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The Particular World Of The Prelude-Fugue Form: "Well-Tempered Clavier", Bach's Great Composition Recorded By Mehmet Okonsar

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The Turkish born Belgian pianist, composer, conductor and musicologist Mehmet Okonsar published his entire set of the particular 48 Preludes and Fugues by J. S. Bach inside of a three CD set.

The work is completed on the piano and then in most points can easily remind the audience the version recorded by Glenn Gould. Tempos and also the touch and also the all round methodology can be near to the Canadian pianist's types along with the performance displays an effective familiarity with historical playing. Moreover Okonsar rarely may seem "snobbish".

The actual record is globally obtainable through amazon.com(r) as well as its partner channels.

All pieces can be auditioned at Okonsar's homepage: www.okonsar.com/Recordings.html.

Mehmet Okonsar, born in Istanbul, Turkey studied music in the Brussels Royal Conservatory with Jean-Claude Vanden Eynden for the piano and Madame Jacqueline Fontyn for composition in addition to orchestration. He additionally studied with a previous pupil of Olivier Messiaen: Claude Ballif from the Paris National Conservatory and also the world famous pianist Alexis Weissenberg within Switzerland.

His repertoire encompasses a range from the early seventeenth. century ("The Fitzwilliam Virginal Book") including among others Orlando Gibbons and Giles Farnaby and also extends to late the twentieth century with the works by Karlheinz Stockhausen and Witold Lutoslawski. Dominant works in this repertoire are: J.S. Bach "The Art of Fugue" carried out on organ (or piano) and harpsichord; the Goldberg Variations, the integrale of Well-tempered Keyboard.Mehmet Okonsar possesses an awesome discography, just about all titles internationally published. By J.S.Bach, Goldberg Variations; The Well-Tempered Klavier (complete in 3 CD set); The Art of Fugue (performed on organ and harpsichord) and The Musical Offering (performed on electronic instruments). An stimulating collection of solo piano, free style improvisations is "Shadowy Arcade", a CD composed with pieces possessing stirring titles, in Okonsar's own, personal musical style which is not really unlike some very modern jazz improvisation styles.

Mehmet Okonsar is possessing an superb discography, almost all titles worldwide distributed. By J.S.Bach, Goldberg Variations; The Well-Tempered Klavier (complete in 3 CD set); The Art of Fugue (performed on organ and harpsichord) and The Musical Offering (performed on electronic instruments). An stimulating assortment of solo piano, free style improvisations is "Shadowy Arcade", a CD composed with pieces possessing stirring titles, in Okonsar's unique, personal musical style which is not necessarily unlike contemporary modern-jazz styles.

For additional information or a sample copy please contact:
Mehmet Okonsar, mehmet@okonsar.com

Mehmet Okonsar, a Belgian pianist, composer, conductor and musicologist was born in Istanbul, Turkey. He studied piano, composition and orchestration at the Brussels Royal Conservatory and musicology at the Istanbul Technical University. His primary teachers were J. Cl. Vanden Eynden and Alexis Weissenberg for the piano and Madame Jacqueline Fontyn for composition. He is laureate of numerous international piano competitions including the Gina Bachauer. Besides his international concertist carrier he is also prolific writer. Okonsar is an independent artist, he runs his own management bureau, his CD label: LMO-Records and his publishing house: "Inventor-Musicae". Actively involved in the World Wide Web, Mehmet Okonsar is the founder of the classical music and musicology dedicated blog-site:"inventor-musicae.com" as well as the first classical-music video portal: "classicalvideos.net".

Mehmet Okonsar
Mesnevi S. 46/15
TR-06690 Ankara Turkey

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