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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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Kathryn Woodard, piano

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The second of Hasan Ferit Alnar's Eight Piano Pieces composed in 1935.

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The third of Hasan Ferit Alnar's Eight Piano Pieces composed in 1935.

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The fourth of Hasan Ferit Alnar's Eight Piano Pieces composed in 1935.

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The fifth of Hasan Ferit Alnar's Eight Piano Pieces composed in 1935.

Kathryn Woodard, piano

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The sixth of Hasan Ferit Alnar's Eight Piano Pieces composed in 1935.

Kathryn Woodard, piano

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The seventh of Hasan Ferit Alnar's Eight Piano Pieces composed in 1935.

Kathryn Woodard, piano

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The eighth of Hasan Ferit Alnar's Eight Piano Pieces composed in 1935.

NEWS

Access liner notes and bios for Kathryn Woodard's Journeys CD at the link - our current radio promotion.

 

Qin Qian & Friends will perform 3 sets at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Saturday, August 24 beginning at 1:00 p.m.

 

The next Weekly Musicians' Wellness Workshop will be September 25! Please follow the event on Facebook for informative posts and updates

 

Gamelan Semara Santi's next concert at Swarthmore is on Sunday November 17

 

We are pleased to announce the premiere of "Lively Dance" by Ulvi Cemal Erkin arranged for orchestra by Kathryn Woodard on November 22 by the Haverford College Orchestra conducted by Heidi Jacob

 

 

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

Volume I

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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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