To Anatolia - Selections from the Turkish Five / Beyza Yazgan

Release Date: 3/19/2021
Label: Bridge
Catalog Number: BCD9549
Performer: Beyza Yazgan
Number of Discs: 1
Length: 52 Minutes

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CD
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$16.99
Notes and Editorial Reviews

To Anatolia is Turkish/American pianist Beyza Yazgan's passionately played collection of Turkish classical piano repertoire from a group of composers known as “The Turkish Five” (Cemal Resit Rey (1904-1985), Ferid Alnar (1906-1978), Ulvi Cemal Erkin (1906-1972), Adnan Saygun (1907-1991), and Necil Kazim Akses (1908-1999). The music was composed between 1931-1976 with most of the pieces inspired by Anatolian folksongs, stories, dances, dirges, and lullabies. Though the compositions were all written for piano, the colors and influences of eastern instruments are present throughout.

Works on This Recording
1. Anadolu'dan (From Anatolia), Op. 25: I. Meşeli by Ahmet Adnan Saygun
Performer: Beyza Yazgan (Piano)
Written: 1945 ;
2. 8 Piano Pieces: No. 1. Şu Yamaçta (On the Slope) by Hasan Ferid Alnar
Performer: Beyza Yazgan (Piano)
Written: 1935 ;
3. 10 Sketches on Aksak Rhythms, Op. 58: Sketch No. 1 by Ahmet Adnan Saygun
Performer: Beyza Yazgan (Piano)
Written: 1976 ;
4. 12 Preludes on Aksak Rhythms, Op. 45: Prelude No. 4 by Ahmet Adnan Saygun
Performer: Beyza Yazgan (Piano)
Written: 1967 ;
5. No. 2. Küçük çoban (The Little Shepherd) by Ulvi Cemal Erkin
Performer: Beyza Yazgan (Piano)
Written: 1937 ;
6. No. 3. Dere (The Brook) by Ulvi Cemal Erkin
Performer: Beyza Yazgan (Piano)
Written: 1937 ;
7. 5 Turkish Piano Pieces: No. 5. Köy (Village) by Necil Kazim Akses
Performer: Beyza Yazgan (Piano)
Written: 1929 ;
8. 10 Turkish Folksong: No. 5. Horon by Cemal Reşit Rey
Performer: Beyza Yazgan (Piano)
9. 5 Turkish Piano Pieces: No. 1. Şiir (Poem) by Necil Kazim Akses
Performer: Beyza Yazgan (Piano)
Written: 1929 ;
10. 10 Turkish Folksong: No. 6. Helvacı (Halvah Maker) by Cemal Reşit Rey
Performer: Beyza Yazgan (Piano)
11. Duyuşlar (Impressions): No. 9. Oyun (The Game) by Ulvi Cemal Erkin
Performer: Beyza Yazgan (Piano)
Written: 1937 ;
12. No. 1. Animato by Ulvi Cemal Erkin
Performer: Beyza Yazgan (Piano)
Written: 1931 ;
13. No. 2. Lento by Ulvi Cemal Erkin
Performer: Beyza Yazgan (Piano)
Written: 1931 ;
14. No. 3. Tranquillo by Ulvi Cemal Erkin
Performer: Beyza Yazgan (Piano)
Written: 1931 ;
15. No. 4. Energetico by Ulvi Cemal Erkin
Performer: Beyza Yazgan (Piano)
Written: 1931 ;
16. No. 5. Moderato by Ulvi Cemal Erkin
Performer: Beyza Yazgan (Piano)
Written: 1931 ;
17. 8 Piano Pieces: No. 4. Sisli Sabah (Foggy Morning) by Hasan Ferid Alnar
Performer: Beyza Yazgan (Piano)
Written: 1935 ;
18. Duyuşlar (Impressions): No. 10. Ağlama Yar Ağlama (Don't Weep My Beloved) by Ulvi Cemal Erkin
Performer: Beyza Yazgan (Piano)
Written: 1937 ;
19. 10 Piano Pieces: No. 8. Andante by Necil Kazim Akses
Performer: Beyza Yazgan (Piano)
Written: 1964 ;
20. 8 Piano Pieces: No. 7. Perdeden Sızan Ay Işığı (Moonlight through the Curtain) by Hasan Ferid Alnar
Performer: Beyza Yazgan (Piano)
Written: 1935 ;
21. Duyuşlar (Impressions): No. 5. Oyun (Game) by Ulvi Cemal Erkin
Performer: Beyza Yazgan (Piano)
Written: 1937 ;
22. I. Allegro by Ahmet Adnan Saygun
Performer: Beyza Yazgan (Piano)
Written: 1938 ;
23. II. Adagio con moto by Ahmet Adnan Saygun
Performer: Beyza Yazgan (Piano)
Written: 1938 ;
24. III. Horon: Prestissimo by Ahmet Adnan Saygun
Performer: Beyza Yazgan (Piano)
Written: 1938 ;
25. 8 Piano Pieces: No. 2. Uyuşuk Dans (Languorous Dance) by Hasan Ferid Alnar
Performer: Beyza Yazgan (Piano)
Written: 1935 ;
26. Tukish Dance Suite: II. Zeybek Dance by Hasan Ferid Alnar
Performer: Beyza Yazgan (Piano)
Written: 1932 ;
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