£12.99 / $17.10 / 107.18 TL ($/TL approx)

Late 18th– early 19th century archive recordings of İsmail Dede Efendi (1778–1846)

Dede Efendi was a composer of classical Turkish music who was much appreciated by Sultan Selim III. Dede Efendi gave lessons in Turkish music to Hamparsum Limonciyan who developed the Hamparsum notation, the dominant notation for Turkish music. He also developed the composite musical modes of “sultanî yegâh”, “nev-eser”, “saba-buselik”, “hicaz-buselik” and “araban kürdî”. His greatest works are the seven Mevlevi pieces for Samah. More than two hundred of his compositions are available today. His house and music salon in Kumkapi has been preserved as a museum.

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