AHMET ADNAN SAYGUN (1907-1991): 12 Preludes on Aksak Rhythms, Op. 45, 10 Sketches on Aksak Rhythms, Op. 58, Sonatina, Op. 15, Inci's Book, Op. 10, From Anatolia, Op. 25.
Catalogue Number: 05J086
Description: Unlike his orchestral works, which can border on the abstract and complex, Saygun's piano music is closely related to the elements of Turkish folk music (some of which he collected with Bartók). Everything on this disc, in fact, is concerned directly with the topic except for the earliest piece, 1934's Inci's Music which, as children's music is also concerned with it indirectly. Very enjoyable for piano collectors and lovers of the Bartókian folk-music study tradition. Zeynep Üçbasaran (piano).