Alnar - On the Mountain Slope

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Kathryn Woodard, piano

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The first of Alnar's Eight Piano Pieces composed in 1935. 

Hasan Ferit Alnar (1906-1978) is one of the first generation of Turkish composers of Western classical music known as the "Turkish Five." He is particularly known for his ability to meld elements of traditional Ottoman music and Western music as he was an accomplished performer on the kanun, a zither. This set of pieces is a true gem with catchy tunes, exciting rhythms, and all geared toward the late intermediate/early advanced piano performer. Alnar dedicated the set to his teacher of harmony in Turkey, Huseyin Sadettin Arel, a well known theorist. 

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NEWS

  

Chamber concert at SALON 33 (Princeton, NJ) - Featuring  works by Karl Blench, Erin Busch, Libby Larsen, Ilhan Usmanbas and Kathryn Woodard; October 20 at 7:00 p.m.

- With Deborah Popham, soprano; Emma Hey, viola, Christy Banks, clarinet; Kathryn Woodard, piano

 

Haverford College Orchestra under the direction of Heidi Jacob will perform "Aegean Spring" by Erkin/(Woodard) on Nov. 22, 2019

 

Mid-America Freedom Band under the direction of Lee Hartman will perform "Victory March" by Leyla Saz/(Woodard), March 1, 2020 in Kansas City, MO

QUICK Links

 

Listen to Ulvi Cemal Erkin's piano pieces, Impressions (1, 5, 10, 11), Verda Erman, piano

No. 1, No. 5, No. 10, No. 11

 

Check out the video pages for the Anthology of Turkish Piano Music:

Volume I

Volume II

Volume III 

 

Listen to an excerpt of "Aegean Spring" read at the Midwest Clinic Orchestra Reading session here!

 

View one of our featured titles, "Victory March," here.

 

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