EUTERPE: Reform, Notation and Ottoman Music in Early 19th-Century Istanbul
In this lecture, Mehmet Ali Sanlıkol will discuss Euterpe (1830), the first printed collection of classical Ottoman/Turkish music in Byzantine neumes. Professor Sanlıkol has transcribed many of the 102 pieces in the collection into the modified staff notation used by classical Turkish music. He will present a selection of these transcriptions as well as consider the historical circumstances that influenced Euterpe’s publication.
Part of the Boston Byzantine Music Festival Lecture Series exploring the musical heritage of the Byzantine Empire. The Boston Byzantine Music Festival is a program of the Mary Jaharis Center for Byzantine Art and Culture.
This lecture will take place live on Zoom, followed by a question and answer period. Please register to receive the Zoom link. An email with the relevant Zoom information will be sent 1–2 hours ahead of the lecture. Registration is closed.
This lecture will not be recorded.