Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Mehmet Sanlikol's most recent composition

Very recently, I mentioned in this Blog that I wanted to call authentic Albanian music to the attention of Dr. Mehmet Sanlikol, the multi-talented Turkish maestro who regularly presents Turkish/Greek musical performances in the  Greater Boston area.

I was  pleased, therefore, to read about Dr. Sanlikol's  most recent composition that was touted yesterday in The Boston Globe. so  here it is:

Music Review

Boston Articles
September 10, 2012|

  • Clarinet soloist David Krakauer performed with A Far Cry Sunday.
Clarinet soloist David Krakauer performed with A Far Cry Sunday. (Dina Rudick/Globe Staff )
From the austere supplications of a 12th-century Christian mystic, to the premiere of a brand new work inspired by Turkish Sufi ceremonies, A Far Cry’s season-opening program at the Gardner Museum on Sunday afternoon covered a lot of ground. And that was just the first half. After that came the keening ecstasies of a klezmer-style romp for chamber orchestra and solo clarinet, and the lofty pieties of the “Heiliger Dankgesang,” the song of thanksgiving from Beethoven’s Quartet Op. 132.
Musical mysticism was the afternoon’s theme, and Beethoven was in fact the only composer on the program whose name Gardner music director Scott Nickrenz knew how to pronounce, he told the capacity crowd in Calderwood Hall. (I don’t believe him, but he was making a point.) And more credit to A Far Cry for it. The city’s exuberant self-directed chamber orchestra has always clearly had a lot of fun performing its programs. This season, its sixth, the group appears to be having more fun in putting them together, too.


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