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Tanburi Cemil Bey, Vol. II & III

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 II (CD 1) 1. Senaz pesrev (Ali Aga, kemençe/ud) 2. Çeçen kizi (kemençe, ud) 3. Ussak gazel (Hafiz Sasi Osman Efendi) 4. Isfahan sarki (Ey gaziler yol göründü) 5. Rast taksim (tanbur) 6. Ferahnâk taksim (kemençe) 7. Hüseyni saz semai (Kemani Tatyos) 8. Nühüft pesrev 9. Suzidil taksim (tanbur) 10. Persendide taksim (kemençe) 11. Acem asiran pesrev (Emin aga) 12. Sevk efza gazel (voc. Hafiz Yasar Bey) 13. Neveser pesrev (Yusuf Pasa) 14. Setaraban taksim (tanbur) 15. Setaraban saz semai (comp. TCB) 16. Hicaz taksim (tanbur) 17. Sultani-yegah taksim (kemençe) Volume III (CD 2) 1. Hüzzam taksim (violoncello) 2. Ussak taksim (violoncello) 3. Ussak saz semai (Aziz Dede) 4. Tahir puselik pesrev 5. Ferafeza taksim (yayli tanbur) 6. Ferafeza saz semai (comp. TCB) 7. Isvahan taksim (kemençe) 8. Isvahan gazel (Hafiz Osman) 9. Janik Nini (kemençe) 10. Janik Nini (yayli tanbur) 11. Yegah taksim (Hafiz Achir) 12. Katschma medjbourinden (Hafiz Achir) 13. Herden seusun (Hafiz Achir) 14. Pembe Kiz I II III IV (comp. TCB) 15. Hicaz taksim (yayli tanbur) 16. Hüseyni taksim (yayli tanbur) 17. Çifte Telli

Tanburi Cemil Bey, Vol. II & III
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