What is the truth?

''Art does not copy the visible, it makes it visible.'' Paul Klee Seeing is a magical act, when you see it, we both make sense of it and have feelings.


The wind is blowing but you are not cold. You dream of a warm autumn evening, but the wind is getting stronger; because how hot Paris is in the summer…


Chopin The Great Composer of Small Forms

The Polish composer, nicknamed the 'Poet of the Piano', is one of the best composers of the Romantic Period. He received his first lessons from his mother at a young age. When he was only 12 years old, his teacher…

Popular culture

If you have your favorite TV series or the contestants you support in Turkey, if you always check the bestseller shelf while buying a book, you have a tight...

CSO's Ticket Prices

I see that art in our country is advancing towards a dangerous and vulgar level. What I'm trying to point out above...

Strategic Plan

No doubt, direct incentives can break social resistances and facilitate the first visit, but the regular realization of the cultural event…


A particular cultural product or artist may be attractive to several cultural publics at the same time…

Alexander Borodin and Homo Universalis

What is Homo Universalis? “Homo Universalis” (Universal Man) is a concept that explains the idealization of an individual's skills, his talents and professional orientations being more than one field, and that there is no limit to what [individual] can do as long as he wants. It is also possible to see the terms "Polimat", "Renaissance Man", or "Hezarfen" instead of Homo Universalis. Polymatism, (Greek: πολυμαθής,…


Marmite Composers

Hello, I would like to talk about a concept known as Marmite Composers in Europe. Since the word “Marmite” does not have an exact equivalent in Turkish, this word is used as it is…


Dinu Lipatti

He was born on March 19, 1917 in Bucharest. Lipatti, who took his first piano lessons from his mother, studied at the Bucharest Conservatory with Mihail Jora and Florica Musicescu.


Alban Berg's Truth

In the past, when different interdisciplinary exchanges were seen, music played an important role in the sustainability of myths, as well as culture, like novels.


On the Power of Music: Kafka

“Prayer and art are passionate acts of the will. Someone wants to transcend and develop the normal possibilities of the will. An art like prayer, reaching out through the darkness...


Conversation of Two Deaf

By 1818, Beethoven's hearing loss increased, and the composer had to carry a blank notebook and pen with him in order to communicate. By writing to the other party,…


Cyprien Katsaris

In addition to the pride of hosting a world giant in our boutique hall, we talked about the short three days we spent with this legendary name, which I personally admire.


Chabrier's Reflection

Emmanuel Chabrier, whose life styles are likened to Hector Berlioz and who started his life as a law student and continued as a composer years later,…


Discourse on the Pandemic and Art

It is not true to tout with the speech that art is over or damaged due to the pandemic. The epidemic killed popular culture, not art. On its historical background…


State Opera and Ballet

A Brief History of the Opera Audience and the Turkish Bourgeoisie According to the opera settlement of the French king, Louis the 15th, the high-ranking nobles were at the forefront of the lodges.


Gramophone's Beethoven

After years of collecting a variety of essential reference materials like biographies and letters of composers, I found a hidden inclination, or…


Schumann: Chopin Piano Sonata Review

Written by: R.SchumannPublished by: Die Neue Zeitschrift für MusikDate: 1841Translated by: Cihan Barut  A perceptive expert eye, after examining the first expressions of this sonata…


Everyone's Wonder Boy?


Child prodigy! It has turned into a discourse that is heard a lot today and that I follow with regret as I see it in the posts and read it in the interviews. Sometimes to draw attention while making news, and sometimes to people who do not have professional competence...

A Musician's Holiday


If you play a musical instrument and this is not just a hobby for you, but your profession, then it would be useful to look at the concept of "holiday" from different perspectives. If you ask how a musician's holiday is going… A student who graduated from the 5th grade on behalf of his technical and musical development…

Have Things Turned Around?

For years, I have had the chance to experience that beyond the teacher-student communication in instrument education, there are many sharing opportunities with the opportunity to work one-on-one. With healthy dialogue…


Are We Aware of the Treasure Near Us?

The importance of starting music, sports and language education at a very young age is an undeniable fact. In these training areas where talent occupies a significant percentage, genetics…


Are We Drowning in Competitions?

One of the most important parts of the development process of a person who receives instrument training professionally is the goals set before him. In our exam-based education system, this…


Who Will Hear Sơn Mỹ's Song?

The next generation, who used maqam music through the processing of Anatolian melodic traditions in order to create a national language in polyphonic music writing in the first period of the Republic, on the contrary, turned to avant-garde techniques and styles of 20th century music. Ertugrul Oguz…


Caner Ünsal with a Minimal Touch

There are timeless compositions that we listen to, remember, want to hear more, and ageless compositions. This is exactly how it is about a composition and composer who is with us now and will stay with us. Caner Unsal was born in 1985 in Istanbul. 2 waltzes 1…


Ensemble Trail

Hello, I cannot describe the emotional state I am in right now. On the one hand, I do not want to do anything because of what is happening in our country, I am so bored and sad, on the other hand, I say, “No, is it okay? I should write now...


Beethoven's Music Books

After Beethoven's death, all items found in his home were put up for auction. Created on August 16, 1827, the catalog also includes works found in the composer's music library. Below are the links where you can download these works and Beethoven's books in the music library…


Why Was Satie Right? (IV)

4. Redite – une inspiration rébellion de Cornelius Cardew – “Nous chantons pour l'avenir.” The adventure of music was in the determination of social conditions in the last quarter of the 19th century, as in every stage of human history. With the bourgeois taking the reins from the aristocracy...