Songs of the Sultans Masterpieces of Turkish Clas
Songs of the Sultans offers a selection of some of the most sophisticated masterpieces of Turkish classical music. Carefully chosen compositions, some of which have never been performed solo in modern time, are revived in this album by Ahmet Erdogdular and the finest musicians of contemporary Turkish classical music. Ahmet Erdogdular is the first representative in the past several decades of the classical singing style reminiscent of the Ottoman LP recordings from the beginning of the 20th century. In this album he presents elaborate compositions such as Kâr and Beste together with gazel and taksims (vocal and instrumental improvisations) in a variety of intricate makams (modes).