1st Edition

Reform, Notation and Ottoman music in Early 19th Century Istanbul EUTERPE

By Mehmet Ali Sanlıkol Copyright 2023
    296 Pages 114 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Reform, Notation and Ottoman Music in Early 19th Century Istanbul: EUTERPE presents the first complete set of transcription and edition of Euterpe (1830) from Byzantine neumatic notation into the modified staff notation used by classical Turkish music and is accompanied by a substantial examination of the related historical, theoretical and musical topics.

    Through a series of Ottoman/Turkish classical vocal music compositions that can be dated to the 18th and 19th centuries, Euterpe and related sources reinforce a much broader picture of musical practice and transmission in which we clearly see that the Greek and Turkish traditions are linked. Reform, Notation and Ottoman Music in Early 19th Century Istanbul is presented in two parts: historical discussion and musical analysis, and complete transcription and edition of Euterpe.

    This book will appeal to music scholars and university students interested in minorities, cosmopolitanism in the Middle East and Balkans, the relationship between music and national identity, musical notation, classical Ottoman/Turkish music, Byzantine music, and, most significantly, ethnomusicology.

    Part 1: Historical Discussion and Musical Analysis  1. Euterpe in an Ottoman context  2. Makam, Usul, Repertoire and Style in Euterpe  Part 2: Transcription and Edition of Euterpe  1. Methodology  2. Edition


    Mehmet Ali Sanlıkol is a full-time faculty member of the New England Conservatory (NEC) Music History & Musicology department and is the director of the Intercultural Institute at NEC.