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Aleksey Igudesman: Turkish Dance Suite – 5. Istanbul

  • for string quartet
  • Instrumentation details:
    1st violin
    2nd violin
  • Composer: Aleksey Igudesman
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Aleksey Igudesman: Turkish Dance Suite – 5. Istanbul for string quartet | UED3639405

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5. Istanbul – string quartet, inspired by Turkish pop music Having listened to and enjoyed a lot of Turkish pop music, which is, to a great extent, produced in Istanbul, I came up with a whole lot of short popular sounding themes in various keys. I started the piece with a more mono-harmonic approach, and after adding a slow and improvised sounding middle section for the violoncello, I tried to enrich and popularise the harmonies. The quarter tones can be played slightly higher or lower to taste, since in traditional Turkish music the destinctions are finer. Aleksey Igudesman

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