Prolific 17th century Ottoman composer, poet and calligrapher Buhûrîzade Mustafa Itrî's surviving musical works have been collected into a new album by Kültür A.Ş., the cultural body affiliated with the Greater İstanbul Municipality (İBB). Featuring 54 surviving songs by the great composer, the album, “Bilinen ve Bilinmeyen Yönleriyle Buhûrîzade Mustafa Itrî Efendi” (Buhûrîzade Mustafa Itrî Efendi with Known and Unknown Aspects) is made up of five CDs, according to a statement posted on the municipality's website on Wednesday. The first four CDs consist of songs with lyrics, while the fifth CD is devoted to instrumental works composed for reed instruments.
Ney and tambour player Murat Salim Tokaç is the art director of the album, for which Güzin Değişmez, Eda Karaytuğ, Murat Irkılata, Ertan Bilgi and Şükrü Türkmen performed Itrî's songs. The album also includes a booklet of little-known facts about Itrî and explanatory notes about his works.
Itrî, who is believed to have composed more than 1,000 songs, was commemorated at various events in 2012 after the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization's (UNESCO) Turkish National Commission declared 2012 as the Year of Itrî on the occasion of the 300th anniversary of his death. Itrî was also known to be a member of the Mevlevi sect, for which he composed religious music.
CihanGüncelleme Tarihi: 27 Eylül 2013, 23:54