Itri, one of the masters of Turkish classical music who lived in the 17th century, and the German baroque composer Johann Sebastian Bach, who made a great contribution to European classical music in the 18th century, met at an online concert. The works of two composers were performed at the concert organized by Amsterdam Yunus Emre Turkish Cultural Center on November 29, 2020.
In collaboration with the Yunus Emre Institute Amsterdam and the Multisonant Ensemble, an online concert "Bach - Itri-Now" was held on November 29, 2020.
The program includes works by master Buhurizade Mustafa Itri (master of classical Turkish music) and master John Sebastian Bach, who lived in the same period and had different cultures. Some pieces by famous musicians such as Vivaldi, Handel, Telemann, Purcell, Corelli, Couperin, Tartini, Rigatti and Rousseau were also featured.
THE CONCERT DREW GREAT INTEREST
Meliha Doguduysal composed and arranged works by Semaî, Peşrev, Sufi strings, Hafız Post, Marāghī, Gazi Giray, Şakir Ağa, Numan Ağa, Dimitrie Candemir and Ali Ufki (Albert Bobowski) especially for this performance. The concert was performed by the following musicians; Sinan Vural (baritone), Aylin Sezer (soprano), Emmy Storms (violin), Tara Kumar (cello), Cengiz Arslanpay (ney), Orkun Ağır (tanbur), Meliha Doğuduyal (piano).
This unforgettable concert, conducted by Meliha Doğuduyal, presenting the East-West synthesis in music in an original and effective way, was much appreciated by the music fans who watched the concert live all over the world.