From Botticelli to Respighi

Italian painter Sandro Botticelli, nicknamed the “Little Barrel”, made a sound with his paintings in the second half of the fifteenth century and when he was just twenty-five years old.


Everyone's Wonder Boy?

Child prodigy! It has turned into a saying 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. Who…


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.


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…


Pandemic and Artist

It is not right to sacrifice the problems of which we do not know the past, to the conditions of the day. Of course, it is true that the industry has come to the point of extinction, but everything is fine before the epidemic.


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 spends his holiday… 5th grade…

Through the Eyes of a Pianist


The “correpetition” phenomenon, which we can describe as a complement to individual instrument, singing and ballet training, is one of the most important parts of our work that should always be emphasized, valued and not postponed. From the perspective of a pianist, I will share my views with you as the person who completes, not the completed. First of all, I would like to point out…

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…


Science Symphony

The meaning and importance of music for all of us is different, and so is the time we devote to it. Most of us spend our lives listening to music, going to concerts, listening to it at home,…


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? Now I think I have to write, read, think creatively, benefit humanity” and I turn on my computer and start writing. I wish that generations, who will find a way to reduce our level of weariness due to forest fires, floods and events that should not happen all over the world and especially in our country, will try to improve our planet and try to understand and question climate change and the deficiencies in many scientific and artistic fields. Now I have to get into the subject, of course, our subject is classical music. In this article, you have a…

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, you can find the books in Beethoven's music library with the links where you can download these works: Catalog No. Title of Work Link 247 Knecht's Orgelschule Click 247 Bach's Art das Klavier zu spielen Click 249 Riepel Contrapunkt Click 250 Kirnberger's works Click 250 Koch. Harmonie Click 250 Vogler. Choralsystem Click…

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. Industrialization and urbanization became the cradle of modernism with the bourgeois taking the reins from the aristocracy, while the aristocracy, which had no intention of falling off the stage, was becoming bourgeois by abandoning its traditions. In the center of inventions such as photography, radio, electricity, telephone, which radically changed the way of thinking of the individual, the bourgeois, who wanted to direct the operation of art as well as production areas, attempted to redesign the structures in art institutions and media, away from the language of the aristocracy. As a result of all this, academia and art, which became the authority of the "art for art" approach...

Heinrich Heine


The recording figures of 1822, when the Paris Conservatory, under the direction of Cherubini, trained pianists like a factory, are quite impressive; forty-one female, thirty-two male piano students. In his letter to the relevant minister, Viscount de la Rochefoucauld, the director described this massive demand as 'exploitative and dangerous' and promised to lower the figures. But things didn't go as planned, with demand increasing and multiplying over the next decade. Among the leading teachers of the conservatory were Pierre Zimmerman and Louis Adam (who also wrote the conservatory's official method). The expression that best describes all this turmoil is found in Antoine François Marmontel's book 'Les Pianistes celebres'; “Paris was a pianist revolt…