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A New Pipe Organ And Harpsichord Cd By Mehmet Okonsar: The Great Contrapuntal Work By J. S. Bach; "Die Kunst Der Fuge" BWV 1080

08-09-2011 10:15 AM CET | Arts & Culture

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The Art of Fugue; CD by Mehmet Okonsar

The Art of Fugue; CD by Mehmet Okonsar

SUMMARY/ABSTRACT:
"The Art of Fugue" by Johann Sebastian Bach. An internal glimpse at the CD published by Mehmet Okonsar, pianist, composer, conductor and musicologist of Turkish origins.

The work is carried out over a delightful organ built on Baroque organ designs.

Mehmet Okonsar positioned the tracks order of the CD in a way that the actual Fugues are in groupings by styles i.e. "simple fugues", "rhythmical variations", "inverted fugues" and so forth then he interjected in between the many canons that he played on harpsichord.

The sound of the organ remains very clear and does not obscure the contrapuntal lines which are made along with maximum preciseness in addition to clearness.

The CD features the totality of the pieces of the BWV 1080. Many of those recordings are available as video clips on the artists Youtube(r) channel: mokonsar.

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

Mehmet Okonsar, a Belgian pianist, composer, conductor as well as musicologist was born in Istanbul, Turkey. He studied piano, composition as well as orchestration in the Brussels Royal Conservatory and musicology with the Istanbul Technical University. His key educators were J. Cl. Vanden Eynden in addition to Alexis Weissenberg for the piano and Madame Jacqueline Fontyn for composition. He is laureate of a lot of international piano competitions such as the Gina Bachauer.

In addition to his worldwide concert carrier he is a productive blogger. Okonsar is an independent performer, originator of the classical music and also musicology devoted blog-site:"inventor-musicae" in addition to the first classical-music video portal: classicalvideos.net. His total biography together with facts can be read here: http://www.okonsar.com/pianist-biography.html#long-bio

Mehmet Okonsar has a superb discography, all titles globally 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 engaging assortment 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 unlike contemporary modern-jazz styles.

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