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Turkish Music for Solo Violin / Jewett

Release Date: 05/10/2019 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8579043  
Composer:  Ahmed Adnan SaygunOnur TürkmenMahir Cetiz
Performer:  Ellen Jewett
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Acclaimed violinist Ellen Jewett’s explorations of Turkey’s musical traditions led to her discovery of Saygun’s Partita, a dense and expressive sister to Bartok’s solo sonata that weaves a beautiful tapestry of colors by combining a rich Romanticism with traditional folk elements. Onur Turkmen’s Beautiful and Unowned is inspired by the unique dreamlike atmosphere of Cappadocia, while Mahir Cetiz’s Soliloquy is a monologue that ranges from cries to whispers. Both of these recent works were commissioned by Ellen Jewett, and the entire programme was recorded in the unique acoustics of a hand-carved Cappadocian cavern. Ellen Jewett has enjoyed a varied career, performing in major concert halls worldwide. She was a member of the prize-winning Read more Audubon Quartet for eleven years, which was critically acclaimed by The New York Times. As an advocate for new music, Jewett has worked with many composers and performed countless premieres. Other chamber music collaborations include performances with Yo Yo Ma, Maxim Vengerov, Colin Carr, Johannes Moser and Idil Biret. Read less

Works on This Recording

Partita for Violin, Op. 36 by Ahmed Adnan Saygun
Performer:  Ellen Jewett (Violin)
Written: Turkey 
Beautiful and Unowned by Onur Türkmen
Performer:  Ellen Jewett (Violin)
Written: Turkey 
Soliloquy by Mahir Cetiz
Performer:  Ellen Jewett (Violin)
Written: Turkey 

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