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From Empire to Republic: vocal style in twentieth century Turkey

O'Connell, John Morgan 2002. From Empire to Republic: vocal style in twentieth century Turkey. In: Danielson, Virginia, Marcus, Scott and Reynolds, Dwight eds. The Garland Encyclopedia of World Music: The Middle East, Vol. 6. Routledge, pp. 781-787.

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Abstract

Vocal style in Turkish music was a subject of intense public debate during the twentieth century. After the inception of the Turkish republic and the formulation of a suitable nationalist ideology, Turkish vocalists had to address the ideal of musical purity espoused in the dominant Republican perspective and determine acceptable limits of musical practice in light of a redefined Turkish identity. Responding to contemporary intellectuals' criticism of Ottoman culture, they attempted to classify styles of vocal performance into two categories—Ottoman and Republican—and rejected styles that did not conform to the modernist aspirations and westernizing predilections of the new political elite.

Item Type: Book Section
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Music
Subjects: M Music and Books on Music > M Music
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9780824060428
Last Modified: 16 Apr 2020 14:25
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/99023

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